A Membership Community on Mighty Networks
On Stephanie’s journey, she has created an exciting new way to work together. Through her Mighty Networks Community, you’ll be mentored to use art and writing to heal emotionally from breast cancer, while building your resiliency for confronting uncertainty.
What makes this opportunity unique, is that you’ll be doing the work in a community with other women who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. Being in a community enriches your experience, forms deep bonds with women who get it, and allows the healing to be more effective and efficient because we learn from one another and we no longer feel alone.
This is a structured mentoring program. Each month will focus on a specific theme through which you’ll explore your story, your relationship with yourself and others, and how the theme relates to integrating your experiences in order to thrive. Each week, I’ll check in to see how things are going, offer tips & guidance, and facilitate the community building process so that you all feel safely connected to one another.
Week 1 – What Are We Working On | I introduce the theme of the month through video and written content, sharing her thoughts as to how it relates to breast cancer drawing from her lived experience and professional expertise. Members are given prompts to begin exploring their experience through using the art journal & writing.
Week 2 – Sharing Week | This week’s focus is on sharing what you’ve started to notice in your art journal & writing with the community. This helps you verbalize what you’ve uncovered while also benefiting from what other women are bringing up. This deepens your insight and provides you with an opportunity to give and receive support!
Week 3 – Deeper Art Dive | Now that we’ve begun to unpack this month’s theme, it’s time to take your art exploration to the next level. This week you’ll take your insight and paint out what you need to express. The primary recommendations are to use a breast cast or canvas. Stephanie will introduce other project options as well throughout the year- like a mastectomy bra altering project in preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Week 4 – Finding Meaning, Understanding & Closure | The final week of each month is focused on closure through writing & community discussion. This starts by sharing what you’ve learned and listened to the stories of other women. You’ll be guided to write a reflection or poem about your art piece, which helps you put words to your experience. This lead makes it easier to share with your loved ones and providers to get the support and resources you deserve.
In addition to providing structure, content, and mentoring, I’ll host monthly virtual events- like the new member social, open art studio, and weekly office hours- to support your growth live! All this for the price that’s equivalent to a therapy copay… it’s a huge bargain that comes with a tremendous reward.
Check it out! Visit the community to learn more and join today by clicking here.
You can preview the kind of work we do in the community by signing up for my mailing list. When you do that, you’ll receive a thank you gift, a link to the Masterclass – Art Therapy for Breast Cancer, PLUS, the ability to stay up-to-date with my latest offerings! Just make sure you add me to your address list and check your spam folders because unfortunately, the emails tend to go there.
Testimonials from the closed group, Art Therapy for Breast Cancer, from which this community was born:
Stephanie’s Virtual Art Therapy Group for Breast Cancer has been more than I expected. Through art, I have gained more insight into my breast cancer experience. Through the group, I have gained connections with other women who are also on this journey. So grateful for this experience and the many shared laughs and tears in a safe and supportive group.”Testimonial from a 10 year breast cancer survivor
I walked into a program with Stephanie thinking I would learn some simple techniques in dealing with the stress of breast cancer treatment and living with metastatic cancer. I left the program with deep insight of long buried emotions, unprocessed trauma, and a recognition of grief at my very core. She helped me to peel the tightly wrapped layers of denial, feel all of the feelings, and move forward with the knowledge that the shadows and the depth of pain caused by cancer are all survivable. She gave me the gift of self-expression, something I didn’t even know I couldn’t do. I can now move forward with the knowledge and skills to actually deal with what life brings to me. Three years of therapy didn’t scratch the surface of this, but 12 sessions with Stephanie and I’m living a new life.”Testimonial from a Stage 4 breast cancer thriver