Saturday November 04, 2017 - Sunday November 05, 2017

Medical Social Emotional Arts (MedSEA) Training Program

Our trauma informed Medical Social Emotional Arts (MedSEA) training program offers activities that integrate mental health practices with the innate social emotional benefits of art, movement, music, and writing. The activities are designed for all ages and populations, with dual benefits for facilitators.  MedSEA is intended to help: Create rapport and connection Evoke positive emotions . . . Learn More

Thursday November 09, 2017

Sacred Sadness

Experience the powerful process of guided expressive writing in our monthly workshop led by masterful poetry therapy facilitator, Jennie Linthorst. Through the use of writing prompts, you will create poems, prose, and/or journal writing unique to your own story, while discovering your voice using techniques from poetry therapy and Jennie’s unique toolbox. Created to inspire . . . Learn More

Thursday December 14, 2017

Words as Self-Portrait

Experience the powerful process of guided expressive writing in our monthly workshop led by masterful poetry therapy facilitator, Jennie Linthorst. Through the use of writing prompts, you will create poems, prose, and/or journal writing unique to your own story, while discovering your voice using techniques from poetry therapy and Jennie’s unique toolbox. Created to inspire . . . Learn More

Saturday January 06, 2018

Launching Your Career In Social Emotional Arts

Looking to make a career transition or transformation in arts and healing? Learn how to articulate and effectively market yourself OR your program to build a successful business in this emerging profession. This one-day, experiential program will provide you with the tools you need, while empowering you—in mind and body—to move your social emotional arts career forward. As a post-workshop bonus, you . . . Learn More

Saturday February 10, 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

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

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

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 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

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