Summary: I confess that I am addicted to the illusion of control. Even though my spiritual guide clearly assures me that my plans are largely dependent on circumstances WAY beyond my control, I continue to pack my schedule with obligations. Then, when the inevitable glitch upsets my agenda, I can rage righteously about the unfairness of life! I can even shame myself into thinking that I should have planned for that glitch! In an effort to not only preserve my sanity but also hopefully enrich my life, I am working to have a welcoming attitude towards the unexpected. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the trickster, your impish guide toward wholeness. We will engage in art activities designed to gently introduce you to the unexpected, and help you to welcome it into your life.
- Participants will become familiar with the Archetype of the Trickster and its function within the psyche.
- Participants will explore their dependency on the illusion of control and will be invited to “make peace” with the unexpected.
- Participants will engage in art tasks designed to create an unexpected event and then enjoy it as a “happy accident.”
COUNSELOR & ART THERAPIST
Consulting Art Therapist & Open Studio Facilitator
Vicki Williams-Patterson is a Board Certified Art Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked as an art therapist since 1983. Her graduate education at Hahnemann University was strongly rooted in developmental psychology and psychodynamic theory, and she has continued with that orientation. Since 1990, she has been conducting seminars on the therapeutic uses of art in the counseling process at local, regional and national conferences. Since receiving her graduate degree in Art Therapy, she has engaged in advanced professional training in the areas of trauma recovery, Jungian psychology, and Sand Tray Process. In November 2009 she received the American Art Therapy Association’s Annual Award for Clinical Services. She is the past President of the Texas Mental Health Counselors Association, a division of the Texas Counseling Association.