Wrapping up the 1st month of the new year, AFT was honored to have 5 of its student artists participate in a focus group hosted by one of AFT’s very own volunteers. AFT’s volunteer, Erika Schreefel, is conducting research as part of her graduate studies program on the role that the art making process has in the recovery efforts of individuals facing the challenges of physical disabilities following a traumatic experience. AFT’s student artists came together and graciously spent part of their Saturday afternoon making art and sharing personal testimonials. The time spent together was empowering and inspiring for all those involved and led to a wonderful lunch outing where the power of sharing stories, friendship, and bread continued the message that sometimes it is the simplest of things in life that are the most precious.
Artistic, adaptive and empowering healing workshops
Artists for Trauma holds a wide array of small to large scale, adaptive arts and entertainment workshops to provide and facilitate empowering healing experiences for participating adult trauma survivors, their family members and care givers.
A large unique component of Artists For Trauma (AFT) is the wonderful generosity of our volunteer AFT artists. These artists are established and highly acclaimed in their various disciplines and artistic communities and richly give back to the community through the blessing of their talent.
Through strategic partnerships, Artists for Trauma, our volunteer artists and other local, national and international individuals and organizations collaborate to provide adaptive, post acute, integrative health services to disfigured and disabled trauma survivors. Artists for Trauma staff and artists facilitate our signature creative, compassionate, free of charge, body, mind and spirit workshops.
We invite you to observe the joyful transformation and impact of the extraordinary Artists for Trauma healing through art experience for the recovering trauma survivor.