As we move through heavy times, Creative Pause is a free, virtual gathering for meditation and creative explorations in a community setting.
We started meeting at the beginning of quarantine to cultivate connection during isolation through creative practices, and the sense of community has been so nourishing that we're keeping it going.
We meet two Mondays every month:
On the FIRST MONDAY of the month, we gather for a Creative Pause for monthly intention setting guided by Michelle. This gathering features RESTING with restorative yoga, REFLECTION with journaling to set an intention for the month ahead, and CREATING a tiny art piece to display your monthly intention. This entire process helps us distill learnings from the month behind and set intentions for the month ahead, as an invitation to start each month feeling connected and refreshed, in community.
THIRD MONDAYS are a Creative Pause co-lead by Michelle and a guest teacher sharing a practice to inspire creative care of self and community. We open with a meditation, and move into a creative practice guided by our guest teacher. In the past, we've explored calligraphy, flower pressing, zen photography, nature meditation, mindfulness with tea, etc.
You can either attend LIVE or watch the recordings of Creative Pauses (links to videos are emailed after the gathering).
To SIGN UP, join the Creative Pause email list to receive updates and all information you’ll need to join us on Zoom. No need to register or RSVP. Simply join the email list and come join us on Zoom for a Creative Pause whenever you can. Sign up for the email list: michelle vitale . com / creative-pause.
If you join us live on Zoom, you're invited to join us as you are, video on or off, participate as much or as little as you'd like. The intention of this community space is to feel welcoming and supportive during these difficult times.
Please note, this gathering is not meant to be therapy or a replacement for therapy. It will be a great place to practice and even learn new creative practices that can support your emotional wellness.
Giusita Michelle Vitale (pronouns she/ella) is a licensed counselor and coach offering remote sessions to clients living in RI or PA. Michelle works with adults navigating transitions or challenges in their lives, work, or education, and her practice aims to help clients transform their challenges into opportunities for greater learning, possibility, and growth.
Her work with clients blends both compassion and practical skills that holistically support personal and professional development; her clients build clarity, confidence, and take bold action in a fulfilling direction.
Michelle offers individual counseling, coaching or a blend of both. Additionally, Michelle holds group sessions, as she believes the interplay between and among group participants can create exponential possibilities for growth and positive change.
Michelle was born and raised in Venezuela, in a biracial family and immigrated to the United States as a teen. Spanish is her native language. She received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania with a course of study focused on Multicultural Counseling. Prior to her work in counseling, she studied Business Administration at Babson College, worked in the private sector, and spent a year researching women’s leadership in Santiago de Chile as a Fulbright Scholar.
Her sessions are remote, secure video sessions that can be in either English or Spanish.