Running July 17th – September 17

Our team at UCLArts & Healing is excited to invite you to our free, online series, HOPE (Healing Online for People Everywhere), created in 2020 at the start of the pandemic to support the resilience of our global community through social emotional arts. We hope you can join us for one (or all!) of the following upcoming sessions:

FREE! Improvisation for Emotional Self-Care

With Neal King, LCSW
THIS Saturday, July 17, 2021
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Pacific Time (PT)

Learn how improvisational comedy can strengthen your mood and overall well-being. In this fun, no-pressure session, you will experience firsthand how improv games can bolster an individual’s ability to adapt emotionally in everyday situations.

FREE! Art Journaling for Joy: Finding Resilience through Creative Expression

With Nadia Fernanda Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR
Friday, August 13, 2021
Noon to 1:00 pm Pacific Time (PT)

Want to experience a new tool for creative expression that promotes emotional self-awareness? In this one-hour workshop, learn how to develop your own introspective art journaling practice for centering and resilience. Through examples of various journal exercises—involving a combination of diverse art materiales with simple color and movement practices—you’ll explore quick and easy strategies for building a positive emotional climate in difficult situations.

FREE! The Body’s Intelligence: Understanding Physical Cues & Sensations

With Eva Glaser, BC-DMT, LPC
Friday, September 17, 2021
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Pacific Time (PT)

Explore how observing and tuning into our bodies can better meet our own needs, those around us, and the greater community as a whole. Through a variety of experiential approaches—such as body scans, calming vs. activating techniques, and meditations—we will expand both our body awareness and intelligence, while learning how to use these techniques as a source for information, self-care, restoration, and compassion.

Interested in diving deeper into arts-based social emotional tools to support mental health and well-being?  Join us for one of our upcoming online training programs:

Dance for All Online Training
THIS Sunday, July 18, followed by a fall training on October 23, 2021

Creative Rituals for Processing Loss & Celebrating Life
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Beat the Odds® Online Facilitator Training
Saturday, September 18, 2021

Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring Online Training
Four sessions over two weekends: Saturday & Sunday September 25 – 26 and October 2 – 3, 2021

Online Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts
17 Sessions: Saturdays & Sundays from October 02 to December 12, 2021 (excluding holiday weekends)

In need of financial assistance? Scholarships and payment plans are available. Please contact for more information.