Join Ellen Bowman on Thursday, March 8, from 7-8:30 pm at the Harlow for HEARTSCAPES: CHILDREN’S EXPLORATIONS OF HEALING, our ArtTalk for March.

Like landscapes, heartscapes have their own palette, unique to the healing process. Color, form, texture, shape, improvised sound and stories are some of the ways in which children can begin to explore, while in the midst of loss and longing. Ellen Bowman, child psychotherapist, will share highlights from her years of working with children in a wide range of settings. Children’s use of art, music and story-making have become invaluable tools for healing.

Following her graduate and postgrad work in child psychotherapy and Expressive Therapies in Boston and Scotland, Ellen continued to develop her longstanding interest in loss, trauma, and griefwork in children. Her interest expanded into children of the globe, leading her to several countries where she has either served children or presented at international conferences. ┬áMeeting with children in the settings of private practice, island and mainland schools, orphanages and hospice, Ellen believes in connecting with children where they are. The Expressive Therapies are vital tools along the way in this work. What comprises each child’s unique grieving path and the images of healing therein holds Ellen’s greatest interest of the heart to this day.

Monthly ArtTalks at the Harlow have been made possible by generous support from The Bank of Maine. $3 suggested donation.