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April 6th, 2018

Sacred Spaces and Psychotherapy: Intersections of Culture, Identity, and Politics 


Saturday, April 8th, 2018



This experiential workshop will explore how we come to understand the role of space and psychotherapy. More specifically, through response art, screening two films (“Footsteps” and “Spaces”), and question and answer, we will consider the existence and construction of sacred spaces; their role in our lives in general, and the influence of culture, identity, and politics in the creation and maintenance of sacred spaces in the practice of psychotherapy.


Upon conclusion of the event, participants will be able to:

  1. Consider response art as a method for investigating personal factors that relate to the creation of sacred spaces

  2. Consider the role of sacred spaces in the process of psychotherapy

  3. Understand the influence of culture, identity, and politics and other contextual factors in the creation and maintenance of sacred spaces


Hart Ginsburg, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Filmmaker, and Founder of Digital Tapestries

Tatsu Aoki

Adjunct Professor at SAIC, currently teaching Asian Identify in Film
Artist, Composer, Musician, and Filmmaker


Ethan Michaeli

Author of The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, and Lecture at the Univ. of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

 Continuing Education 

This workshop will provide 2 CEU’s for social workers and counselors. These CEU’s will also count toward the cultural competence continuing education required for social workers.



Gene Siskel Film Center Theater 2 | 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601


Saturday, April 28th

10:00 am–10:30 am: Breakfast Reception and Art Response Session
10:30 am–12:30 pm: Screening, Discussion, and Response Art Presentation


$35 per person including breakfast


This workshop is presented as a collaboration between Live Oak, IncHart Ginsburg/Digital Tapestries and Asian Improv aRts Midwest.

February 20th, 2018

New Book "Echoes: Hearts Open With Light"

For this photographic montage, we have chosen the title “Hearts Open with Light.” The title reflects my belief that by opening our hearts in times of difficulty to the different emanations of light in our lives – friendships, nature, or other wholesome connections – we can then navigate ourselves towards a safer direction. In the following montage, we have portrayed swimmers traversing the wavy waters of Lake Michigan as a metaphor of resilience and determination to meet and incorporate and thus flow with life’s uncertainties.

This book can roughly be divided into two sections: First, a montage narrative of urban photographs taken while I explored the meaning of light in contemporary society. Second, reflections by psychotherapist Misty Major on ways we can overcome the inner loops we might face. These two sections when placed together are complementary and work together much like the fine ingredients of a New York pastrami sandwich. However, we cannot guarantee the flavor is as tasty or as kosher.

Digital Tapestries Echoes book series.

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