Chronic illness

Creativity and Chronic Illness Support Group

Hosted By
Mage C.
Sunday, Apr 28, 2024 | 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Meeting Full
About this meeting
The Creativity and Chronic Illness Support Group is a peer support group which offers the opportunity to use creative strategies for coping with chronic illness. No artistic talent is necessary and only a pen or pencil and paper will be needed. The group meets weekly on Sundays from 10-11:30am PST / 1-2:30pm EST and is facilitated by art therapist, Mage Carr. *If you register and then cannot attend, please remove your registration to free up the space for another participant.

About the host
Mage (or Maggie) is a graduate student at Antioch University Seattle in the clinical mental health counseling with art therapy program. They are a multimedia visual artist living with their cat on Coast Salish, Duwamish, Suquamish, and Stillaguamish land (Seattle, WA) and were born and raised on Puebloan land (Albuquerque, NM). Mage is dedicated to sharing the power and process of therapeutic art-making with others.
Recent reviews
Awesome group!
May 26, 2024
May 26, 2024
I always leave the group feeling more at ease and at peace thanks to Mage.
May 19, 2024
Mage is an amazing group leader♥️
May 19, 2024
Mage is an incredibly supportive and strong leader, though showing their vulnerability, which makes me feel heard and seen.
May 12, 2024
I love this group!
May 12, 2024
Mage is amazing and I’m not only grateful for this group, but also the community of wonderful peers who are incredibly supportive 💝🙏🏽
May 12, 2024
Mage is a fantastic leader, respectful, caring, and introducing new prompts that make us think creatively about our conditions, and share in a safe and caring space.
Apr 28, 2024
Thank you Mage for holding space for us each week. Your leadership in this space helps enhance our lives in such meaningful ways
Apr 28, 2024
Registration Closed
Attendees (30)
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The Center for Chronic Illness (CCI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization promoting well-being and decreasing isolation for those impacted by ongoing health challenges through support and education. CCI offers free, peer support groups facilitated by licensed mental health professionals and Master's level mental health interns. CCI's programs are designed to bring people together who live with different types of health challenges and diagnoses, recognizing the shared emotional experience of many who are impacted by chronic illness. Please note, because we are a Seattle-based organization, all support groups are scheduled on Pacific Standard Time (PST).

The Center for Chronic Illness provides support and education for those impacted by ongoing health challenges through our professionally-facilitated peer support groups. Although the information and support provided can be psycho-educational in nature, our support groups are not counseling or therapy groups, and we are not providing healthcare services. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating any health condition. Participation in our facilitated peer support groups does not create a psychotherapist/patient relationship. You should always consult with a doctor and / or other health care professional for medical advice or information about diagnosis and treatment. If you are in a need of immediate medical attention or crisis support, please call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-(800) 273-8255 without delay.

To learn more about the Center for Chronic Illness, visit our website at or contact us with questions at or (425) 296-2705.

While our programs are offered free of cost, we rely on donations from members in our community to be able to provide these services. If you are able, please consider making a contribution.

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