Sook Kyoung Kwon
Sook Kyoung Kwon is an Expressive Arts Therapist, Theatre/Performing Artist, Educator, Circle Trainer and Restorative Justice Practitioner. She specializes in utilizing creative interventions to help people overcome challenges and find healing. Her work relies heavily on Trauma-informed care, Arts-based process and Restorative practice. She is a co-founder of The Creatives PATCH: Play and Arts Tools for Change and Healing (www.thecreativespatch.com) and currently serves as a director at Elim Counseling Center for Family and Community (www.elimccfc.org). Sook Kyoung has been a trainer/facilitator for NCRC since 2018.
Sook Kyoung strongly believes in the power of play and arts to heal people, restore relationships and build and support communities. She is passionate about bringing expressive arts and training programs to diverse communities including incarcerated, immigrants, refugees, homeless, families of special needs children. Recently she developed and delivered a circle series to support members of the AAPI to unpack issues of identity and racism and build allyship. As an active theatre artist, her work incorporates the Theatre of the Oppressed and Playback Theatre to bring people together to share their stories and find healing and change.
She is proud to be a first-generation immigrant and resides with her loving husband, a daughter and a golden retriever. Sook Kyoung loves dancing, playing, laughing, eating spicy food and giving hugs!
Career & Prior Experience
- Expressive Arts Therapist
- Trauma Specialist
- Conflict Resolution Program Design and Implementation
- Circle Trainer
- Curriculum Development and Consulting
- Performing Artist
- Drama Instructor
Education & Professional Affiliations
- MA in Expressive Arts Therapy with a minor in Psychology from European Graduate School – Switzerland
- M in Christian Education with a minor in Counseling from Yonsei University – South Korea
- BA in Theology from Yonsei University – South Korea
Training Experience & Specialties
- Art of Inclusive Communication (ARTIC)
- Bias and Anti-Racism
Hobbies & Interests
Hiking, dancing, making art, traveling, and spirituality