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One Step: Finding Direction For The Year to Come

About this Event

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Amanda Mitchell

Irania Macias Patterson

This workshop led by Amanda Mitchell, LCPC, BC-DMT – dance movement therapist, and

Irania Macias Patterson – biblio-poetry therapy facilitator

She is a dynamic speaker, storyteller, author, and educator who specialize in the subjects of arts integration in multicultural- bilingual populations, and the connections with literacy, mental health, and expressive arts. She currently serves as the Chair of Diversity for the National Association of Poetry Therapy.

As an ardent supporter of schools, libraries, and cultural organizations, she has spoken in many arts, education, and humanity base organizations promoting “out of the box” intercultural exchanges for social transformation.

She is a biblio- poetry therapy facilitator and a trained teaching artist from Wolf Trap and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She has written several books and publications for families, librarians, and educators in the subjects of creative outreach strategies to reach marginalized communities. She is a Road Scholar for the North Carolina Humanity Council and the co-founder of Criss Cross Mangosauce, an edutainment company for families.


Are you looking for a sense of direction, motivation, and hope for 2021? Do you want to gain clarity and motivation to find a sense of accomplishment? Are you looking for meaning in these uncertain times? This workshop will help you gain the clarity and motivation you are looking for in the new year.

Learn how to:
  • Be grounded in the present moment with creative mindfulness and expression tools
  • Shift awareness and find balance in reflecting on the past, grounding in the present, and engage hope and purpose in the future.
  • Find a sense of direction or intention for the year to come.
  • Find a sense of acceptance for your 2020 experience.
  • Connect with people of many experiences and backgrounds around diverse populations.
  • Explore resilience strategies that can be easily implemented within any creative art practice to promote integration.
Supplies needed:
  • Access to Google Meets platform
  • A comfortable and private environment
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Paper and pen
  • Colors or markers
  • A stick or a little branch

This workshop will be held via Google Meets.

The link to the workshop will be sent to the email address used to purchase your ticket an hour before the event begins.

Note: This event is a wellness workshop and not a therapy service. However, therapy support is available and you are encouraged to reach out to Amanda or Irania should you desire to explore individual or group therapy options.

Cost: $55

Register HERE

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