Twistshops

“Virtual Twistshops” are wellness and art therapy focused workshops that promote healing, relaxation, and emotional recovery through creative based intervention. Topics change each time.

Welcome

“Twistshops” are art therapy-focused workshops that promote healing, relaxation and emotional recovery through art therapy based interventions that are designed to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress related to cancer.

Twistshops welcome individuals who have been touched by cancer to engage in art therapy based workshops that focus on utilizing the arts as a mechanism for healing.

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Survivors, caregivers and previvors are invited to participate. Participants will be guided by a licensed art therapist through a variety of art-making activities that will allow participants to process their past and current experiences as a patient, caregiver or supporter of someone with cancer. Through storytelling and mindful art-making, the intention is to help participants explore different emotions, and in turn revive self, heal and find ways to move forward.

Twist Out Cancer is committed to offering our programming free of charge for cancer survivors, patients, caregivers and family members. If you’re in a position to make a tax deductible contribution to support our work, please feel free to do so. We are so grateful for our community that supports us in so many ways.

Northwell Twistshop Series

Northwell Twistshop Series

Join Twist Out Cancer and Northern Westchester Hospital for a monthly arts therapy workshop with art therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor, Jacqueline Carmody.
This series will introduce you to new and exciting art making techniques to promote social connection, relaxation and healing.

Suggested materials to have available (not required):

  • Paper/ sketch book

  • Watercolor paper

  • Pastels

  • Colored pencils

  • Drawing materials

  • Collage materials/glue & scissors

*Northern Westchester will have materials available on site for participants to access during virtual sessions. 

Twistshops programs are non-clinical creative arts therapy-focused workshops that promote healing, relaxation and emotional recovery through art based interventions that are designed to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress related to cancer. Twistshops welcome individuals who have been touched by cancer and utilize the arts as a mechanism for self-expression.

Free Monthly Sessions available to Northern Westchester Hospital patients and families starting February 28, 2024!

Questions? Contact jacqueline@twistoutcancer.org or mleroy@northwell.edu

Please register for each monthly session to attend.

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RUSH Twistshop Series

RUSH Twistshop Series

Join Twist Out Cancer and RUSH for a monthly arts therapy workshop with art therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor, Jacqueline Carmody.  

When: This series will take place the first Friday of every month in 2024!

What: This series will introduce you to new and exciting art making techniques to promote social connection, relaxation and healing. All art materials are included! 

Twistshops programs are non-clinical creative arts therapy-focused workshops that promote healing, relaxation and emotional recovery through art based interventions that are designed to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress related to cancer. Twistshops welcome individuals who have been touched by cancer and utilize the arts as a mechanism for self-expression.

Free Monthly Sessions available to Rush Cancer Care patients and families starting January 5th, 2024!

Questions? Contact Nayeli_Panek@rush.edu

Space is limited, please register for each monthly session to attend.

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Twist Out Cancer + No Shame on U Twistshop

Twist Out Cancer + No Shame on U Twistshop

When: February 25, 2024 from 1-3 pm

Where:  SketchPad, 4411 N. Ravenswood Ave, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60076

No Shame On U is dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental health conditions so the people who need the help will seek it, family members and friends will know how to provide proper support, and to save lives.  We achieve our mission through educational programs, resources, blogs, podcasts, and more!  To learn more, go to www.noshameonu.org.

This Twistshop will have a bilingual (Spanish and English speaking) art therapist to accommodate language barrier needs.

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Meet The Faciliators
Headshot of Artist Jacqueline Carmody
Jacqueline Carmody
Twistshop Director based in Chicago, Illinois
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Headshot of Artist Mignon Dupepe
Mignon Dupepe
Twistshop Facilitator based in Winnetka, Illinois
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Lindsey Taucher
Twistshop Facilitator based in Austin, Texas
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Kim Spaulding
Twistshop Facilitator based in Media, Pennsylvania
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Headshot of Inspiration Callie Cullinan
Callie Cullinan
Twistshop Facilitator based in Columbus, Ohio
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Interested?

If you are interested in learning more, please fill out the form in our brochure.

Also see the brochure here.

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Become a Twistshop Facilitator

Are you a creative arts clinician looking to become a Twistshop Facilitator?We are currently seeking clinicians that work in the creative arts to serve as facilitators for our Twistshop programs.

If you are interested in learning more we hope you will consider applying!

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