Zelda Divine's Journal is a recovery lifestyles support class designed for those with substance abuse and co-ocurring disorders. It is an educational approach drawing on literary analysis, journaling techniques, peer support, and psychological studies. It is a safe, private and intimate class experience in discussion and/or journaling.
The Journal, Autobiography of an Amnesiac by Zelda Divine is a series of entries written by the fictitious Zelda who tells her gripping story of recovery from drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual abuse, and mental instability. Zelda is an ultimate survivor. Based on a real case study, she demonstrates that tenacity endurance, and hope can, indeed, get her through anything. Her resiliency takes her through trial after trial finally resulting in physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Through an identification with her virtues the student can transcend his or her own adversity and become victorious.
Join us for a creative arts retreat weekend! Use creativity to tell your story and leave a personal legacy. Build trust and enjoy the camaraderie. Experience the joy of being alive!
Creative Arts Therapy and Education (CATE) is a change program of self-discovery or recovery that integrates counseling strategies with the arts. Through the process of creating a video, personal challenges may be worked through and either altered, managed or overcome. The video evolves from the participant's own material, artistic medium, and sensibilities. Counseling techniques are woven into the creative process supporting and guiding that journey. The participants are immersed in an intensive, personal, artistic, and therapeutic environment collaborating with professionals in search of something foundational, crucial, and new for themselves and for those they love. It can be an intense and powerful format stimulating personal change.
It takes courage to go out on a limb. Change is risky business. Self-examination is not easy. But as Socrates said, "The unexamined life is not worth living."
WEEKEND RETREAT $330
LOCATION Western North Carolina
Creative Arts Retreats can be organized in your own area. Contact us for further information.
Classes are available in Waynesville, Franklin, and Asheville locations. Contact us for further information. THERE ARE NO PREREQUISTS FOR ANY OF THE CLASSES. THEY ARE OPEN AND YOU MAY JOIN AT ANY TIME.
JANE SPERRY JONES has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Louisville (1983) and is working on a Master's Degree in Counseling from Lenoir Rhyne University (2016). She has been a professional actress for ten years and has taught English, Theatre, and Improvisation for 12 years in Chicago, Boston, and New York City. She has studied playwriting at Playwright's Horizon's in New York and has been a therapeutic writer for 30 years. Jane now works in mental health and is currently working on a screenplay after finishing a curriculum for self-discovery and a journal called Autobiography of an Amnesiac.