Craft Lake City STEM Lab: Building Wellness / DIY Mental Health Journals
Supplies provided. Face masks required. Venue is indoors. Free & paid street parking options available.
Mental health challenges can often arise in response to a person’s life circumstances and the environment. This workshop will examine the context for mental health challenges and present scientifically-verified coping strategies that can help build resilience through creativity, connection, and guided journaling. Rather than relying on the formulaic, one-size fits all template journals, this workshop will result in a collage journal that reflects the uniqueness of each individual at the same time as providing a structure to help shape a narrative around your personal mental health experiences. Additionally, in order to help this self-care oriented workshop create a community connection, we will be donating 10% of ticket sales to New Roads Behavioral Health, a local community-oriented mental health and addiction treatment center.
About the Instructor: Claire Adams is the Associate Director of the Community Writing Center and Associate Professor of Humanities at Salt Lake Community College. Claire was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and moved to the United States in November 2007. Part of her personal journey has led her to study mental health journaling at workshops taught by the rock star of shame research, Brenê Brown. At the Community Writing Center, Claire works on the youth programs. As an associate professor of humanities at Salt Lake Community College, Claire develops curriculum for and teaches the Intro to Humanities 1100 class and the Essentials of the Humanities 1010 (Online). She also teaches INTL 2040 The Immigrant Experience Through Literature & Film class. In her spare time, she is passionate about refugee advocacy and enjoys running, hiking, skiing and paddle boarding.”