Art-making as an Alternative Philosophy of Care During Emotional Crisis

Art-making as an Alternative Philosophy of Care During Emotional Crisis

Category: Self-Care, Webinars

Posted on November 17th, 2021


Thursday December 9, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CST

This workshop will explore several conditions and intentions in art-making which can create spaces that support healing for ourselves and for those in emotional crisis. We will talk about art-making as a container for suffering, anger, altered states and other experiences, how to facilitate flow within this space, and what obstacles can appear like gear, judgement, shame and paralysis. 


Presented by: 

 Karin Jervert is an artist, author, and psychiatric survivor. Writing and art-making have been passed down to her through two generations of women artists, along with a respect for the artist’s powerful role in society and for the creative force itself. She strongly believes, telling our stories is a revolutionary act, one that reinforces the immeasurable value of each our lives and moves us towards collective justice. Karin currently is the Art’s Editor at Mad in America Foundation. Her art work and writing includes essays, graphic narratives and poetry and explores self empowerment, empathy, identity, normalization of suffering and the power of creative expression to transform trauma. Her study of Buddhism and improvisational comedy find their way into her work as well. You can find her work at


Moderated by: 

 Shira Collings– Youth Coordinator, National empowerment Centercan