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Be At Home… Wherever You Are

“Bloom where you are planted”

This workshop is part of a year-long series of monthly workshops on Living Well. Select the ones you want, or sign up for them all.

For some, moving to a foreign city was a lifestyle choice, for others it is where their work took them. For still others, a romantic partner or spouse is the reason for staying abroad. Whatever it was that brought you to where you are today, you find yourself for better or worse leading life in beautiful, chaotic, imperfect, seductive and remarkable Italy.

In this workshop, we will explore what it means to make a home, to get into “agreement” with life circumstances – and prioritize self-care. We will have space to process some of the unique frustrations – and joys – that come with living in a culture that is not your own. From everyday mini “traumas” to undercurrents in relationships, cultural differences can be unsettling to the spirit. This kind of stress can cause us to spin out internally.

Using art therapy and experiential techniques, you are guided to create your own definition of being at home – in yourself. Self-parenting and self-care are essential to this, and together we will clear a path to your own inner door.

The workshop lasts 3 hours with one break.

What to expect in this workshop:

• guided meditation
• interactive, playful activities
• guided creative activities – materials provided
• time for journaling, self-reflection
• In English – some Italian if needed
• connection with other like-minded “seekers”

About the modalities used in this workshop

In art therapy, creativity is a way to access the subconscious using the universal language of imagery. Experiential therapy involves guided movement and interaction among group members to improve spontaneity and release stuck energy in the body. No experience or skillset in either is necessary to participate. All are welcome.

What to bring:

• a pen and pencil
• a journal or notebook
• an open mind
• optional to bring: one or two magazines to cut up
• optional: markers, colored pencils crayons or oil crayons
• wear comfortable clothing and shoes


Total standard cost is 54 Euros per person, payable online below using “Standard Booking” link

Discounts available for students and persons in recovery and members of the Free Exchange or Bellies Abroad – please select the appropriate option when booking

All art materials included

Please pre-register below to reserve your space

Cancellations and refunds permitted up until 48 hours prior to the workshop

Discounts available for students and persons in recovery and members of the Free Exchange – please select the appropriate option


Email workshop leader Claudia Palmira with any questions

Please arrive 15 minutes early for registration.

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15 Jul 2024


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 15 Jul 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm



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