CREATIVITY & THE ARTS IN HEALING

For Therapists, Educators, Arts Professionals & Others

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EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES SUMMIT HEADS WEST

ADD THE LOS ANGELES SUMMIT TO YOUR CALENDAR IN 2017 — WE HAVE!


For seven years, the Expressive Therapies Summit has brought extraordinary experiential continuing education to New York City. Featuring all the arts and play therapies in a single event, over 900 professionals, students, artists, and interested others from over a dozen countries have gathered annually for this uniquely multimodal and multidisciplinary opportunity. Now, in collaboration with UCLArts & Healing, we've added a west coast Summit to our annual calendar.

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Over 125 Faculty and Sessions

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Choose Any One or Combination of Days!

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Over 24 Continuing Education Hours Available

NBCC, APA, ASWB . . . and others

APT Credits Provided by Starbright Training Institute Co-sponsor

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2017 Inaugural Program in Los Angeles

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Plenary Presentations Include

Trends in Creativity Jan Phillips and Ruth Westreich will explore our role as cultural creators and storytellers of consequence given advances in understanding of consciousness and brain plasticity.


Liquid Flow — Led by Aleta Hayes, we'll experience the joy of fluid, juicy movement and playful dancing through a combination of improvisation, yoga, and Tai Chi.


The Science of ForgivenessFred Luskin, Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project, investigates the effectiveness of forgiveness on physical and emotional well-being.


Can Pursuit of Meaning Keep Us Healthy? Steve Cole will discuss his cutting-edge research on gene expression and the biology of positive emotions, followed by a discussion with drama therapist John Bergman.

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All the Creative Arts & Play Therapy in One Event!

Topics, Themes, Approaches


Multiculturalism • Autism & Special Needs • Phototherapy • Drum Circles • Yoga and Meditation • Eating Disorders & Body Image • Social Justice • Sand Therapy • Mindfulness • Stress & Anxiety • Ethics & Private Practice • Soul Collage • Vocal Psychotherapy • Community Arts • Doll Making • Clay Work • End of Life • Older Adults • De-Roling • Ethnodrama • Sound Healing • Children & Adolescents • Trauma-focused Treatment • Masks • Bookmaking • Neurorehabilitation • Medical Clowning • Touch Drawing • Cancer • Tape Sculpture • Digital Media • Assessment through Art • Military Populations • Authentic Movement • Mandalas • Resilience & Wellness • Sensory Challenges • Addiction • Cyberbullying • Professional Issues . . . and more!

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Evening Self-Care Sessions to Rejuvenate, Relax & Rest

Including

Yoga Nidra • Humor through Improvisation • Self-Reiki • Gong Bath • Mindful Movement • Zumba à la Dance/Movement Therapy • Mindful Meditation & Music Immersion • Stressbusting through Writing

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SATURDAY EVENING ECSTATIC DRUM CIRCLE

Celebrating the life of Remo Belli, percussion innovator and pioneer in drumming for health.

Led by drum circle facilitation pioneer, Arthur Hull and Liquid Flow master, Aleta Hayes. Live Touch Drawing by artist Deborah Koff-Chapin.

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Quotes from Summit Evaluations


"I came here wanting to learn and yearning to be inspired, and that’s exactly what I got."


"The Summit was amazing and life-changing for me.

A great balance of information and experientials."


"I feel refueled, and can't wait to apply some of the ideas that were shared.

Reminds me why I chose to be a creative arts therapist."


"As a graduate student, I could participate in workshops led by top professionals

in all of the expressive arts. I am excited and proud to be joining this field."


"The BEST (and best organized) conference I've ever been to.

Varied in its offerings and responsible with its content...it fulfilled its promises."


"So much dynamic energy and passion gathered in one place!"


"I learned valuable information that will enhance my 30 years of practice.

The afterglow remains, as I continue to feel the positive effects of being there."


"ETS is an exciting, jam-packed meet-up of our extended professional family.

I want to come back every year!"

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Never Been to the Summit?

Check Out Scenes from Our 2016 NYC Event:

2017 Expressive Therapies Summit

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EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES SUMMIT: LOS ANGELES

Thursday, March 30 - Sunday, April 2, 2017

HILTON LOS ANGELES AIRPORT

Registration Open to the Public

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