Creativity & the Arts in Healing

Our inaugural experiential training conference will feature over 100 half-day workshops and day-long master classes demonstrating the use of art, dance, drama, drumming, music, writing, digital media, and play techniques. Taught by distinguished invited faculty from across the country, the program—which can be attended for any one or combination of days—will highlight varied arts-based psychotherapy . . . Learn More

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013: Drum Circle

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013: Drum Circle Drum Circle and Ecstatic Dancing, a video by Bradford Bancroft, MFT, RDT, captures the drum circle, led by Summer Mencher, MT-BC and Laura Wilson Mau, MA, MC-DMT, during the Dance/Movement and Music Therapy Experiential workshop at the first annual On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow . . . Learn More

Beat the Odds: Classroom Experience Testimonial

Beat the Odds: Classroom Experience Testimonial 6th Grade teacher Mr. Soqui of the Newhall School District in Santa Clarita Valley, CA, gives an impromptu testimonial regarding his class’s experience and outcomes with the program, Beat the Odds: Social and Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming. Beat the Odds Teacher Trainings are offered . . . Learn More

Beat the Odds: 4/3/11 Facilitator Training

Beat the Odds: 4/3/11 Facilitator Training At our April 3, 2011 training, we managed to capture footage of three trainees with entirely different facilitation styles. This footage shows the infinite possibilities for nonverbal communication, self expression, and individual creativity in the process of drum circle facilitation. None of these individuals had ever previously facilitated a . . . Learn More

Beat the Odds: Facilitator Training

Beat the Odds: Facilitator Training This edited clip shows a wide variety of participants at a training for Beat the Odds: Social Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming, as they share their reasons for being there and demonstrate how they learn to facilitate some rhythmic activities. BEAT THE ODDS Beat the Odds . . . Learn More

American Rhythms: Beating the Odds Documentary Film Trailer

American Rhythms: Beating the Odds Documentary Film Trailer American Rhythms: Beating the Odds is a film about a group of students at an inner-city elementary school who experience drumming as a life-transforming tool. A community struggles to assimilate with the “American way” while holding fast to their cultural heritage enduring gang violence, poverty, and a . . . Learn More

  Rhythm for Relaxation and Renewal by Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC We are incubated in rhythm. Our mother’s heartbeat is the soundtrack of our first concert in the womb. Rhythm is everyone’s homeland. Perhaps these inner rhythms are why we can be driven by rhythm in two primary directions: to energize and revitalize or to center . . . Learn More

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View Creativity Conference Videos from Spring 2013

Click on the link below to view footage in 18 labeled segments from our April 7, 2013 conference entitled, “On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow and Resilience through Creativity & the Arts”. On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow and Resilience through Creativity and the Arts

Free Audio Archive for Creative Arts Therapies

The audio archive for creative arts therapies, sponsored by the Expressive Therapies Summit & Expressive Media’s Institute of the Arts in Healing, gives voice to creative arts therapists and inspiration to students and consumers. Creative arts therapists may upload up to 2-minutes and 30 seconds of an inspiring story about what they do. Students and . . . Learn More

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