Centre for Transformation - Art2Essence

Get Creative on Your Recovery Journey

We’re grateful to bring you a new program to assist you on your healing journey. Art2Essence is a 6-week online program created by Art Therapist, Jane Beese. Learn and create from the comfort of your home.

This Course is for you if...

– you want to express yourself creatively while enhancing your recovery

– you are open to learning new things

– you wish to commit to enhancing your well-being

– you are able to use a computer to complete the program

What's Included

What you can expect in this program

  • Six weekly classes that are designed for you to creatively work and grow, using art to express your journey in recovery.
  • Many ways of dealing with substance use and addiction, used in conjunction with in-class activities.

What you will learn:

  • Basic skills in drawing and proper use of artistic tools.
  • Breathwork, meditation, journaling, and prayer being used along with art lessons.
  • To produce a portfolio of your artistic works that represent your experience with substance abuse and addiction.

Each lesson includes:

  • Breathwork Practice
  • Meditation
  • Art Lesson
  • Assignment
  • Group Share
  • Weekly Focus and Journal
  • Closing Prayer
  • Additional Materials and Resources

What past participants have said about this course:

– “Best class I’ve ever taken. I feel like I can be myself while also gaining new artistic abilities”

– “This is my safe space to express myself and I feel accepted”

Words participants used to describe their experiences:

–   Relaxing   –   Therapeutic   –   Relieving   –   Enjoyable   –   Fun   –   Peace   –   Thankful   –   In Tune   –   Freedom   –   Expressive   –   Experience

In Memory of Jacob Beese

In January 2021 a bright young man, Jacob Beese, lost his life to substance use and addiction. His mother, Jane Beese, is honoring his legacy by leading Art Therapy programs for people who are dealing with life challenges, including addictions. Art therapy offers a creative, artistic avenue of healing. These Art Therapy programs are held in-person (in the Akron, OH area) and online.

Please CLICK HERE to watch the Jacob Beese Memorial Video.

Donate to the Jacob Beese Scholarship for Art Therapy

Through this scholarship, the Art Therapy for Substance Use & Addiction courses shall be made available to all who are drawn to the work and have the will to change, regardless of financial status or limitation.

All donations levels are welcome and appreciated. You can make a donation in memory of a loved one. Please see the donations page for more.

Update as of September 2023: We are pleased to announce that The Centre for Transformation has been granted 501(c)(3) charitable organization status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This designation means that we are now officially recognized as a nonprofit organization, and as such, donations made to us are tax-deductible for donors.

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