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STEVEN HOSKING

Artist/Educator/Therapeutic Guide

Steven Hosking MA, LPC, earned his Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy & Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University; a Bachelors in Drama & Musical Theater from Syracuse University; and has continued post-graduate studies in drama therapy (Developmental Transformations Institute of New York City) and music therapy (Music For People). He is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Connecticut.

A Bit About Me

"Hi! I'm Steven (he/him/they) and I love exploring and collaborating in any expressive medium (visual art, movement, music, theater, writing, culinary, nature, etc)! I have a playful inner-child, am an earthy explorer, and live for designing, organizing, and curating beautiful spaces. I grew up with different perspectives both as a "queer ethnic kid"and as a brother to my gracious, intelligent, and differently-abled fraternal twin, Christopher.

 

My father is a painter and my mother is an elementary school librarian. These influences guided me to appreciate the worlds of creativity and K-12 education - both fields that I truly enjoy working in! My family's ancestry hails from Cuba, England, and Spain and I continue explore and honor the complexities of my identity as I learn more about my history. I was raised and currently live among the lush green forests and native lands of the Quinnipiac and Hammonasset Tribes of South-central Connecticut. I am grateful to these lands and owe a lot of my awe, inspiration, and spiritual connection to Nature because of it. 

Nature, spirituality, playfulness, and impromptu dance/art parties take on an important part of my self-care and are pathways I love sharing with my friends, family, and the people I work with!"

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Work Experience

May 2022 - Present

April 2022 - Present

March 2021 - January 2022

April 2018 - March 2021

August 2015 - March 2018

Social Emotional Learning Coach & Consultant
Robin – New York, NY

  • Facilitates creative SEL coaching sessions to students and staff at K-12 schools both virtually and in-person.

  • Assists in SEL curriculum development and creates arts-based online content for the Robin Online Program.

Expressive Arts & Dance/Movement Visiting Faculty
The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Stockbridge, MA

  • Facilitates group workshops and classes to Kripalu guests and staff.

  • Creates classes and diverse content exploring: relational expressive arts, embodied mindfulness techniques, playful movement and connection, share circles, dance/movement as healing and intuitive experiences, self-compassion, kindness, and harnessing our holistic creative processes.

Arts-Based Field Therapist
Pacific Quest – Hilo, HI

  • Designed and conducted psycho-educational group therapies and individual sessions.

  • Utilized verbal, expressive arts-based, social emotional learning, experiential and horticultural therapeutic methods consistent with program milestones and treatment goals.

  • Works with primary therapists, supervisors, and guides to execute treatment objectives.

SPED Assistant Educator in Developmental Learning Program
Regional District #17 – Higganum/Killingworth, CT

  • Provided 1:1 academic and behavioral (ABA/DTI) instruction to K-3 students within SPED program.

  • Devised therapeutic interventions to meet the students academically/developmentally/social-emotionally.

  • Led/designed a weekly Creative Movement & Yoga group for K-3 students within SPED program.

Expressive Arts Therapist & Educator
The Grove School - Madison, CT

  • Engaged clients (ages 12-19) in weekly individual, group, and family sessions utilizing traditional psychotherapy and Expressive Arts Therapy skills, assessments, and interventions.

  • Co-facilitated weekly visual art therapy groups as well as after-school programs in Drama and community-based art making.

  • Taught academic classes within the Arts and Physical Education departments from a therapeutic/social-emotional lens including: Painting & Drawing, Ceramics, Expressive Arts Studio, Yoga & Mindfulness, Creative Dance/Movement, and Drama/Performing Arts.

Let's Get
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