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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Sunday, November 9 • 1:20pm - 2:10pm
SAORI: A Zen Approach to Hand Weaving

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ROOM 803

SAORI is the zen art of weaving by hand that is dedicated to free expression and self-development regardless of physical or mental ability, age, sex or artistic aptitude. A SAORI weaving program has been developed at the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Clinic at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian because illness—whether physical or psychological—can activate feelings of fear, isolation, and helplessness, not only for the affected child, but also for their siblings and parents. In this 50-minute Lunch & Learn session, we’ll illustrate the healing properties of SAORI weaving through presentation, discussion, and demonstration.


Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, RYT

Program Coordinator, UF Health Eating Disorder Recovery Center
Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, RYT is the program coordinator at the Eating Disorder Recovery Center in Gainesville, FL. She holds a master's in art therapy from The George Washington University. Genevieve first discovered her love of paper and book arts in 2001 while studying art in Italy, which led to concentrated study in printmaking. Her interests include using art and yoga to promote mind-body healing and exploring the use of hand... Read More →

Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP

Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian Hospital and adjunct facility at Bank Street College of Education, Graduate School, in the Child Life program. Her clinical interests include integrative approaches to ease the suffering of children with cancer. Ria volunteers and supervises at a weekly program of SAORI weaving at the Hope’s and Heroes... Read More →

Sunday November 9, 2014 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY