From Grateful Hearts to Fruitful Living: The Women of the Grateful Hearts Ministry Celebrates Empowerment through Art : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

From Grateful Hearts to Fruitful Living: The Women of the Grateful Hearts Ministry Celebrates Empowerment through Art

September 18, 2012

From Grateful Hearts to Fruitful Living: The Women of the Grateful Hearts Ministry Celebrates Empowerment through Art
Workshop participants create emotive art collages.

Atlanta, GA (RPRN) 09/18/12 — The women of the Grateful Hearts Ministry at Mount Paran Church successfully completed the “Healing for the Broken Spirit” workshop on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Founder and Executive Director of ZFusion, Azizi Blissett, facilitated the six-week workshop with assistance from ZFusion Empowerment volunteers from the Art, Business and Family Therapy communities.

Using mixed-media art and collages, the women of the Grateful Hearts Ministry were provided the opportunity to heal their spirits and stimulate their creativity. “Thank you for the class. I really enjoyed it. It helped me understand more about myself”, said Tanya, one of the Grateful Hearts participants.

Employing 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. Each woman was given one of the fruit characteristics (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self Control) and was challenged to create a collage that depicted their personal expression of that word and it’s opposite. Through this form of art, the women experienced a freeing, joyful and therapeutic way to express themselves. “It was a great inspiration to me and my future,” said Rochelle, another Grateful Hearts participant.

Thought-provoking icebreakers and other fun exercises challenged both the participants

From Grateful Hearts to Fruitful Living: The Women of the Grateful Hearts Ministry Celebrates Empowerment through Art
Participant presents visual depiction of the word "gentleness".
and the ZFusion Empowerment volunteers to connect with one another in a meaningful way. The ZFusion Empowerment volunteers realized the dual impact on their involvement in the workshop with an understanding that overcoming emotional adversity is universal. “We think that we are helping the women, but we are actually helping ourselves also”, said Leoni Wilson, ZFusion Empowerment volunteer.

The workshop concluded with the “Fruitful Living Celebration” where each participant delivered passionate and emotional collage presentations. “The participants’ collage presentations were inspiring and compelling for everyone. It was evident that their workshop experience was transformative and made a considerable difference to their self-esteem and self-worth”, said Ms. Blissett.

“I was so blessed and blown away by the testimonies shared by the Ladies. They are courageous, and so is Azizi in sharing her journey with others.” said Alison Cross, Licensed Professional Counselor and Founder of Body Beauty Bravery. Alison also enlightened the women with an insightful presentation on self-image. She encouraged them to feel beautiful from the inside out and to embrace their natural God-given gifts, talents and beauty.

“Thank you so very much for the love, support and guidance you have given all of the Grateful Hearts Ladies. We have been inspired”, said Mary Jane Theden, Founder of The Grateful Hearts Ministry. “It takes a village to re-build sustainable lives and communities.”

Media Contact Name: Azizi Blissett
Media E-mail:
Media Phone: 404-997-3383
Company Contact Name: ZFusion, Inc
Company Web Address: http://www.projectzinc.com/zfusion.html
About the author: Azizi embodies all of the characteristics of a truly “valuable and rare” individual as her given Swahili name suggests. Armed with the gift of imagination and a desire to encourage creative expression and thinking, Azizi is the embodiment of a 21st century creative change agent. Her mission is to use her passion, energy and enthusiasm to inspire young aspiring creative artists, at risk youth and women. Ms. Blissett is the Owner & President of Project Z, a family of multi-media marketing and entertainment companies that connect, engage and empower a variety of audiences.
Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: BREAKING NEWS, EDUCATION, Human-rights, Lifestyle, PRESS RELEASE

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Zikto taking award-winning Arki to Startup Nations Summit

Seoul, Korea 11/22/14 · Zikto taking award-winning Arki to Startup Nations Summit The...

The End of Transparency? Don't be a fraud target

Carrollton, TX 11/18/14 · - Over the years, progressive and productive societies...

Ultraseal international in finals of Midlands Business Awards 2015

Coventry, UK 11/14/14 · Ultraseal International, which exports to the automotive supply...

Arki: Hot New Wearable Tech Setting a Cracking Pace on Kickstarter

San Francisco, CA 11/14/14 · Update for November 21: 412 Backers $90,034 pledged...

UpWest Labs Unveils Details of Its Eighth Batch of Startups, Ranging From Genetics to 3D Design

Palo Alto, California 11/11/14 · Accelerator continues to support innovative entrepreneurs with its...

Modern Casting Impregnation helps automakers to avoid warranty claims on engines

Novi, MI 11/11/14 · Automakers can save money and avoid costly warranty...

The Evolution of Walking: Wearable Tech steps up to a new level

San Francisco, CA 11/11/14 · Arki: Finally Wearable Meets Fashion – Wearable technology is one of 2014’s...

GeneSegues Awarded $1 Million Phase II NIH/NCI Research Contract for Nanoencapsulated RNAi Cancer Therapeutic

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 11/10/14 · Highly Competitive NIH Program Validates Potential of GS-10...

More Than 400 .Onion Addresses Targeted as Part of Global Enforcement Action on Tor Network

WASHINGTON 11/07/14 · More Than 400 .Onion Addresses, Including Dozens of...

Learn about Wine in Your Pjs - A New Kind of Wine Class

SAUSALITO, CA. 11/04/14 · The Wine Key announced today it's first virtual...

XCEL Professional Services Has Made a Huge Change to Move Our Company Forward

Calgary, AB 11/04/14 · Introducing Rob Hay: The New President of XCEL...

Furries and Despair – two-man show at Canessa Gallery, November 7 Wild is beautiful

San Francisco, CA 11/03/14 · The show  "Furries and Despair" at Canessa Gallery...

Ristech Completes Acquisition of Kirtas Technologies Inc.

Victor, NY. 11/03/14 · With the acquisition of Kirtas Technology, Ristech increases...

Signed, sealed, delivered: Email best practices

San Francisco, CA 10/31/14 · Email is the original Web app. Born in...