Join Hub City Bookshop for a launch party with Alison Hughey in celebration of the release of her wellness deck Creative & Curious!
Small habits can have big impact in our mental wellness, but can be daunting to keep-especially for those who are neurodivergent, experience high stress levels or live with mental illness. The mission of Creative and Curious Cards for Mental Wellness is to increase engagement in creative practices for mental health among teens and adults, both in direct use and as a resource for therapists and mental health counselors to share with clients.
Each of the four suits (movement, music, writing and visual art) contains 13 distinct prompts from established creatives in the Upstate, SC area which are designed to foster self expression and healing through creativity. Each prompt is kept simple and accessible; no prior creative experience or substantial supplies are needed, and most can be done in less than 10 minutes.
Creative contributors include:
Bailie (Card Art)
Courtney Chandler, ATR-BC (Visual Art Prompts)
Louise Fagan (Writing Prompts)
Susan Woodham (Movement Prompts)
This program is funded in part by the Chapman Cultural Center, its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Costal Community Foundation of SC.
Alison Hughey, MT-BC is a Spartanburg native and lifelong creative. Her private practice, Carolina Music Therapy, serves clients across the upstate. She also facilitates music wellness workshops, healing arts retreat programs, and “edutainment” talks on the power of creativity in connection. In addition to her professional experience in mental health, she also has lived experience of depression, anxiety and PTSD. Creativity has been a lifeline for her, and she is passionate about increasing access to these tools for others.