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Saturday, November 7 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Needle Felting as a Way to Balance Emotions

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Needle felting is the process of creating soft, two- or three-dimensional images by jabbing barbed needles into clouds of colorful wool. It can feel rhythmical, relaxing, and deliciously aggressive. This workshop will introduce needle felting as an art, as well as a therapeutic art modality. Needle felting combines the stimulating, restorative properties of kinesthetic artmaking with the soothing, self-reflective practice of deep focus. As such, it is an intervention that can help people manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma, and learn to mindfully re-balance arousal states. Come experience the wonderful world of needle felting!

Eligible for 3.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS

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Linda E. Erman, MPS, LCAT, SEP

Linda E. Erman, MPS, LCAT, SEP, is a NYS licensed creative arts therapist and somatic experiencing practitioner also trained in EMDR and DBT. She is the designated trauma specialist on the clinical treatment team in the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization program at Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley in Kingston, NY. A proud graduate of Pratt Institute, Linda also maintains an "Embodied Art Therapy" practice in New Paltz.


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)