Breakout Facilitator at the 2017 Teen Wellness Conference
Yoga, Mindfulness, & Creative Expression
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Discovering Your Self with SoulCollage®
The Self is many-faceted: as you develop, you discover and experience all the parts of your personality, including those that may be challenging. The process of creating SoulCollage® cards tends to the soul and allow for expression of your inner psyche. Some of the images that you choose – or that choose you – will relate to a particular part of your personality. Identifying and acknowledging all of these parts – like your inner child, your perfectionist, or your helper – is important in developing a positive, healthy sense of your Self. In this breakout, you are invited to experience SoulCollage®, a process of engaging your inner knowledge through creative expression. This session requires no art experience, just curiosity and a willingness to explore your inner self. You will mix imagination and intuition with a group of powerful cut-out images, scissors, and glue. The deck becomes your visual journal: you may just make a second, a third and, perhaps eventually, a hundred. With the finished card, you may be able to relate to a part of yourself that may need tending to or find the answer to a question that lies within you.
Sarah Kremer is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist. She is adjunct faculty in Notre Dame de Namur University’s Art Therapy Psychology department and provides support, teaching, and training based on her foundational belief of building resilience in young people. She has a Master’s in Art Therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently in the art therapy Ph.D. program at NDNU. As Director of the Resilience Consultation Program at Acknowledge Alliance, she oversees services provided to 15 schools across 5 districts and works with partnering agencies to advance prevention-focused mental health and social emotional learning across the entire school community. Sarah has worked with worked with adolescents in mental health and community settings for the past 26 years. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for First Exposures, a nonprofit photography-based youth mentoring program in San Francisco. Sarah enjoys mountain biking with her husband, posting on Instagram, and being with friends and her cat.