MINDFULNESS, COMPASSION & THE ARTS

IN THERAPY

Art, Dance, Music, Photography, Drama, Poetry, Story…and Yoga

Why Mindfulness?

Improved emotional regulation, enhanced empathic attunement, and heightened compassion for self and others—all associated with mindfulness practice—offer invaluable resources for clients and therapists alike. And just as mindfulness, meditation, and yoga provide mind/body benefits, the expressive arts therapies also offer creative paths to that focused state of in-the-moment awareness that promotes embodied inner calm and clarity.

EXPRESSIVE MEDIA 2014 SPRING INSTITUTE

Friday, April 4th, 10am to Sunday, April 6th, 4:30pm

1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Arlington, VA

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Peter Grossenbacher, PhD
Director, Consciousness Laboratory
Naropa University, Boulder, CO

Laury Rappaport, PhD, REAT, ATR-BC
Editor, Mindfulness in the Arts Therapies: Theory and Practice


Stephen Nachmanovitch, PhD
Author, Free Play: Improvisation in Life & Art

Andy Karr

Co-author, The Practice of Contemplative Photography

Laura Simms
Author, Our Secret Territory: The Essence of Storytelling

SESSIONS INCLUDE

Focusing-Oriented Arts Therapy
Family Play Therapy to Promote Attachment
Neurobiologically Guided Play Therapy
Authentic Movement & Mindfulness
Aggression & Sexual Behavior Problems in Children
Compassionate Looking & Imagery
Mindfulness in Psychodrama & Group Process
Art, Self-Supervision & Compassionate Practice
Storytelling as Compassion in Action
Sandplay as Self-Care
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Compassion and the Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Affect Acceptance for Trauma Survivors
Mindfulness, Music, and Imagery
Contemplative Photography
Filial Play Therapy
Lessons from Buddhist Psychology & Neuroscience
Drumming, Movement & Art for Self-Regulation
Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness

A Message from Program Chair Michael Franklin, PhD, ATR-BC

Expressive Tx Summit

MFranklin- 2014 Institute in DC by Expressive Tx Summit

Sponsored by Expressive Media, Gil Institute, Starbright Training