Launching Your Career in Social Emotional Arts: Online Interactive Workshop

SEA-Careers_Group-Shot_2017How do I create more professional opportunities for myself? How do I get paid to do what I love doing? How do I promote my services? What do I charge?

This year, we offer an online format for addressing the business and marketing of careers in the emerging profession of social emotional arts. This two-hour experiential online program will provide you with necessary tools, while empowering you—in mind and spirit—to move your social emotional arts career forward.

“Inspiring, valuable, and helpful.”

“I got everything and more that I hoped for . . . very fulfilling on all levels.

Watch a short intro video of the workshop by instructor Christine Stevens:

you will learn:

  • How to articulate and market yourself and your program effectively

  • Tools for creating and building a successful business in this emerging profession, from leaders in the field with over 40 years combined experience

workshop also includes:

  • Audio and video recording of the workshop (for listening again and again)

  • PDF handouts (for following along on the call)

  • Free drum circle audio track (to keep you inspired!)

this workshop is perfect for:

  • Creative or expressive arts therapists

  • Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts trainees

  • Beat the Odds® facilitators

  • HealthRhythms® facilitators

  • Drum circle facilitators

  • Community arts professionals

  • Those interested in advancing their career as a social-emotional arts facilitator

As a post-workshop bonus, you will be eligible to sign up for our new teleseminar-based monthly mentoring program with presenter Christine Stevens, which offers ongoing support in navigating your business.

No prior experience necessary. All are welcome!

Can't make it on January 20th? No problem. All registrants will receive a recording of the workshop, so you can learn at your leisure!



Saturday, January 20, 2018*

* All registrants will receive a recording of the workshop, so you can learn at your leisure if can't join us live on 1/20.


11:00 am to 1:00 pm




Ping Ho, MA, MPH
Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC


This is an online through Zoom. Links and info will be provided to ensure ease with this platform. Watch a how-to Zoom tutorial here.

additional information:

“Inspiring, valuable, and helpful.”

“Well paced and fact filled! A million thanks!”

“Great selection of passionate, knowledgeable speakers! ”

“I was not expecting to leave here this inspired and ready to take the next steps on this journey. Your tools are empowering. I know now I am on the right path!” —Kristen Leahy

“This workshop was a reminder that I am a part of a larger movement and that I am not alone. ”

“I got everything and more that I hoped for out of the last program I attended. Very fulfilling on all levels.”

“I came away so motivated, inspired and empowered. ”

“Thank you so much for making such incredible, life changing
programming available.”

“There is something inspiring when people gather and there is a meeting of minds and hearts, regardless if they come from different walks of life. It allows us to experience a sense of community, connection, support and mission. This is what I felt when I attended the inaugural Launching Your Career in Social Emotional Arts workshop.” —Ginny Tal, LCSW
Ping Ho - Headshot - 2016 - Low ResPing Ho, MA, MPH is Founding Director of UCLArts and Healing, which transforms lives through creative expression for self-discovery, connection and empowerment. UCLArts and Healing is an organizational member of the UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine, of which Ping is a Steering Committee Member and was the founding administrator. She was also the founding administrator for the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), which led to the privilege of writing for Norman Cousins and co-writing the professional autobiography of George F. Solomon, M.D., founder of the field of PNI.

In addition, Ping has an extensive background as a health educator and performing artist. She has a BA in psychology with honors from Stanford University, where she was appointed to spearhead the still-thriving Health Improvement Program for faculty and staff, an MA in counseling psychology with specialization in exercise physiology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MPH in Community Health Sciences from UCLA School of Public Health. Ping serves on the Council of Advisers for the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care, a national network of educational organizations and agencies in complementary and alternative medicine, and the Leadership Council for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. She has also served on the professional learning subcommittee for CREATE CA, a California Arts Council collaborative to educate school administrators regarding the value of the arts for learning and behavior, what constitutes quality arts education, and models for successful implementation and outcomes.

Ping is a co-developer of the program, Beat the Odds: Social and Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming, which has been successfully delivered in school and community settings across the country and overseas, and was principal investigator of the study (published in a top integrative medicine journal, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine) upon which the program is based.

ChristineStevensChristine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, and music therapist. Holding masters degrees in both social work and music therapy, Christine inspires people all over the world with her message of music for holistic health, spirituality and wellness. With her broad expertise in the delivery of a variety of art forms, she has served and continues to serve as a mentor to many professionals.

Christine is the author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit, and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles book and DVD. She has recorded two play-along CDs: Reviving Rhythms, and Drumming Up Diva.

Christine is the founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, offering diversity training, teambuilding, and wellness presentations worldwide. She has trained facilitators and led workshops in more than twenty countries, including Iraq, Hong Kong, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, and Western Europe. Christine helped develop the HealthRHYTHMS training program that grew out of scientific studies, and she trains facilitators throughout the United States, England and Japan through Remo, the world's largest drum company. A leader in the music and wellness movement, Christine also serves on the editorial board of Explore: A Journal of Science and Healing.

Christine's work in Iraq was recently featured in the book and DVD Discover the Gift. Televised media credits include: PBS, NBC, KABC-Los Angeles, KTLA - Los Angeles, Tournament of Roses Parade, London Tonight, Living Better TV, Discovery Health, & Hong Kong News. As a contributing writer, Christine's has been featured inFitness Magazine, Spirituality & Health, Body & Soul, Fast Company, First for Women Magazine, The Oriental News, The Christian Science Monitor, US News & World Report, Yogi Times, and Natural Beauty and Health. Website:; Email:


  • