Group Art Therapy with Alison McQueen, MA, LPC:
MYTH, ART & MOVEMENT: A DAYLONG GODDESS RETREAT
With Karina Maria and Alison McQueen
Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 12-8pm
Registration is now OPEN
Are you fascinated by the Goddess? Does your heart long for deep connection with the Divine Feminine and her teachings? Are you working to dismantle internalized patriarchy and reclaim the nourishing feminine ways? Us too. You are not alone.
Join a sacred circle of women for goddess mythology and storytelling, as well as intentional movement and art practices designed to activate the Goddess wisdom already within you. Explore the themes of devotion, creativity and abundance as we invoke the Goddesses Radha, Saraswati, and Lakshmi of the Indian pantheon.
About the Facilitators:
Alison McQueen, MA, LPC is an internationally-trained art therapist and somatic trauma specialist with a private practice focused on trauma and depth work, conscious parenting and women’s issues, and psychedelic harm reduction. Alison worked as an MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapist in an FDA-approved research study and has pioneered in the field of altered states through her company Medicinal Mindfulness. Alison is often moved to tears by the role powerful women have played in her life and is deeply passionate about the sacred possibilities that emerge when women gather.
Karina Maria Tibble, MA, LPC is a transformational counselor, a lover of myth and a midwife of the feminine. In her practice, she is passionate about supporting women in their journey of coming home to themselves and reclaiming their wholeness. Originally from Colombia, she graduated from Naropa University and has trained in various modalities including somatic trauma work and feminine leadership with the Awakening Women Institute. She brings a gentle and compassionate approach and is committed to creating a sacred space for her clients' process to unfold.
Group size is limited; sign up today! Pre-registration is required; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Boulder location provided upon registration. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $140 register before September 9 (regular price $160)
*We respect that gender is a spectrum and welcome all participants that identify with the pronouns of she/her/hers.
MYTH, ART AND MOVEMENT PART 2: THE GODDESSES OF SPRING
WITH ALISON MCQUEEN, MA, LPC AND KARINA MARIA TIBBLE, MA, LPC
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED- EMAIL ALISON@ASPENROOTS.ORG
Are you fascinated by the Feminine face of God? Does your heart long for deep contact with the Divine Feminine and her teachings? Are you working to dismantle internalized patriarchy and reclaim the nourishing feminine ways? Us too. You are not alone.
Join a sacred circle of women for goddess mythology and storytelling, as well as intentional movement and art practices designed to activate the Goddess wisdom already within you. Experience nourishing and supportive touch, deep listening between sisters, chanting, and much more. Having completed our deep winter Goddess series, we will continue to deepen our exploration of the Hindu pantheon, working with Lalita Tripura Sundari: Goddess of Erotic Spirituality, Bhuvaneshwari: Goddess of Infinite Space, Parvati: Goddess of the Sacred Marriage and Radha: Goddess of Romantic Longing.
Group size is limited to the first ten women who sign up. Pre-registration is required; email email@example.com. Boulder location provided upon registration.
Saturdays from 10am-noon, April 29-May 27 2017
$225/series. 15% off early bird discount if purchased by April 5. Limited scholarships available. Join with a friend and receive the BFF discount (additional 10% off each).
MYTH, ART & MOVEMENT: A DEEP WINTER GODDESS SERIES FOR WOMEN with Alison McQueen & Karina Tibble
The Goddess is here. Can you feel her? Are you longing for more connection with the Deep Feminine? Are you struggling with empowerment or recovering from patriarchy?
Us too. You are not alone.
Spend deep winter by the fire with Karina Maria and Alison McQueen as they facilitate encounters with Durga, Saraswati, Kali and Lakshmi of the Hindu tradition. Through exploring myth, art and movement with other women you are invited to embody the wise and powerful places in yourself that these goddesses inspire.
5 Saturdays 10am-12noon, February 18-March 18, 2017. $225/series. Limited scholarships available. Makes a great holiday gift for your favorite goddess. Location provided upon registration. Boulder, CO. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: 20% off if purchased by Dec. 25. More info about Alison's co-facilitator Karina Maria Tibble can be found here www.karinamariacounseling.com.
