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SVMHS Offers Free Art Therapy Workshop for Children

Salinas, CA, November 15, 2013 – Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is teaming up with Certified Art and Music Therapist Jack Cheney to help children heal through art and music. The free event on November 20th is designed as a multi media experience for kids ages six through 16.

The Art for Healing Workshop will allow children and teenagers to use art and music as tools to discover hidden strengths and insights. Cheney has been a part of the SVMHS art and music therapy program for years and is passionate about the healing powers of drawing, collage, painting and musical instruments.

“Children facing grief, illness and even ordinary social pressures can find healing through art,” says Jack Cheney, certified art and music therapist. “It’s a joy to help people explore their creative talents and in the process feel better about themselves and overcome challenges.”

All of the art and music supplies used during the Art for Healing Workshop will be provided and Cheney will facilitate the activities. The unique program is open to children ages six through 16. The three-hour event is free although registration is required.

The SVMHS Art for Healing workshop takes place Wednesday, November 20 from 4-7pm at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Free valet parking is available. Please call 831-759-1951 to register or email cschur@svmh.com


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