Chronic illness

Creativity and Chronic Illness Support Group

Hosted By
Mage C.
Sunday, Jun 16, 2024 | 10:00am - 11:00am 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
Mage is great leading the group and helping figure out how to express ourselves through the difficulties we are facing.
Jul 07, 2024
For the first time I left this group feeling extremely disturbed and heartbroken
Jul 07, 2024
Mage is a great thoughtful leader, always learn something new.
Jun 30, 2024
Always a safe place to land~thanks Mage & CCI for creating a comfortable, welcoming and supportive environment for those of us who aren’t always received equitably in such an intolerant world. I’m so grateful to have spaces like this, and I greatly appreciate facilitators like Mage❤️‍🔥🙏🏽
Jun 30, 2024
I love how Mage moderates. They makes everyone feel special, heard, and validated. And when people talk badly about themselves, they have a way of gently lifting them up that isn't chastising or condescending. It's really lovely to watch. I appreciate Mage so much.
Jun 30, 2024
Mage is a fantastic leader, always introducing update topics and new ways to deal with it with your creativity.
Jun 09, 2024
The group and Mage contribute greatly to my well-being and capability to think about who I am as a person and a creator and how to express my feelings through art.
Jun 02, 2024
I highly recommend this group♥️♥️♥️
Jun 02, 2024
Awesome group!
May 26, 2024
Registration Closed
Attendees (31)
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Center for Chronic Illness

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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