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It’s That Time of Year

Come to A Special Concert 

benefitting JPHVF

Carolyn’s Garden

Salt Lake City’s

Favorite Musical Venue

1443 Kensington Ave

Street Parking

FRI, JUNE 17, 7:00-8:45pm

featuring singer-songwriters

BOB BLAND and

BILL KLINGER

Donations optional. If you’re unable to attend, consider donating directly to JPHVF by PayPal on this website. Call Jim at 650- 743-7663 for more information.

BRING SNACK AND BEVERAGE TO SHARE.

No alcohol, please.

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FIRST 2016 GRANT

EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES UTAH

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In these art sessions, Veterans who’ve returned home with challenging emotional and physical issues are immersed in a non-verbal, non-judgmental experience which can be effective in reducing stress, anxiety, sadness, and loneliness. Such relief can in turn lead participants to reconnect with family and friends.

OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE

  • Reframing negative thinking
  • Enhancing self-worth
  • Positive socialization
  • A safe environment in which to explore and express
  • Finding value and meaning in purposeful activities
  • Discovering new interests and skills
  • Improving the overall quality of life

Deep-seated traumas and memories, when recognized rather than denied, may be very difficult to articulate verbally. Art Therapy takes Vets to peaceful places where fears and pains can be confronted and dealt with creatively instead of destructively.

THINK OF IT THIS WAY

 WAR                               ART

                                           hurts                                                        heals

                                          is noisy                                                     is quiet

                                         destroys                                                  constructs

                                         deadens                                                  stimulates

                                         is chaotic                                             is contemplative

                                        denies humanity                                    celebrates humanity

                                   erases individuality                               nurtures individuality

                                                                                      feeds the soul          kills the soul

                                                                                               enlightens                conceals

                                                                                                       renews                     ends

                                                                                                   unites                       divides

                                                                                                     is free                      is fear

 HOW WOULD YOU ADD TO THIS LIST?

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

and ETU

Registered art therapist Ida Yoked, MPS, ATR-BC, has an MA from Prat Institute, NYC. Among other positions in NY and NJ, she was director of Creative Art Therapies and Project Us, a consumer-oriented psychosocial club house.

At ETU, she coordinates services for special needs populations, as well as workshops for educators and academic institutions.

Expressive Therapies Utah’s mission is to bring the highest quality art and music services to the community, with the therapeutic relationship the catalyst for change, and to accept and understand the individual’s unique journey. 

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Here’s what participants have to say:

Female Veteran who travels one hour to attend: “I don’t have a lot of trust in therapists or doctors. I have felt a lot of stress in other art groups were I needed to do things in a certain way in order to make the instructor happy. But this group has been totally different. I get to express myself the way I want to. I can breathe and relax. I can say  that I have built trust in therapy because of this group.”

Male Veteran who travels two hours to attend: “I haven’t created art since I was a kid. I thought I’d try something new by coming to this group. I’m amazed at some of the things coming out of me.”

Female Veteran: My anxiety levels are usually so high that my doctors thought I might have a heart attack. Coming to this group is the only time I leave the house. I’m not the best artist, but that’s okay. I feel relaxed when making art. I just love being here.”


The James P. Huber Veterans Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 2012 for the purpose of providing funding and equipment to support the recreation therapy programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These programs allow disabled veterans to participate in activities related to the outdoors, the arts, sports, and community events.



 


 
                                               
 
 
 
 
                                                                 

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