WELL-TIED KNOTS: A PARENT CHILD SEWING CIRCLE SUPPORTING HEALTHY ATTACHMENT
REGISTRATION CLOSED - Contact Alison today
Sewing is an ancient, sacred and fun art form, and it runs deep through our ancestries. From quilt-making to pants-mending, sewing slows us down and requires and inspires mindfulness. And sewing is all about attachment— repairing what’s torn or broken, strengthening bonds, connecting this piece to that piece, connecting me to you. The art of sewing is rich with metaphor and symbolism, and it has much to teach us if we slow down and listen. This sewing circle will support you in attuning with your child. Focused time, after all, is the gift our children want most of all.
Join Alison McQueen for a 6-session sewing circle for all ages. Age-appropriate sewing and pre-sewing activities will be available for even the smallest of children. Babies will be safely introduced on a sensory level to soft fabrics and yarns, toddlers will explore pre-sewing activities designed for developing fine motor skills, and preschoolers will be invited into healthy risk-taking by using real needles and scissors if they are ready. Elementary schoolers and older will be supported in learning different sewing skills and applying their own ideas to their creative processes. Hand sewing is the focus of the circle, although machine sewing, knitting, crocheting, and other fiber arts are welcome as well. We value process as much as product. The focus of this circle is allowing creative processes to support healthy connection between loved ones. The final product, although it is valuable, is not the primary focus of the group. Previous experience with sewing is not necessary.
SCHEDULE: 6 Thursdays from 4-515pm, January 12- February 16, 2017. South Boulder location provided to participants.
REGISTRATION: $180/series per parent/child pair. $40 per additional sibling. Class size is limited. Non-refundable payments due by December 27. To register contact email@example.com
To honor our commitment to supporting local economy, all materials purchased will come from Art Parts Boulder Creative Reuse Center rather than any larger chain craft stores. Our art space is a sacred screen-free zone; please no iPad use, texting, etc. while group is in session. All ages, genders and gender identities, spiritual and ethnic backgrounds, and abilities are welcome. This is an open and affirming space. Facility is not licensed for child drop-offs; parent must remain with child the entire time. If parent is not available to attend the circle, grandparents and other caregivers are certainly welcome.
Art-Based Women’s Group: Using Art to Explore Femininity, Vulnerability, and Power
This experience will involve sewing prayers into our underwear, process painting, altering bras, creative writing, goddess work, and more… The fall 2016 group meets on Tuesdays from 6:15pm-8:15pm (9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, and 12/13 in Boulder, CO. 8-session series for $345, includes the price of materials. Registration required; no drop-ins. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Altered Book Group REGISTRATION CLOSED
Is there a dominant belief running through you that just doesn’t fit anymore? A story you heard growing up? A story you’ve told yourself, about yourself, about the world, that just isn’t true? Altering a book is a great way to untangle ourselves from outdated belief systems that are no longer serving us. What story needs to be rewritten for you? Is there a belief you’ve had about yourself, others, or the world, that needs to be torn out, painted over, rearranged, or even burned? What would be different in your life if you were the one writing the story.
In this 8-session art process group with art therapist Alison McQueen, MA you will be supported in using creativity to update/alter a book so that the story resonates more deeply with who you are now and who you are becoming. Materials will be provided- you bring the book.
Alison McQueen, MA, the Executive Director of Aspenroots Counseling, is an internationally-trained art therapist specializing in trauma and depth work, conscious parenting, and women’s issues. See http://www.alison-mcqueen.com/about-me/ to find out more about Alison.
Pricing $295/8-session series. Limited sliding scale. Registration required, no drop-ins.
Schedule and Location Every other Saturday from 1030am-1230pm at the Aspenroots Counseling office (directions here http://www.alison-mcqueen.com/contact/). January 23, February 6, February 20, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16, April 30.
Inspiration For an example of an altered book experience, read Alison’s blog titled Assessment, Sitting Beside Someone, and Altering the DSM into a 3-Dimensional Sculpture (http://www.alison-mcqueen.com/blog/). Also I highly recommend checking out https://www.pinterest.com/skrush/altered-book-ideas/ for some great ideas.
Toddler Art Exploration Groups REGISTRATION CLOSED
Alison offers sensory-based art exploration groups for toddlers in the Boulder area. These groups support toddlers in expressing themselves with a variety of art materials and processes tailored specifically to their developmental and social needs. Emotional and somatic intelligence teaching/modeling, as well as quarterly art shows, are woven into the curriculum as well. This is a closed group. Contact email@example.com for more information.