Last evening we had a thunderstorm; I was working at the time so had little opportunity to experience or enjoy it. After the storm passed there was a superb display as the sunset illuminated the last of the trailing cumulonibus … Continue reading
It is officially spring. The ice and snow have melted, the rains have come, and the world is abloom. Sure, we are still wearing jackets and coats, but today I am in short sleeves for the second time this season! … Continue reading
It has been quite a while since I last posted. Much of our snow pack has melted, the days have lengthened considerably, and the outside world shows signs of awakening to spring. In the sugar bush, the maple sap has … Continue reading
Jennie is home from Egypt. Here she writes about her work, explorations, and friendships in Cairo.
I am now back from Cairo, Egypt, where I spent two weeks working with Dawar Arts (www.dawararts.com)a wonderful experience on many levels. And, I have to say, it was lovely to move around without a winter coat!
Working with my colleague Ben Rivers, and others at the Dawar Arts Center was exciting and inspiring.
Ben Rivers, Ahmed Mounir, and I having lunch by the Nile River.
Dawar is fast becoming a home for therapies, psychodrama, dance/movement work, arts based therapies workshops and training. I was the first trainer in their Creative Arts Training program, a year long diploma program to support community advocates in using the arts in their work. Our focus was on using Visual art, and we integrated other expressive arts into the process. Participants of this program
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come from all over Egypt, and Lebanon. My last workshop “Caring for Caregivers An arts based approach…
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