CARE FOR CREATIVES

WELLBEING WORKSHOPS

These personal growth processing groups meet weekly for up to six weeks to foster deep exploration and connection through artistic mediums such as music, visual art, drama, and movement. This is where adults discover new insight through relaxation and play! Pre-registration required per series. See schedule below for details.

Cost: $5 per session ($25-$30 per series)
Location: Southern Rep Theatre
Ages: 18+
Capacity: 12

Registration: Click here to complete a registration application.

Schedule: See below for individual series dates.

Music for the Mind, Body, & Soul

October 15 – November 12 | Mondays, 6 – 7:30 PM (five-week series)

Live music group experiences are designed to encourage self-expression, healthy communication, and improve overall wellbeing. Activities include playing instruments, songwriting, singing, combining music and movement, guided imagery, and music-assisted relaxation. Guided by Dr. Penny Roberts & Maximo Mendizabal.

  • Penny Roberts: Penny is a graduate of Tulane School of Medicine’s Aging Studies program and has been a practicing board certified music therapist for over a decade. Penny is a classical pianist with extensive experience in using music to heal the mind, body, and spirit.
  • Maximo Mendizabal: Maximo Mendizabal is pursuing his Masters in Music Therapy at Loyola University, New Orleans. With an extensive background in classical, rock, West African, and Haitian drumming, he brings all he can to the rhythmic table.

 

Metamodern Psychodrama

November 4 – December 9 | Sundays, 7 – 8:30 PM (six-week series)

Experiential sessions use improvisational drama and spontaneous play to explore the self, promote healthy relationships, and uncover new routes to wellbeing. Guided by Kevin Foose & Sarah Zoghbi.

  • Kevin Foose: Kevin is a licensed professional counselor and supervisor, professor of counseling at Loyola University, and operates a private practice in New Orleans. Prior to becoming a therapist, Kevin studied improv in Chicago with various comedy troupes.
  • Sarah Zoghbi: Sarah is a mental health practitioner with an extensive theatre arts background and international experience. She is certified in aromatherapy and autogenic hypnosis, trained in shamanic journeywork, has a Bachelors in Theatre, a Bachelors in Psychology, and is pursuing her Masters and licensure in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

 

Paint with Passion

November 19 – December 17 |Mondays, 6 – 7:30 PM (five-week series)

Relaxing painting sessions encourage exploration of innermost feelings and expressions in living color. You will use the brush to relax, release, and share your personal journey through visual art. Guided by Myesha Francis and Nikki Mingledorff.

  • Myesha Francis: Myesha Francis is a soul-centered artist and spiritual sister who believes in powerful manifesting, abundance and living freely in the flow. Myesha holds a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art and a M.A. in Museum Studies.
  • Nikki Mingledorff: Nikki is a marriage and family therapist, dedicated mother, and educator. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in marital and family therapy, is EMDR certified, currently works as an administrator at Family Care, Inc., and is pursuing additional trainings for the purpose of opening up her own business focusing on family, parent, child and marital enrichment.

 

Queer Identities: A Wellness Group for LGBTQ+

January 7 – February 11 | Mondays, 6 – 7:30 PM (six-week series)

With music, vocal exploration, movement, and storytelling we explore and express LGBTQ+ identities as they relate to relationships, gender, sexuality, and family history. This group supports an overall sense of community and wellbeing, development of a positive sense of self, healthy coping strategies, and insight into relational patterns. Guided by Ida Ansell and Kei Slaughter.

  • Ida Ansell: Ida is practicing as a Counseling Intern at Jewish Family Service where she treats a wide range of clients with a variety of issues. She plans to receive her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May 2019 from Loyola University and aspires to specialize in LGBTQ+ and identity issues from a psychodynamic, relational-cultural, and systemic perspective.
  • Kei Slaughter: Kei [pronouns: they/them] is a gender non-conforming queer black artist, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and board-certified music therapist with deep New Orleans roots. They hold advanced clinical training in vocal psychotherapy and specialize in serving LGBTQ+POC and youth of color communities through their healing justice practice S O U L F O L K Sounds.

