“Twistshops” are art therapy-focused workshops that promote healing, relaxation and emotional recovery through art therapy based interventions that are designed to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress related to cancer.+ Read More
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have pivoted to run these programs completely virtually for individuals touched by cancer and the larger public that may be feeling isolated and lonely during this unprecedented time.
TwistShops welcome individuals who have been touched by cancer to engage in art therapy based workshops that focus on utilizing the arts as a mechanism for healing.
Survivors, caregivers and previvors are invited to participate. Participants will be guided by a licensed art therapist through a variety of art-making activities that will allow participants to process their past and current experiences as a patient, caregiver or supporter of someone with cancer. Through storytelling and mindful art-making, the intention is to help participants explore different emotions, and in turn revive self, heal and find ways to move forward.
Virtual Twistshop with Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Twist Out Cancer communities collaborate for an evening of art-making, discussion and connection. Join Twistshop facilitator Mignon Dupepe, as we use dendrochronology or tree ring dating, tree of life and art practices to illustrate a personal narrative of our cancer experience. No prior artistic skills required to participate in this experience-just an interest in using art processes and discussion for expression, growth, and connection.
Art materials to be considered for using with this workshop include:
- Plain heavy paper/watercolor paper
- Colorful markers
- Color pencils
- Watercolor paints/paint brushes/water
- Paper towels/Q-tips for blending pastels
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to create a world that understands there is more than one way to have breast cancer. To fulfill our mission of providing trusted information and a community of support, we offer on-demand emotional, practical, and evidence-based content that is meaningful to those newly diagnosed, in treatment, post-treatment, and living with metastatic disease.
For 30 years, Living Beyond Breast Cancer has imparted wisdom and connection via conferences, events, a peer-to-peer helpline, and more. Today, we remain committed to creating a culture of acceptance—where sharing the diversity of the lived experience of breast cancer fosters self-advocacy and hope.
Any questions, email [email protected]
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 6:00 CST/7:00 EST
Jacqueline Carmody is a Twist Out Cancer Board Member, Brushes with Cancer Artist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Board Certified Art Therapist. Jaqueline will be running our signature Twistshop programs with a team of talented clinicians and is excited to bring this unique program to the community!
If you are interested in learning more, please fill out the form in our brochure.
Also see the brochure here.+ Read More
Twist Out Cancer regularly hosts Twistshop programs for our community and the public. Private programs are also available by request. Fees include a clinical facilitator, digital marketing assets, zoom account access, and art making materials (by request).
NPO/Family Sponsor: $500
Corporate/Employer Sponsor: $750
If you are interested in partnering with Twist Out Cancer on an upcoming Twistshop please click below to express your interest.
Are you a creative arts clinician looking to become a Twistshop Facilitator?We are currently seeking clinicians that work in the creative arts to serve as facilitators for our Twistshop programs.
If you are interested in learning more we hope you will consider applying!