Compassion Takes Center Stage
With the help of artists, professionals and a local paper mill, individuals who have experienced conflict, trauma, the loss of a loved one, or for reasons they can't quite put their finger on, can find peace, hope and compassion as they transform fabric items of sentimental value into peace paper and create works of art through the ancient processes of papermaking and bookbinding.
Paper Bridges offers its participants an opportunity to convert memories, good and bad, into creative items they can proudly showcase, oftentimes bridging pain with compassion and hope.
Art therapy is the deliberate use of art-making to address psychological and emotional needs. Art therapy uses art media and the creative process to help in areas such as, but not limited to: foster self-expression, create coping skills, manage stress, and strengthen sense of self. Art therapy has provided mental health treatment for clients who have experienced trauma, grief & loss, depression, chronic illness, substance abuse, and more (Art Therapy Alliance).