Steffanie Lorig is a speaker working with Kirkland Productions through Safe & Sound Schools.
Steffanie Lorig is the founder of Art with Heart, a social enterprise that helps children overcome trauma through creative expression. During her 21-year tenure there, the organization helped 155,000 children internationally through the therapeutic activity books, curricula, and training that she either authored or co-authored.
Steffanie combines her talent in the expressive arts to teach participants how to use creativity to release difficult emotions, develop self-awareness, and bring attention to inner resources of strength, despite difficult life events. She has led workshops after Hurricane Katrina, the Sandy Hook school shooting, and the Oso Mudslide, helping both children and adults work through difficult emotions through creativity.
She works currently as a designer and strategist and in her spare time, practices her own expressive arts through paint and collage.
Using Art to Find Peace
Through this hands-on workshop, Steffanie shares creative tools and ideas for helping both individuals and groups of students feel emotionally safe as they work to understand and process events beyond their control. As attendees learn artistic techniques to help students, they will also experience and practice self-care to alleviate stress and anxiety that they are feeling as well. This experiential presentation will build competence and confidence in these techniques so that practitioners can bring them back to their schools and communities.
Steffanie is a gifted facilitator with heart for helping those who need support.