<![CDATA[Beth Ann Short MA, ATR-BC - Blog]]>Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:46:57 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Creative Wellness News January Edition]]>Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:46:26 GMThttp://bethannshort.com/blog/creative-wellness-news-january-edition
Greetings!

It's 2018 and with the new year come new intentions and hopes. In Portland, we have had some pretty beautiful weather in between the rain showers. My family and I have started a new routine going for a hike every Sunday. This picture was from last weekend at Tryon Creek.

In my recent Wellness Newsletter I included a few sources around wellness and mindfulness. CLICK HERE FOR THE NEWSLETTER Also, my current doTerra love, the Hope oil. It is so rich and comforting. I also love that 100% proceeds goes to the Healing Hands Foundation which fights sex trafficking world wide.
I also have a new podcast brewing. I am excited for what is to come. I hope this newsletter and it's resources are helpful to you. If you ever have a wellness tip you would like to share, email it to me! I would love to hear what is working for you and share it. It's an honor to be a part of your journey. 
Until next time, be kind to yourself.
Warm wishes, 

Beth Ann 

Remember enjoy the process and let go of the product.   
Life is process...life is art. :)
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<![CDATA[The Power Revolution of 2018]]>Tue, 02 Jan 2018 01:44:58 GMThttp://bethannshort.com/blog/the-power-revolution-of-2018Picture
As I approach the mark of 50 years on this planet this spring I take a moment to pause. 2017 was a year of struggles and successes like any year before, but in the wake of so many changes in politics and sexual harassment allegations I take an even a longer pause. Recently heard the phrase, “oh you were Wiensteined!” I was talking with my teenager and a close friend recently about sexual harassment. We shared stories and sadly there were many. 

When I was 18 and had graduated high school I went to work at a Chi Chi’s Mexican restaurant the summer before leaving for college. This was the first job I had gotten on my own, not a job that I got through a family friend or connection, but that I went out and got myself. It was 1986 and the the female workers had to wear cotton blouses that were off the shoulder, accentuating our chests. That summer I dealt with a host/co-worker, Mike, who took it upon himself to “train” me. He was controlling and power-hungry about running the floor of the restaurant and often touched me when unnecessary on my waist, hips, rear, and bare shoulders. I dealt with him the entire summer. I remember being so excited when it was time to quit and looking forward to never having walk in the place again. Unfortunately, I had to go in one last time to pick up my last paycheck just before I was about to leave for college. 

I went in and avoided Mike, heading down the opposite side of the dining room through the stucco plant stands to the manager’s office in the kitchen to get my check. I thanked him for the summer and he said to check in with him during the holidays to work when I was home on break. I nodded and said “yes” even though I had no intention of working there ever again. Now I just had to walk straight out of the building without making contact. I headed out of the kitchen and he was on the floor seating a table of customers. I picked up my pace and made it through the heavy double doors. I felt a breath of relief as I unlocked my car and got in the front seat, but then there was the knock on the window. I looked up and Mike stood there, “heyah.” I pushed the automatic window button of my mom’s car and the window shot down all the way. He leaned in and I don’t mean slightly, he leaned in his whole head and left arm. “I can’t believe you were going to leave without saying good bye!” Before I knew what was happening his outside hand grabbed my face as he kissed me shoving his tongue into my mouth and then he grabbed at my chest. I pushed him away and started the engine. He backed up and I put the car in reverse and drove out of there. This was my first experience of sexual harassment in the work place, unfortunately not my last. I remember telling a friend and feeling so uncomfortable, but that was as far as I took it. For some reason I thought and questioned, “ok so this is how it is?”

Now I look at all the brave individuals coming forward telling their stories and I am so glad that the conversations are happening. You do not have to be a woman to be on the receiving end of this power trip, gender does not matter. Power hierarchies are every where and the personal narratives and testaments are the pieces of this revolution we are witnessing. We are faced as humans with a planet of other individuals also navigating life. As we move into the new year let's all try look at power as a responsibility, because that is what it is. How we act with any type of power is not about doing what one wishes or wants, it is about looking at how to act responsibly and look out for others. This is a time generations will look back and reflect on. How will you be remembered in this time? How do you want to be remembered in this time?

I wish you all peace and love during this transition into 2018 and onward.

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<![CDATA[The Gender Summit Visits Heritage University]]>Mon, 04 Dec 2017 03:47:30 GMThttp://bethannshort.com/blog/the-gender-summit-visits-heritage-universityThis weekend we hung the Gender Summit along with a solo exhibit of mine at Heritage University. The shows will be on display December 2017-March 2018.
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<![CDATA[November Studio Newsletter]]>Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:48:21 GMThttp://bethannshort.com/blog/november-studio-newsletterPicture
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER & COUPON ALERT! 
Saturday Open Studio Sessions
With the holidays upon us we decided to spread some early cheer with a 15% off discount on Saturday Studio Sessions throughout November AND December! Schedule your studio time now! Watercolor, acrylic painting, drawing and mixed media! Check out our options HERE
COUPON CODE: HOLIDAY
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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<![CDATA[Creative Wellness News!]]>Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:24:45 GMThttp://bethannshort.com/blog/creative-wellness-newsPicture
CLICK HERE FOR THE NEWEST ISSUE OF CREATIVE WELLNESS NEWS
Greetings,
I am very excited to announce a special exhibition opening up this Friday. It is a project I have been working on since March and if you are in the Portland area I hope you will stop by and see what happened when 29 artists (ages 15-75) used our space and materials at no cost to them and created a piece of are exploring their experience of gender expression. More details HERE.

