Expressive Arts Florida Institute

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Creative Self-Care

This series is open to anyone interested in self-care through creative expression.

CEU’s for mental health professionals

CNE’s for nurses

Elective credit for EAFI students

Kathleen Horne, MA, LMHC, REACE, REAT

Patricia Manning, RN, BSN, C/CES, HNB-BC

6 Mondays; noon to 3 pm EDT

November  12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17, 2018

Art as a Healing Practice is an excellent course that brings art and healing to another level. Kathleen brings her years of wisdom, knowledge and expertise which moves the group in a very deep and powerful way. Each participant feels they are being held in their own healing journey as well as deepening the connection to the group energy. –  Hamida

Session 1:     Introduction to the Process – Where am I now?

Session 2:    Art and Emotion

Session 3:    Art and the Physical Self

Session 4:    Finding Balance -Caring for Self & Caring for Others (Mandorla Process)

Session 5:    Integration and Wholeness (Mandala)

Session 6:    Bringing it All Together

  •  Are you longing to develop on ongoing creative healing practice?

  • Are you seeking improved self-care?

  • Would you like to be part of a safe, supportive circle?

  • Could you benefit from having experienced and skilled guides?


Art as a Healing Practice is an expressive arts process that embraces the positive power of creative work/play to change lives. It is a series of carefully guided themed sessions that each consist of a gentle and powerful blend of guided meditation, visual art, writing and sharing/witnessing.

Each Monday, Kathleen and Patricia will facilitate this small group (maximum 10 participants) in a powerful process of checking in, guided meditation, time for art-making and writing, then witnessing, sharing, and identifying a “nugget of wisdom” to take away. During the week, the secure online forum (through easy-to-use Ruzuku) is your place to post your images, and to further witness and share with each other. The audio meditation will also be posted there. To honor the safety and confidentiality of the group, these sessions will not be recorded.

Participants should plan to commit and participate in all 6 sessions. This is not an e-course, it is a live, virtual workshop that requires full participation and presence.

The live sessions will be supplemented with a fully secure, private online classroom site for additional (optional) sharing and witnessing.

Price: $325 for the series  – Register below

(please email us  at if you need a 2-payment option)

18 CEU’s available for LMHC, LCSW, LMHC

18 CNE’s for nurses

Email Kathleen at if you have questions

Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Registration Deadline: 7 days prior to workshop date (October 29), if minimum enrollment is not met, workshop may be canceled. Please register by October 29, if possible.


Kathleen Horne, MA, LMHC, Registered Expressive Arts Consultant Educator (REACE), Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) is Co-Founder and Core Faculty of Expressive Arts Florida Institute. With 30 years of experience in counseling and 20 years in expressive arts, she trains Expressive Arts professionals, facilitates workshops, and supervises therapists. Kathleen created Art as a Healing Practice 12 years ago, and teaches it regularly.




Patricia Manning

Patricia Manning, RN, BSN, C/CES, is a nurse and Childbirth Education Specialist. She also has a Certificate in Art and Healing and currently she works with at risk mothers-to-be, providing childbirth and parenting education, incorporating the expressive arts process into her practice.




*     This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  

**   Approved to award up to 18 CNE through 2/27/2020 AHNA approval #1336

***   Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.