When the World Gets Overwhelming

An expressive arts therapy group for "highly sensitive" middle school girls

Creative Awakening

Recognizing Signs from the Universe

Drawing Your Soul

The Experience of Touch Drawing

Your Spirit Guides and Angels are sending you thousands of messages a day. How many of them are you receiving? 

Nourish your Creative Self and connect to Spirit in this playful and experiential group series filled with meditations and expressive arts encounters. Each group session will offer safe and sacred time and space to create, witness and digest the deep meanings and insights delivered to us in the language of the arts. 

          When: Six Wednesdays 12pm to 2pm, starting October 11
          Fee: $300 for series -all materials provided-
          Location:  2456 Lafayette Rd. Suite 12 Portsmouth, NH

This series is co-Facilitated by Steve Hayes and Adrienne Cress, both therapists who share a deep passion for studying and exploring all aspects of Self and Spirit and connecting to the true inner wisdom and divine nature.

It’s a simple yet profound process. All you do is touch paper that has been placed over a surface of paint, the pressure forming images on the underside of the page. In this way, your touch drawing board becomes a portal for the inner sensations of Soul and Spirit to flow through your hands and appear before you as images.  No art skills needed!

To learn more about the process of Touch Drawing, watch this video interviewwith its founder, Deborah Koff-Chapin. Please note that while this workshop is facilitated by an Expressive Arts Therapist, and that the experience may feel "therapeutic", this is not a therapy group.

          Date and Time: 9:30a - 12:30p Friday, December 1, 2017
          Fee: $55 -all materials provided-
          Location:  Portsmouth, NH

          Facilitator: Adrienne Cress, LCMHC, REAT

In this six-session series for high school age teens, we let the arts be our common language for exploring, expressing and coping with the complex emotions that come with being a teen. Through communal sharing and self- discovery, teens are assured that they are not alone in the challenges they face. We’ll identify and practice strategies for surviving and thriving through core issues such as stress, anxiety, overwhelming sadness, interpersonal conflict, change and loss. We make use of visual arts, drama, movement, music and guided imagery to create an environment of mutual support and healing that offers teens a sense of control over their lives. 

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality "       ~John Lennon

​​Current and Upcoming Groups

In the safe setting that we establish together,  expressive arts groups can be a powerful and healing  experience. They offer the opportunity to be seen and heard in a way that nurtures connection and belonging. Check in regularly for new groups offerings or "like" us on Facebook  at https://www.facebook.com/SeacoastExpressiveArts 

 Expressive Arts in Groups

 Individual Therapy

healing and awakening through the arts

Expressive Arts Therapy, Training and consultaton

Adrienne Cress, LCMHC, REAT

Approximately 20% of people in our world could be considered "highly sensitive" (Aron, E. The Highly Sensitive Child, 2002). These folks have many wonderful strengths and qualities: they are often compassionate and caring with a great deal of awareness. At the same time, in our fast-paced and driven society, highly sensitive people can find themselves feeling worried, stressed, overwhelmed and believing there is something wrong with them for it. In this 4-session expressive arts therapy group, for "highly sensitive" middle school girls, we will use the arts to bring more attention to strengths and resources and practice strategies to navigate the stress and worry that come with overwhelm. 

​​Previous Offerings

"I'm Not the Only One"

An expressive arts therapy group for Teens ages 14-17