Motherhood & Making Meaning: A Mandala Workshop
With Lida Sunderland, ATR-BC, LGPC
Sunday, November 15th | 8:30-10:00pm via zoom | $45
As we approach the hectic holiday season, with all of it’s typical chaotic rhythms—not to mention the added layers of distance and discomfort that may come in this COVID era—we invite you to take some time to truly ground in gratitude and your sense of self as a mother.
Join art therapist Lida Sunderland, ATR-BC, LGPC, in this virtual workshop, and learn how a mandala practice can help you release expectations and judgments, and promote curiosity and reflection. Absolutely no experience with art making is required; a simple materials list will be provided, and you’ll be taught how to harness the inborn creativity that exists in us all.
The workshop will include:
-introductions and time to connect mom-to-mom
-a mandala tutorial and experiential
-a framework for noticing and processing anxiety (especially the mom-guilt variety)
-a closing sleep/relaxation meditation
Workshop Facilitator: Lida Sunderland
Lida is an art therapist, committed to working with diverse populations through life's many transitions. Art therapy is an integrative mental health profession that combines art-making and applied psychological theory; by harnessing their innate creative potential and engaging in expansive expressive processes, clients experience insights that promote self-awareness and growth. Her clinical experience is broad, but Lida is particularly interested in working with individuals as they navigate the complex pathways of parenthood, and seek balance for a fulfilling life. She currently practices at The Center for Family Well-Being in Washington, DC.
Lida lives in Petworth with her husband, Mark, and their two sons, Rocky (3) and Archer (18 mos). Together they love hiking and biking in Rock Creek Park, hunting down the best coffee and treats this city has to offer, and building pillow forts at home.