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The Tree of Life: Reclaim Your Identity Through Story

Course Info

Skill Level: Anyone

5 Lessons

3.5 Hours of Content

Online & Self-Paced

Unlimited Access Forever

Private Group: Yes

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About Course

Tree of Life..In this course, we will explore the Tree of Life Concept & Exercise to work on healing as well as connecting with supportive and transformative parts of ourselves. We will be utilizing the Tree of Life Concept & Exercise original created by cazela Ncube-Mlilo (REPSSI) and David Denborough (Dulwich Centre Foundation). This course will use the idea of narrative as a therapeutic approach to improving our  lives, our personal story and how we tell it.



Looking for a safe place to create? Aunia offers that space and wonderful guidance to the creative, therapeutic process.

- Heather Martinez

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What You Will Learn & Experience

Exploration into the Tree of Life concept
Self support exercises
Transformative exercises
Therapeutic narratives
Reclaiming our identitiy
Retelling our personal story
Expressing trapped emotions
Rewriting narratives
Visual metaphors for your life story

The Tree of Life explores how we can work on healing as well as connecting with supportive and transformative parts of ourselves. 

Course Instructors

Aunia Kahn

Artist, Author, Photographer & Trauma Researcher

Aunia Kahn is a creative entrepreneur, a mental health and trauma researcher, globally awarded visual artist/photographer, published author, instructor, and inspirational speaker. Her work in trauma research, community projects, and mental health since 2005 was the launching pad for Create for Healing.  She has been invited for consecutive years as a panelist for the Washington University School of Medicine’s MOHOP (Mental Health Outreach Program) and has regularly been a guest lecturer at Southwestern Illinois College, St.Louis Community College and McKendree University. Her work continues by teaching courses, offering free resources, and providing tools to those in need.

Michael de Vena

Arist, Writer & Instructor

Michael de Vena is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and contributing writer and instructor to Create for Healing. Exploring the creative and self reflective side to all things has been an inspirational asset to how he creates his personal work and his work within Create for Healing. To be able to experience the journey with others and create in our own individual ways is the foundation for what healing through creativity means and why he holds a passion for the personal work behind course creation and writing.