Healing-Centered Arts to Support Well-Being
Sierra Dew will be sharing a simple art activity to support mental health in teachers, community workers, counselors, and students.
Join Sierra Dew, Founder and Director of Wisdom Circles Oceania, who will demonstrate ways to create safe space, including tips for lowering the pressure for utilizing art as a supportive tool, how to navigate anxiety that often comes up for those who don’t feel they are creative, and the ways art can support connection and understanding between people. She will also be sharing some experiences of engaging youth and community in healing-centered arts programming from the past 12 years, including her findings on trauma-informed care.
This is a free community event open to all!
Sierra Dew is the Founder and Director of Wisdom Circles Oceania. She is a mother, artist, and community worker with over 20 years experience in teaching, collaborative healing work, and design. She was born on Maui and raised in her family grocery store, Mana Foods, in Pāʻia where her passion for community and health was inspired from a young age. Her experiences inspired her to found the Wisdom Circles Oceania organization to offer healing-centered creative opportunities to further our potential for actualizing our dreams for healthy communities and ways to connect restorative frameworks for addressing trauma through art +ʻāina-based practices. Sierra has certifications in Eco-Art Therapy, Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy, Creativity Coaching, and a degree in Fashion and Textile Design from the Polimoda School of Design in Italy. Sierra currently resides in Kāneʻohe with her partner and son.