Welcoming the Gifts of Darkness: Thoughts on the Longest Night of the Year
Scratch the surface of the darkness, and discover new light.
Applied Gratitude 101: Thanks Are for Giving
This year's trip to Yosemite for Thanksgiving left me filled with gratitude for family and friends, and the majesty of our western landscape. Photo by Wes Chester Applied Gratitude 101: Here are just a few ways of giving thanks in the season of gratitude, and celebrating the roles we play for each other in community. Be personal. Make time for
You are Invited to Help us Celebrate 20 Years of Training Arts Based Therapists in San Diego!
With graduates working across the city, the country and the world, this anniversary is a great party for a great cause. Come make your own party hat and wear it for a cause! The 20-year celebration fundraiser begins on Saturday December 1st, 2018, from 5:30 pm-10 pm Proceeds are to benefit the Expressive Arts Foundation, a 501.c3 nonprofit, to help our
Songs of Freedom: A Two Day Song Writing Workshop
Instructors Wes Chester and Carrie Herbert invite you to free your voice and sing your song. I think that most people have unexpressed songs inside them, things that need to be given voice, whether it be personal or political.yet relatively few people write their own music. Many people believe songwriting is too difficult to imagine doing it themselves, or
Our Intro Course is a Journey to the Heart of the Arts.
If this is your year to consider a career in the expressive arts, this course is your first step. At this time of year, Judith and I return from summer teaching in Switzerland, to plan the year ahead for San Diego Students. One of our great duties is offering an introductory course. The intro course is always a wonderful experience,
Deep Play Summer Workshop Series begins July 2018
Summer is when our collective schedules take a breath, and make room for play. Making a collage brings a wonderful child-like mood, working with scissors and glue and finding the right place for each image. It's summertime, time for a break from the hectic days of September through June, time to play. Play can, of course, can mean many
Moms Who Do
"Institute alumnae Carol Greenstein pursues twin passions, raising her three children and helping homeless youth succeed in the world." Carol with one of the many projects that help her students get in touch with and regulate emotions, express themselves, and learn to find their own wings. The usual path to an institute education is pretty straightforward. Attend one
I feel like the work at McAlister Institute is the crowning glory of my career, and what I was born to do. What happens when your "Dream Job" becomes reality? We interview Institute Graduate Rebecca Lillywhite about the new job and new possibilities. Meet Rebecca Lillywhite. She just presented a show of 50+ masks, made by her clients at