Maintaining Mental Health through Nature and Art

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  •  October 11, 2020
     1:00 pm CDT - 3:00 pm CDT

Held via Zoom
Jonas Hart Ginsburg, LCPC and Stanley McCracken, PhD, LCSW
CEUs: 2

Many people often forget or are never taught or reminded to take care of their mental health. We are increasingly aware that many people need to prioritize mental health maintenance, especially during these challenging times. Jonas Hart Ginsburg, the founder of Digital Tapestries, will facilitate a program on maintaining mental health through nature and art. Dr. Stan McCracken from the School of Social Service Administration (SSA) will co-facilitate the program. The format of the program will be a lecture, a viewing of Digital Tapestries’ short films, and an interview with Dr. McCracken followed by a Q&A. Jungian thought, as well as archetypes and imagery, are foundational elements to the films as ways to enhance our appreciation for the interconnected nature of our lives and the importance of developing personal meanings within our everyday occurrences.

About the Instructors
Jonas Hart Ginsburg, LCPC, works as a psychotherapist focusing on existential and narrative approaches. Outside of psychotherapy, Hart is involved in film and book projects that cover a wide range of topics on humanity and healing. Hart’s approach evolved from his life experiences, incorporating both Eastern, Western, and natural elements into his aesthetic approach.

Dr. Stan McCracken is Senior Lecturer emeritus in the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration (SSA). He has over 40 years’ experience as a clinician, educator, and consultant. He has written about psychiatric rehabilitation, behavioral pharmacology, behavioral medicine, aging, motivational interviewing, and staff training. His current practice interests include mental health, drug, and medical problems; aging; veterans’ issues; and addressing cross-cultural and spiritual issues in direct practice. He regularly consults with Asian Human Services; Rush University Health and Aging; and Lake County Veterans and Families Service Foundation.

Kimiyo Naka, Director of Development, Digital Tapestries

Recommended Reading
Using Art Media in Psychotherapy, Michelle Dean
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that the current CEU processing time is around 3-4 weeks during this time of limited office use.



This event will be hosted online through Zoom.
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