 

Music for the Mind, Body, & Soul

January 13 – February 17 | Sundays, 7 – 8:30 PM (six-week series)

Live music group experiences are designed to encourage self-expression, healthy communication, and improve overall wellbeing. Activities include playing instruments, songwriting, singing, combining music and movement, guided imagery, and music-assisted relaxation. Guided by Dr. Penny Roberts & Maximo Mendizabal.

  • Penny Roberts: Penny is a graduate of Tulane School of Medicine’s Aging Studies program and has been a practicing board certified music therapist for over a decade. Penny is a classical pianist with extensive experience in using music to heal the mind, body, and spirit.
  • Maximo Mendizabal: Maximo Mendizabal is pursuing his Masters in Music Therapy at Loyola University, New Orleans. With an extensive background in classical, rock, West African, and Haitian drumming, he brings all he can to the rhythmic table.

 

Metamodern Psychodrama

March 10 – April 14 | Sundays, 7 – 8:30 PM (six-week series)

Experiential sessions use improvisational drama and spontaneous play to explore the self, promote healthy relationships, and uncover new routes to wellbeing. Guided by Kevin Foose & Sarah Zoghbi.

  • Kevin Foose: Kevin is a licensed professional counselor and supervisor, professor of counseling at Loyola University, and operates a private practice in New Orleans. Prior to becoming a therapist, Kevin studied improv in Chicago with various comedy troupes.
  • Sarah Zoghbi: Sarah is a mental health practitioner with an extensive theatre arts background and international experience. She is certified in aromatherapy and autogenic hypnosis, trained in shamanic journeywork, has a Bachelors in Theatre, a Bachelors in Psychology, and is pursuing her Masters and licensure in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

 

Paint with Passion

March 11 – April 15 | Mondays, 6 – 7:30 PM (six-week series)

Relaxing painting sessions encourage exploration of innermost feelings and expressions in living color. You will use the brush to relax, release, and share your personal journey through visual art. Guided by Myesha Francis and Nikki Mingledorff.

  • Myesha Francis: Myesha Francis is a soul centered artist and spiritual sister who believes in powerful manifesting, abundance and living freely in the flow. Myesha holds a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art and a M.A. in Museum Studies.
  • Nikki Mingledorff: Nikki is a marriage and family therapist, dedicated mother, and educator. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in marital and family therapy, is EMDR certified, currently works as an administrator at Family Care, Inc., and is pursuing additional trainings for the purpose of opening up her own business focusing on family, parent, child and marital enrichment.

 

Queer Identities: A Wellness Group for LGBTQ+

May 19 – June 23 | Sundays, 7 – 8:30 PM (six-week series)

With music, vocal exploration, movement, and storytelling we explore and express LGBTQ+ identities as they relate to relationships, gender, sexuality, and family history. This group supports an overall sense of community and wellbeing, development of a positive sense of self, healthy coping strategies, and insight into relational patterns. Guided by Ida Ansell and Kei Slaughter.

  • Ida Ansell: Ida is practicing as a Counseling Intern at Jewish Family Service where she treats a wide range of clients with a variety of issues. She plans to receive her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May 2019 from Loyola University and aspires to specialize in LGBTQ+ and identity issues from a psychodynamic, relational-cultural, and systemic perspective.
  • Kei Slaughter: Kei [pronouns: they/them] is a gender non-conforming queer black artist, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and board-certified music therapist with deep New Orleans roots. They hold advanced clinical training in vocal psychotherapy and specialize in serving LGBTQ+POC and youth of color communities through their healing justice practice S O U L F O L K Sounds.

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Contact Care for Creatives

Sarah Zoghbi, Director of Care for Creatives
phone: 504.356.2094 | email: szoghbi@southernrep.com