As we approach the end of our 11th year of creative service in the community I want to thank everyone for their support with a special discount. We are offering 15% OFF every transaction from now until the end of August. Just use the coupon code at time of purchase.
COUPON CODE: SUMMER2017

If you ever have a wellness tip you would like to share, email it to me! I would love to hear what is working for you and share it. It's an honor to be a part of your journey. 

Until next time, be kind to yourself.

Warm wishes,
Beth Ann 

Remember enjoy the process and let go of the product.  
Life is process...life is art. :)

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<![CDATA[New Podcast: Energy Ball Guided Meditation]]>Sat, 08 Jul 2017 18:33:23 GMThttp://bethannshort.com/blog/new-podcast-energy-ball-guided-meditationPicture
This week I finally got back onto my podcast and brought one of my favorite guided imagery exercises to you. I use this one often, both personally and professionally. Folks newer to meditation have really liked it since it provides a little structure to guide them in their practice. Enjoy!

CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF PODCASTS

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<![CDATA[Creative Wellness News is OUT]]>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:38:07 GMThttp://bethannshort.com/blog/creative-wellness-news-is-outPicture
Summer is in full swing. I hope you are enjoying all it brings. Recently I was exploring around Mt. Hood with friends. If you ever have the chance to visit I encourage you. It is true splendor.

In this months edition I included an article about financial wellness and the work place by Mark Huffman as well as an article about your nighttime ritual by Jae Berman. As usual you will find an art journal prompt, but this month I also included a coupon code for 15% off any online registration in our studio. 

Check out this month's issue HERE

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<![CDATA[Supervision and Licensure for Oregon Art Therapists]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:33:31 GMThttp://bethannshort.com/blog/supervision-and-licensure-for-oregon-art-therapistsRecently in Oregon house bill 2432 passed, providing art therapists with a license. Hooray!!!
This has been an ongoing journey since before I was in graduate school back in 1998. With this momentous occurrence I have had others reach out looking for more supervision options. I have added an additional group one time per month starting in the fall for those art therapists who want to pursue their ATR and also the Oregon license.

Monthly ATR Supervision Groups
Are you pursuing an ATR with the ATCB and art therapy licensure in the state of Oregon?
Now that Oregon has passed House Bill 2432, art therapists will need to pursue these credentials to attain state licensure. Our studio has ATR supervision available in both individual and group formats. Unlike traditional therapists or counselors, art therapists are trained to understand the properties of art media and the reactions media may elicit during treatment in addition to psycho-therapeutic principals and methods. Participants will have time to discuss cases, make response art and work on their own professional wellness and development. This group is limited to practicing art therapists finished with their master's level clinical art therapy training and are working towards their national art therapy registration (ATR) and Oregon state licensure.
Saturdays from 9am-12pm and Thursdays below from 6-9pm dates on the website.
For more details or to set up a screening contact board certified art therapist Beth Ann Short MA, ATR-BC
Participants MUST be screened prior to attending group supervision.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE HERE
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<![CDATA[Creative Wellness News: Vocational Wellness & Avoiding Burnout!]]>Mon, 15 May 2017 17:10:37 GMThttp://bethannshort.com/blog/creative-wellness-news-vocational-wellness-avoiding-burnoutGreetings,
A happy belated Mother's Day to all the mom's out there. I had a lovely weekend with my family and ended up at the museum yesterday (one of my favorite places). This week we explore many facets including our vocational/occupational wellness. Even those of us who are lucky to find the vocation of our dreams still have to watch out for burn out, to preserve the longevity of it.

If you ever have a wellness tip you would like to share, email it to me! I would love to hear what is working for you and share it. It's an honor to be a part of your journey. CLICK HERE FOR THE CREATIVE WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
Until next time, be kind to yourself.

Warm wishes, 
Beth Ann 

Remember enjoy the process and let go of the product.   
Life is process...life is art. :)]]>
<![CDATA[Creative Wellness News: Weather, Mental Health Awareness Month, the Science Behind Essential Oils and MORE!]]>Thu, 04 May 2017 18:26:26 GMThttp://bethannshort.com/blog/creative-wellness-news-weather-mental-health-awareness-month-the-science-behind-essential-oils-and-moreHere is the link to my most recent Creative Wellness Newsletter!
If you'd like to sign up just to receive this two times a month CLICK HERE
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