Exploring Community Service Through Art

The results of this past week’s annual Companis Worker Art Retreat is on permanent display in the Abelson Center, a gift from the Companis Workers to the shared space that is their home for service reflection. We welcomed art therapist Bryce Bailey, a former Companis consultant, who was on a family visit here from his home in Palm Springs. Bryce led our initial art retreats (2012 through 2015), and was delighted to be able to join us once again.

In the day long retreat, Companis Workers explored the theme of self-compassion as they related their work in their placements through the exploration of self-care, and mindful self-compassion. We enjoyed the retreat setting: Rainbow Lodge Retreat Center in North Bend, where Companis Worker Janet Hasselblad is a board member. Thank you, Janet, for connecting us!