Saturday, March 25, 2017

Discovering the Creative Arts Therapies: Presentation at Haymarket Gainesville Community Library

I will be presenting on art therapy along with two music therapists to help bring awareness of expressive arts therapies to the public. 




When/Where: Sunday, March 26, 1:00 p.m. Haymarket Gainesville Library Community Room 

Learn from creative therapy experts about the benefits of art and music therapy in bringing about positive changes at the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical levels. For adults; no registration required. 

 Art therapy is one of several modalities under the umbrella of Expressive Therapies that can bring tremendous help to people in many ways. Licensed art therapist Lacy Mucklow will present an overview about the field of art therapy and cover many topics, such as what is art therapy (and what is it not?), who it benefits, and how it is used. NeuroSound Music Therapy will discuss what music therapy is, how the brain perceives music, and how music therapists use specific interventions and techniques to bring about positive changes at cognitive, emotional, social, physiological, and physical levels. Music therapists Kelsi Yingling and Kate Potrykus will discuss and demonstrate specific interventions they use in a variety of populations, including special education, mental health, geriatrics, and healthcare.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Publisher's Weekly Star Watch 2016 Honoree Jeannine Dillon

I just found this out, but I have to brag on my editor, Jeannine Dillon, who I found out made the Publisher's Weekly Star Watch 2016 Honorees! She has been great to work with and always has a sixth sense about what the publishing world needs next before they know it! :) Congrats! 

Jeannine Dillon (pictured far left) Editorial Director, 
Race Point Publishing Quarto Publishing Group, New York 

“In 30 years of bookselling, I’ve only worked with a few people who have had the instincts, imagination, and creativity of Jeannine Dillon.” —colleague 

Few can pinpoint their best day on the job, but Dillon can. It was the day she received her first thank-you letter from a cancer treatment center in Louisiana. The staff told her that patients and their families were more relaxed during chemo sessions when they were coloring in Color Me Calm, the first book in the press’s Color Me series. “That was by far my best day in publishing,” she says. 

For Color Me Calm, published at the early stage of the adult coloring book craze, Dillon insisted on authenticity. She consulted art therapists to determine if there were shapes and colors that could actually make a person feel calm. Each image in the book was crafted both by the artist, Angela Porter, and art therapist Lacy Mucklow. The tens of thousands of copies sold in the series support Dillon’s belief that “the selling point for many is about finding tranquility.”

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