5-Day Seminar - "The Comfort of Clay: Spirituality and Healing through Connections", Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute, Friday, 11. October 2019

presented by Elizabeth Crosgrove, BA Ceramics and Art Education 
This Seminar will be held at the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute: 6324 Marchand Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
5 Sessions Every Friday Afternoon from October 11th to December 6th, 2019(10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6)
1:00PM - 3:00PM

Clay is welcoming, accepting, gritty, smooth, cool, soft, malleable, waiting.  Clay is where you can go to relieve frustrations, practice patience, experiment and feel the earth on your skin.  As we engage with clay we connect to the value of the process, doing not arriving, being not producing, engaging not perfecting.  We learn to be present in the moment with a forgiving art medium that grounds us and connects us to ourselves, our environment and each other.  What better way to be formed in the type of experience we want to bring to our therapy clients?  Come experience the slow process of change. Clay will be provided.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

Recognize clay as a historical medium of healing, therapy, and expression 
Use clay with focus on meditation and mindfulness  
Practice basic methods of construction; coil vs. slab construction  
Summarize 3 ways clay can be integrated into your therapeutic approach 
Develop clay as a part of spiritual practice  


Elizabeth Crosgrove, BA Ceramics and Art Education 

Liz is a certified art instructor with a dual major in ceramics and art education, from Carlow University. Liz fell in love with clay at a young age and enjoys the many ways throughout the artistic process that clay is beneficial to therapy and healing. Liz seeks to share the spiritual connection found when working with clay where she sees art in everyday life. Liz sees art in the shapes and colors that surround us and understands the spiritual connection the clay has to the earth.  

REFUND POLICY: Full refunds are available up to two weeks before the start of the program. After that no refunds will be made.
CE Accreditation Statement – LPC’s, LSW’s, LCSW’s, and LMFT’s
Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6727. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This program is being offered for 10 NBCC (2/session) continuing education clock hours.
About the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute:
Serving greater Pittsburgh since 1964, the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute exists to enhance the health of individuals, families, and communities through an interfaith ministry of counseling and education that integrates the resources of faith and the behavioral sciences. Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute builds on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of all those whom it serves. 
If you are ever interested in online learning, please email Lisa at LBergquist@ppicounseling.org

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute is located at 6324 Marchand Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. You can use the parking lot at Calvary Episcopal Church just one door up on Marchand Street if you are driving and the nearest bus stop is "East Liberty Station". The building is accessible via the rear entrance. If you have any questions or need more directions please call  (412) 661-1239.
What's the refund policy?
Full refunds are available up to two weeks before the start of the program. After that no refunds will be made.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No,  you don't need to print anything out. Please sign in when you arrive. 
What if I can't make one of the days?
The cost includes all 5 sessions, and we can not discount any out of the cost. If you are earning CE units, you will only earn for what sessions you are present. Each session is worth 2 continuing education clock hours and the entire Seminar is worth 10 continuing education clock hours.

5-Day Seminar - "The Comfort of Clay: Spirituality and Healing through Connections"

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