The SoCal Chapter of the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) presents . . .

Self-Care: Reducing Stress and Developing Mindfulness through Drama and Expressive Arts Therapies

Join us for this dynamic two-part experiential workshop designed for psychotherapists, healthcare providers,  educators, students, and artists. Learn and practice experiential techniques to help both you and your clients  or students cultivate mindfulness, internal resourcing capacities, and methods for self-care.

Kathy Cass, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, C-IAYT, AHC, will facilitate techniques to help participants find their way back “home” to their balanced self. Breath-centered movement and meditation practices and seasonal specific Ayurvedic (Yoga’s sister science) lifestyle tips for self-care will be given. Ayurveda teaches how things like food, the weather, and our interactions can alter our physiology and psyche. These practices are aimed at bringing more sustained joy, peace, and cheer. No previous Yoga/Movement experience required. Please dress comfortably.

Daniel Doyle, MFT, RDT, and Jennifer Stuckert-Knapp, MFT, RDT, will provide resourcing techniques that participants can use for self-care as well as with clients or students. Participants will be led through guided visualization and strength-based drama therapy exercises to facilitate emotional regulation, relaxation, and the development of playfulness and spontaneity. Mindfulness practice and EMDR resourcing techniques will be included in the exercises.

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November 19, 2017


1:00 to 4:00 pm


General Registration Rate: $25 / Student: $20


Kathy Cass, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, C-IAYT, AHC
Daniel Doyle, MFT, RDT
Jennifer Stuckert-Knapp, MFT, RDT


A Room to Create (ARC) Pasadena
1158 East Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106

additional information:

Kathy Cass, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, C-IAYT, AHC is a Dance/Movement Therapist, Yoga Therapist, and Ayurvedic Health Counselor.  Kathy is also a founding faculty member at UCLArts and Healing, SMC, ECC and CMER.  She has been a guest lecturer at UCLA, Scripps, LMU, and CAMFT.  She is the Yoga Therapist at Reconnect Outpatient Integrative Trauma Treatment Center.  She has co-written the “Dance For All” curriculum and maintains a private Yoga Therapy /Ayurveda Wellness practice in Santa Monica.

Daniel Doyle, MFT (MFC #40024), RDT is an EMDR Therapist and Drama Therapist in private practice in South Pasadena.  He is an Officer for the SoCal Chapter of NADTA and on faculty at the SoCal Drama Therapy Center.  He has presented his work at the National Drama Therapy Conference, the Expressive Therapy Summit (in New York and Los Angeles), and the Applied Improvisation Network World Conference.

Jennifer Stuckert-Knapp, MFT (#86073), RDT is a licensed therapist and registered drama therapist in private practice in Los Feliz.  She has a certificate in sex therapy from the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program and additional training in EMDR therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.  She is the current president of the SoCal Chapter of the NADTA.

Free parking available on street or behind the facility.

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