Expression Sessions and Clay Therapy

Expression Sessions and Clay Therapy give participants an opportunity to learn new skills they can use to express the strong emotions that often arise during recovery. Facilitators at the studio provide a positive environment that encourages participants to try something new, to build on existing strengths they already have, and to discover new strengths they didn’t know they had.

Sessions can be designed around the needs and interests of participants of all ages, as well as groups and families. Some participants may choose to explore their lives through hand-building and story telling in interactive, collaborative art-based groups. Others may wish to begin learning the art and craft of throwing on the pottery wheel. Regardless of their choice, facilitators utilize a specific step-by-step, one-on-one method of pottery instruction that emphasizes the importance of questioning, listening and learning.

Decades of research demonstrate the value of experiential art in therapeutic settings. We believe pottery making — which is calming, but also requires concentration, focus, patience, and problem solving — can be particularly useful and enjoyable for many participants. At Full-Circle Pottery, they are able to practice and hone these life coping skills in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

The sessions are facilitated by Liz Rosenblatt, PsyD., a licensed clinical psychologist, and Patty Housen, PhD.

Please call 310-502-3115 for information about individual and group session rates.