FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2015
PRESS CONTACT: Monica Bardier
MANCHESTER, N.H. Pastoral Counseling Services (PCS), an independent, non-profit counseling and consulting center serving New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts in collaboration with the New Hampshire Institute of Art is hosting the second annual “Art of Healing” exhibit. The event is open and free to the public and will be held on Tuesday, June 2 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at PCS, 2013 Elm Street in Manchester, N.H. This is an opportunity to see the offices of PCS in the Manning House, meet PCS staff, and see great art from local artists. All are welcome to drop in anytime during those hours.
“According to the American Public Health Association, psychotherapists have begun to look at how the arts might be used in a variety of ways to heal emotional injuries,” said Dr. David Reynolds, PCS Executive Director. “Findings concluded that combining art and healing is a ways to increase understanding of oneself and to develop a capacity for self-reflection, reduce symptoms and alter behavior and thinking patterns.”
More than a dozen NHIA Alumni will be participating in the art exhibit and offer some works of art for sale. For more information visit: www.pcs-nh.org and to register call PCS at 603.627.2702 x 110.
Light refreshments will be served. Art and Healing is free and open to the public.
The Art of Healing
Tuesday, June 2
Pastoral Counseling Services
Manning House, 2013 Elm Street
Free and Open to the Public
PCS was founded in 1979 and provides the best psychotherapeutic techniques while respecting the natural connection between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions in the psychotherapy process. Our desire is to provide a community in which clients Feel Heard, Feel Cared for and Feel Better. In addition to our counseling services, PCS impacts the vitality of the community by partnering with other non-profit organizations to help underserved and at risk populations with stress management techniques. PCS also honors those who pursue extraordinary measures to strengthen communities and improve life in New Hampshire with the Good Samaritan Awards, an annual tradition since 1996. PCS has offices in Manchester, Bedford, Nashua, and Portsmouth. For more information visit: www.pcs-nh.org.