Please join us for an exciting new Expressive Arts offering at the Belfast Yoga Studio

Compassion, Connection and Creativity an Expressive Arts Workshop Series With Barbara Davis, MFA, MSW, EXAT, LCSW

Upcoming classes TBA

Topics to be explored include Compassion; Connections and Transitions; Calming Anxiety and Stress; Creativity; Mapping

Emotions; Grief and Healing

What is Expressive Arts Facilitation?

Expressive Arts is a relatively new field and while it shares some principles of art therapy, it is separate and distinct from art therapy. Most importantly if you are attending an Expressive Arts Workshop we are not “doing therapy.” While engaging in the Expressive Arts does help reduce anxiety, improve mood and form connections, in a workshop such as this, there is no diagnosis or defined problem to work on. The “goal” in an Expressive Arts Workshop is to help participants access their own creative spirit to explore their inner world and engage their innate ability to grow and heal in a safe and supportive environment. Most people find the experience pleasurable, inspiring and calming.

For more information and to register visit: All art materials will be provided. Pre-registration for the workshop series is required.

Curious? Come see what it’s all about!


Barbara Davis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, trauma informed expressive arts therapy and mind-body medicine. She has been practicing for over 25 years, 15 of those years in her own practice. 

Barbara has a Masters of Social Work and a Master of Fine Arts from Rutgers University in NJ.  In addition she has a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Barbara has a Certificate in Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy; a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy as well as training in Mind-Body Medicine.  Barbara works as an Expressive Arts Therapist and Facilitator and also offers online psychotherapy and supervision.

When not working Barbara can be found in her art studio or outside moving about and enjoying the natural world. Barbara is particularly fond of cross country skiing, swimming, hiking, running, yoga and Yamuna Body Rolling.