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Creative Recovery Mini-Retreat:

Compost Pain, Grief and Adversity into Art that Heals and Inspires

Friday, August 27th from 11am - 2:30pm PT time (Online)
with Expressive Arts Therapist and Creativity Expert, Adriana Marchione

This mini-retreat will guide you in an online immersive healing art experience to follow a challenge in your life resulting in a completed piece of art and/or a seed for future creations. Be compassionately supported in community to find new pathways for change and growth through expressive arts and creativity coaching methods.

The Creative Recovery mini-retreat will allow you to:

  • Create visual art, poetic writing and engage in somatic movement work to promote healing and insight
  • Take time out to nurture your creative spirit at home or in a natural environment
  • Tap into your inner knowing and artistic sensibilities moving away from limited beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviors
  • Combat the blocks that get in the way of committing to artistic expression and learn how art can be a companion in life

This mini-retreat is geared towards:

  • Creatives who want to deepen their healing practices
  • Therapists, healers and educators who want to nourish artistic life
  • Artists struggling with loss or trauma and creatives in recovery

DATE: Friday, August 27, 11am - 2:30pm Pacific Time (on Zoom)


Adriana Marchione MA, REAT, RSMT has been involved in the arts for over thirty years as a filmmaker, dancer, photographer and is internationally recognized in her work as a movement-based expressive arts therapist and educator. Since 2002, Adriana has taught and directed programs at Tamalpa Institute, California Institute of Integral Studies, WHEAT Institute in Canada and founded her own wellness center in San Francisco. She has presented her creative healing approach with a focus on addiction, eating disorders, trauma and grief, at festivals, conferences, and treatment centers including South by Southwest, Studio le théâtre du Corps in Paris, Ohlhoff Recovery Program and La Ventana Eating Disorder Program. Adriana is currently directing The Creative High, a feature documentary featuring working artists who have faced addiction, and the natural high of art-making. Find more about her work,, and her film at

“As a creative entrepreneur and as an energetic person it is hard at times to navigate what is passion and purpose, and to identify when that drive turns against me and burns me up. Adriana helps me to return to solid ground, providing me with the support to practice my profession in a sustainable way. Working with Adriana helps me to re-balance, see and put things into perspective. After each session I have the feeling I have landed back into self and what truly matters.”

– Hilde Elbers, Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher


“In Adriana’s workshops I have generated personal resources during the fatal illness of a life long partner and the grief that followed. I have used them to access memories and to liberate body memories from muscles and bones. I have celebrated personal growth. Creating with others similarly engaged gives the sessions extra meaning. They are open to all; no experience necessary. Just come ready to trust her kind, clear and well planned facilitating. Adriana inspires me.”

– Daniel Raskin, Retired Preschool Teacher


Adriana walks her talk with great integrity. Committed deeply to art-making as a therapeutic process, she embodies the courage, skillful attunement to self and other, and aesthetic sensibility necessary to facilitate transformation through creativity. I value her as a colleague and a leader in our field of expressive arts therapy and education.”

-Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell, Dance/movement artist, and researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education