[CANCELLED] Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy and Mindfulness: Tools for Stress Reduction

[CANCELLED] Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy and Mindfulness: Tools for Stress Reduction

From 2020-02-13 02:30 until 2020-02-13 05:30
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DATE: Feb 12 , 2020 (Wed)

TIME: 6:30 - 9:30pm

VENUE SPONSOR: Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service 浸信會愛羣社會服務處

Room 909, 9/F, 36 Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai, H.K. 香港灣仔愛群道36號9樓909號室

LANGUAGE: English          CLASS SIZE: 25 seats

FEE: Member $480 / Non-member $680


Focusing-oriented art therapy (FOAT®), developed by Dr. Laury Rappaport is a mindfulness-based approach that integrates Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing with the principles and practices of art therapy. FOAT® is based on 40 years of practice with individuals, groups, couples and families, and organizations to address a wide variety of clinical concerns including: anxiety, depression, trauma, health and wellness, and more. This workshop will provide: an overview of the history and development of FOAT®; the basic principles and practices of FOAT®; and an overview of mindfulness—and how it can be integrated with FOAT®. In addition, Dr. Laury Rappaport will present how FOAT® and mindfulness practices can be used as tools for stress reduction. Applications will include methods for self-care and for working with others.


-Participants will be able to describe 2 foundational principles of Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy

-Participants will be able to describe what the Focusing Attitude is and how it is a core component cultivating mindful awareness and acceptance.

-Participants will be able to describe how to integrate mindfulness practice with Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy.


Dr. Laury Rappaport

Dr. Laury Rappaport

Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., MFT, ATR-BC, REAT is the author of “Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body’s Wisdom and Creative Intelligence”, editor/author of “Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies: Theory and Practice”, and has numerous published book chapters and journal articles. Dr. Rappaport is also the Founder/Director of the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute and is a Certifying Focusing Coordinator and Trainer with The Focusing Institute. She has a broad range of clinical expertise with a variety of populations and currently has a private practice in Santa Rosa, California, United States.

  • Registration Rules & Regulations

    All applicants are required to submit payment (per head per registration), via bank transfer to the below account to confirm the registration. Receipt must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within three (3) days after initial online registration.

    Additional Charges: Annual membership renewal date is July 1st, a late fee of $50 applies to renewal on or after August 1st. For overseas bank transfer for event or membership, an additional $50 service charge applies.

    Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists

    An official confirmation email will be sent to your registered email after payment is received.

    Workshop will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force 2 hours before the event. In this case, the payment will be refunded to applicants.

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