Trainings, Workshops and Presentations

Yehudit offers weekend presentations, weekend workshops, training and supervision for therapists (both virtual and in person). Contact Yehudit for more information or to book her.

The Story Within

 

The goal is to use myths, fairy tales, and creativity, to uncover and work with hidden and inaccessible aspects of ourselves. Combining the power of the creative process with the potent and ancient content of myth and fairy tale has proven an effective way to access and work with the hidden stories that often unconsciously control our lives.

Suicide and Trauma

 

Yehudit developed an arts-based approach to working with trauma and suicide in a multicultural and interfaith context. She led several workshops and research projects and also a groundbreaking project and exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Seeds of Hope

Ongoing project

Interfaith Arts Dialogue

“When we have an opportunity to witness heartfelt creative work from those who are different, we can develop empathy and our attitudes can change. When given the chance to work collaboratively through the arts, our perceived differences can disappear.”
— Yehudit Silverman, Director, Interfaith Arts Dialogue

Interfaith Arts Dialogue is an arts-based initiative to bring together diverse cultural and faith communities to promote tolerance and dialogue. As a first step, Yehudit, along with her interfaith advisors, recruited  20 young adults from Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities. Preliminary interviews initiated a process of reflection on conscious and unconscious attitudes about their own faith and the other two faiths. Most participants expressed a strong feeling of being the “other” and that their faith was often misunderstood and misrepresented. Following the interviews,  participants joined together in arts-based workshop. The creative framework provided an opportunity to discover commonalities, encourage personal reflection of  prejudices, and to arrive at a deeper understanding of oneself and other faith groups.

“Throughout the workshop, I learned that art is an international language that speaks through all barriers and unites people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds in a way that no other language can. I want the world to see what we accomplished in one afternoon of open dialogue”
— Mona Taba (workshop participant)