Posts by Azizi

Building A New Planet

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Workshops, ZFusion | 0 comments

Building A New Planet

Some years ago, I met Elaine Bylos for a coffee at Starbucks. The coffee led to a led to a wonderful discussion about my vision for ZFusion. A vision of empowering youth and women to find their voices through Art Therapy. Here’s what Elaine had to say in her original post about our encounter: “Through the means of focused and intentional discovery, Art Therapy engages creative expression as a means of accessing suppressed or emotionally painful memories which are often too painful to verbalize. At the six-week workshop with a number of beautiful women, disempowered by their unspoken truth, Azizi was able to coax hope and joy out of each one, bringing a sense of achievement coupled with self worth.” “The process is deeply personal and the healing benefits limited only by one’s own willingness to explore, examine and express. I believe with all my heart that art softens the harshness of truth enough to propel one onto an incredible journey of discovery, where anything is possible. Build a new planet – doodle, draw, paint, create. Unleash your inner child!” I love the sentiment of that last line – to build a new planet of doodlers, drawers, painters and...

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ZFusion + BreakThru House, Inc. Six Week Workshop

Posted by on Jan 19, 2010 in Workshops, ZFusion | 0 comments

ZFusion + BreakThru House, Inc. Six Week Workshop

In partnership with the women of Breakthru House, Inc., ZFusion successfully completed an innovative and inspiring six-week workshop entitled, “Healing for the Broken Spirit.” The culmination of the Workshop was the “Fruitful Living Celebration.” ZFusion founder Azizi Blisset facilitated the 6-week workshop and created it for the women of Breakthru House. Ten female volunteers assisted in the workshop, who encouraging and supporting the women in their quest to heal their spirits by stimulating their creativity through mixed-media art and collages. Using the “Fruit of the Spirit”, the women explored the life skills that result when they form a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and experience the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. “I was amazed and honored to witness the truth that arose through this art form and the grace in which participants accepted whatever surfaced in their work”, said Phyllis Carrera, ZFusion volunteer and Georgia State University Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Intern. For more information on the Workshop and participant experiences, click...

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