The Art Therapy Alliance received this second Favicard On the Go photo from Art Therapist Erin Brazill taken during her recent trip to Honduras. Thanks Erin for contributing another submission!
Last month, I traveled to Santa Lucia, Intibucá, Honduras with a group of doctors, pharmacists, nurses and anthropologists from the University of Cincinnati where I spent a week exploring how art heals and helps explore feelings among my fellow travelers and many of the children in the southern frontera of Honduras. Within our group, I distributed journals I made from recycled materials and encouraged self reflection through writing, collage, painting, and drawing. Most people loved coming home from a busy day in field clinics and putting their impressions down in their journals. I was also able to work with a girls’ empowerment group creating “power beads” with positive affirmations written inside coiled paper-beads and strung together to form beautiful necklaces. During off hours, I found a large group of village children who loved coloring, drawing and most of all… creating chalk drawings outside the community clinic where many of the kids and their families received healthcare.
Erin Brazill is a Registered & Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) currently practicing in Cincinnati, Ohio. Erin provides consultation, intervention, and clinical treatment services to young children (ages 0-5) and their primary caregivers through Central Clinic – Young Child Institute. She uses art therapy primarily in this setting to help strengthen child/parent relationships that have been adversely impacted by early childhood traumas. Erin is also serving her 1st term as the External Relations Chair & Alternate Chapter Delegate for the Buckeye Art Therapy Association. She follows the Art Therapy Alliance via website, LinkedIn and Facebook connections. She participated in last year’s On the Go Favicard and Spaces & Places: Where We Create collaborative. Erin is looking forward to participating in the upcoming Sock Monkey Swap.