"Transitioning into Happiness," a four-week expressive art and writing workshop facilitated by Amy J. Barry, will be held on Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the conference room of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library (WWML) in Stony Creek.
The workshop is for adults experiencing transitions in their lives, which may include changes in career and finances, children leaving the nest or returning home, retirement, divorce, aging parents, illness, or loss of a loved one. It is also for the individual who is feeling creatively blocked and would like to tap into his or her intuitive, imagistic "right" brain.
Barry will lead participants in a variety of writing and drawing exercises that help people "get unstuck" and transform negative, stressful thoughts and emotions into positive, life-affirming responses.
A professional journalist, columnist, theater reviewer, and fiction writer, Barry, a resident of Stony Creek, completed a certificate program in the expressive arts at Salve Regina University. She is a Hospice-trained bereavement support group facilitator and has also facilitated parenting and caregiver support groups.
The cost of the four-session workshop is $80. Registration by Tuesday, May 29 is required and the workshop is limited to 12. Materials will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own journals and sketch pads. Previous writing or drawing experience is not required.
For more information and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.