the creative way to
stress relief, dialogue & change
Livingwell Transformative Arts workshops are a unique and enjoyable way to address concerns, gain insights and learn coping skills.
Throughout life we encounter times of personal stress e.g., failed relationships, illness, struggles with life direction or work. Even positive changes - marriage, parenthood, retirement - can cause tension.
Interactive & Creative
Communities also have issues that require dialogue and action. Our place of employment, faith community, or civic organization may be eager to explore topics that are complex or hard to talk about.
Through creative activities - writing, art, music - as well as sharing with others, participants discover inner strengths, process feelings and move towards transformation.
Livingwell Workshops utilize literature, story, symbol and other creative forms as the catalyst to promote individual and community growth, development, celebration, and transformation. Workshops are designed using Transformative Language Arts (TLA), an academic field focused on social and personal transformation through the power of the written, spoken or sung word.
All Ages and Venues
TLA educators work with people of all ages and in many venues, including community centers, prisons, businesses, health centers and hospitals, retreat centers, faith communities and schools.
No writing or art experience is necessary. Livingwell Workshops are not about grammar or writing the perfect poem; but about exploring the richness of our individual journey and the power of words to lift, soothe and transform. For program titles and descriptions please visit the Workshop Offerings page.
Issues that can be explored in Livingwell Workshops include:
support of a common experience (e.g., divorce, illness, empty nest)
discovery of the everyday sacred
addressing societal stigma, injustice
affirmation of self
relaxation and stress relief
race and ethnicity
cultivation of creativity
exploration of dreams and ambitions
gender and sexual orientation
love and romance
To schedule a program contact:
Vanita Leatherwood, M.A., T.L. A., Director
Phone: (443) 574 - 5970