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Creativity-Based Self-Care for Purpose-Driven Professionals

Date: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT April 3, 2014 Location: Graduate Campus, South Chapel

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    Anya Hankin, M.A.

Graduate Campus, South Chapel

As teachers, counselors, students and practitioners, we have honored our calling to serve our communities in generous and meaningful ways. We have committed ourselves to careers rooted in social justice – constantly striving to cultivate an engagement with the world that has a lasting, positive impact. 

However, in these fields that demand empathy, resiliency, innovation and deep dedication, there is often little time to step back and take care of ourselves. Yet, if we do not take the time to care for ourselves, how can we successfully take care of others? In order for us to nurture vibrant communities, we need to simultaneously nurture vibrant selves –viewing our wellbeing not as an after-thought, but as an essential component of our work in the world. 

This workshop invites purpose-driven professionals to reconnect with their motivation for their work, address the reality of burn-out, and explore arts-based tools to manage stress and support sustainable self-care and rejuvenation. This practice of integrated self-care provides a necessary foundation for our continued work, enabling us to better achieve our mission as agents of change. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain familiarity with evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Connect back in to the “heart-of-the-work”
  • Address burn-out and practice strategies for sustained self-care
  • Explore visual art, creative writing, and dialogue approaches to self-care
  • Design a personalized strategy for self-care

Part of our 2013-2014 Workshop Series

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Instructor: Anya Hankin, M.A.

Cost: $30 + $10 materials fee, includes 3 CEUs or PDUs

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Core units: .5

If you are a current Lewis & Clark graduate student and would like to attend this workshop to meet your Core Program requirements, please register through WebAdvisor.

About the Instructor

Anya Hankin is a professional coach, educator and facilitator, with an M.A. in Conflict Resolution and a professional background in Expressive Arts Therapy. Through her business, Launch Creative Consulting, LLC Anya supports educators, creatives, caregivers, community-workers and change-makers to find and sustain purpose-driven careers. She designs and facilitates original, experiential programs that support community-focused organizations to nurture vital teams, and works one-on-one with individuals to prioritize self-care and sustainability. Additionally, Anya provides identity-focused, arts-based workshops to diverse communities of youth, and served over 1,000 young people in 2012 alone. Anya is an adjunct instructor with Portland State University and Portland Community College, and her original curricula have been featured at Multnomah County Library, Oregon Children’s Theatre, and Kaiser Permanente as well as at Middle and High Schools throughout the country. Learn more about Anya’s work at

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