Instruction will involve an interdisciplinary approach that includes additional art modalities such as voice and music, movement and dance, visual arts and drama as they generate and support the writing process. Discover how the creative writing process teaches you to articulate inner sensations, emotions, and thoughts. Exploring a variety of art modalities in the realm of creative writing gives a fresh perspective on recurring themes and issues in our lives, and deepens our understanding of the metaphors and images that surround us. Writing-focused expressive arts are effective with a range of populations, from high functioning adults and children, to clients who are not native English speakers, to populations with different challenges, including those who are not highly verbal. A background in writing is not required.
Gili Haimovich is an Expressive Arts Therapist and writer with a background in visual arts. She is a graduate of the arts school Camera Obscura and the Program for Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy, ISIS Israel. As an internationally published author, Gili specializes in writing focused expressive arts. She works in private practice and agencies such as: Living Through the Arts – Outreach Program, Sheena’s Place – Centre for Eating Disorders, Baycrest – Centre for Seniors, CAMH – Centre for Mental Health and ISIS – Canada – Integrated Arts Therapy Training. Gili has published four poetry books in Hebrew and her collection of English poetry has been released in two editions.
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