Rekindling our Light / Caring for the Caregiver

Just as the lantern needs refilling to keep the flame strong, so do caregivers

need to refill their emotional selves to continue their care for clients.

We invite you to a rejuvenating workshop focused on caring for yourself as well as experiencing new ways to connect with your clients.The workshop will be led by Suzanne Costello who has facilitated Caring for the Caregiver workshops for 1000's of caregivers throughout the U.S. and internationally since 1992.

"Deep, impactful and soul nourishing" - Medical Caregiver / Workshop Participant 

This one-day offering will invite participants to focus on themselves through the exploration of creative expression. Integrating movement and voice, memories and stories, participants will explore ways to express feelings associated with their profession.Offering a safe and supportive space to navigate complex emotions, caregivers will be encouraged to share their personal stories and reflections on how they provide support in their daily work.Through writing, music and movement participants will discover new methods for self-care and care of their clients. All may engage at their level of comfort. No prior experience required. Please wear comfortable clothing in which you can move easily.

Presented by Suzanne Costello

Suzanne Costello has been a dance/theater artist and teacher for 40 years. As Artistic Co-Director of SPDT (Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater) since 1984, she has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Mexico, Canada, Bermuda and beyond engaging communities through performances and workshops She has been a leader in the field of Arts & Health since 1992, after introducing the
Caring for the Caregiver program, and has been recognized for “Best Practices” by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

In addition to her extensive work with caregivers, Costello has engaged many other populations through creative
projects including stroke survivors and their carepartners, people impacted by cancer, veterans & active military, persons experiencing memory loss/ dementia and incarcerated individuals. She has been invited to present on her vast experience in community-inclusive initiatives at conferences in NYC, NY, Atlanta, GA, Bristol, UK, Ottawa, CAN and The Hague, Netherlands. Her work has received generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Ohio Arts Council, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Target, McKnight Foundation,South Dakota Prison Ministries,
among others. She holds a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. When not on the road, her homebase is Minneapolis, MN.

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