Saturday March 03, 2018

Poetic Voices Facilitator Training

In this workshop, you will learn five unique writing techniques—known as “voices”—that inspire poetic self-expression for all ages and abilities. These five voices make it simple to learn and teach poetic rhythm, sound, simile, metaphor, personification, dialogue, imagery, and detail. Instructor Jennie Linthorst will lead you through her four-session poetry curriculum, which she teaches in . . . Learn More

Thursday March 08, 2018

The Path Not Taken

Explore your own unique story through the powerful process of guided expressive writing. Led by poetry therapy facilitator, Jennie Linthorst, each month’s session is centered around a life theme and geared towards deepening our self-understanding. Writing prompts and the reading of related poetry will inspire your own poems, prose, and/or journal writing to come forward . . . Learn More

Saturday March 10, 2018 - Saturday June 23, 2018

Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA)

The Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA) empowers educators, community arts professionals, mental health practitioners, and others interested in maximizing social-emotional benefits of arts experiences, which includes minimizing self-judgment and anxiety that can impede learning. Training is interactive and experiential. It features the use of sound, rhythm, movement, and other creative approaches in group behavior management, verbal and . . . Learn More

Thursday April 19, 2018

Live in the Layers: A Look at Aging

Explore your own unique story through the powerful process of guided expressive writing. Led by poetry therapy facilitator, Jennie Linthorst, each month’s session is centered around a life theme and geared towards deepening our self-understanding. Writing prompts and the reading of related poetry will inspire your own poems, prose, and/or journal writing to come forward . . . Learn More

Saturday April 28, 2018

World Rhythms at Our 2nd Annual Conference

Join us Saturday, April 28th, for a one-of-a-kind celebratory experience as part of our extraordinary second annual Conference on Creativity & the Arts in Healing. Immerse yourself in an embodied experience of rhythms from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, featuring an amazing lineup of drumming professionals. Each expert will offer a brief solo . . . Learn More

Saturday May 05, 2018

Beat the Odds Facilitator Training

Beat the Odds integrates the power of contemporary drum circles and group counseling to build core strengths such as focusing and listening, team building, leadership, expressing feelings, managing anger/stress, empathy, and gratitude. It is inclusive, culturally relevant, and does not bear the stigma of therapy. UCLA researchers have shown that Beat the Odds can significantly reduce a spectrum . . . Learn More

Thursday May 10, 2018

Prayers in Our Pocket

Explore your own unique story through the powerful process of guided expressive writing. Led by poetry therapy facilitator, Jennie Linthorst, each month’s session is centered around a life theme and geared towards deepening our self-understanding. Writing prompts and the reading of related poetry will inspire your own poems, prose, and/or journal writing to come forward . . . Learn More

Thursday June 07, 2018

Living With Imperfection

Explore your own unique story through the powerful process of guided expressive writing. Led by poetry therapy facilitator, Jennie Linthorst, each month’s session is centered around a life theme and geared towards deepening our self-understanding. Writing prompts and the reading of related poetry will inspire your own poems, prose, and/or journal writing to come forward . . . Learn More

Thursday July 19, 2018 - Sunday July 29, 2018

Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA)

The Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA) empowers educators, community arts professionals, mental health practitioners, and others interested in maximizing social-emotional benefits of arts experiences, which includes minimizing self-judgment and anxiety that can impede learning. Training is interactive and experiential. It features the use of sound, rhythm, movement, and other creative approaches in group behavior management, verbal and . . . Learn More

Saturday September 22, 2018 - Saturday November 10, 2018

Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA)

The Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA) empowers educators, community arts professionals, mental health practitioners, and others interested in maximizing social-emotional benefits of arts experiences, which includes minimizing self-judgment and anxiety that can impede learning. Training is interactive and experiential. It features the use of sound, rhythm, movement, and other creative approaches in group behavior management, verbal and . . . Learn More

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