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Adoption Stories: Healing the Primal Wound-A Two-Day Workshop

Adoption Stories: Healing the Primal Wound

A 2-day drama therapy and expressive arts workshop
for adult adoptees 18+


Facilitated by:
Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT
Amber Field, Adoptee & Expressive Arts Facilitator

Saturday, February 24 & 25
9:30 am to 5:30 pm

The Living Arts Counseling Center

1265 65th Street, Emeryville, CA

Cost: $325
(A few sliding scale spots available)

For more information contact:

Amber Field, Expressive Arts Therapy Facilitator
(415) 573-4092

Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT
(510) 595-5500, Ext 11


Workshop Description

Adopted people often have complex feelings, identities and family relationships that are difficult to navigate. The primal wound of separation from the birth mother can result in grief, anger, abandonment, and longing. Relationships with the adopted family can bring gratitude and disappointment. There are few places where the diversity of these adoption experiences can be witnessed and held. Join us for a weekend of exploration and healing with prominent drama therapy and expressive arts facilitators. We will uncover and transform our stories into life affirming narratives through drama therapy and the expressive arts. No previous arts or theatre experience is necessary. Shy people are welcome!


Amber Field is a Korean American transracial adoptee artist, teacher and healer. They are a Tamalpa Institute Associate Teacher of expressive arts and a musician who specializes in helping people free their voices. Amber also leads a training The Art of Solidarity that uses embodied arts practices to transform individuals and communities. They are passionate about helping adopted people explore their many feelings around adoption and find home within themselves.
Contact information: (415) 573-4092, tabla_queen@yahoo.com

armand-photo-150x188Armand Volkas is a psychotherapist and Registered Drama Therapist in private practice and Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center in Emeryville, California. He is a Board Certified Trainer in this discipline with The North American Drama Therapy Association. In addition, Armand is Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies and Adjunct Professor at John F. Kennedy University, Sofia University, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute and the Canadian School of Peacebuilding. He has developed innovative programs using drama therapy and expressive arts therapies for social change, intercultural conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
Contact: (510) 595-5500, Ext 11, armandvolkas@gmail.com


February 24 - February 25

| $325


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Armand Volkas
(510) 595-5500, Ext 11

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Session Dates & Times
February 24 & 25, 2018
Additional Information
9:30 am to 5:30 pm


The Living Arts Counseling Center
1265 65th Street
Emeryville, 94608 United States
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(510) 595-5500, Ext 11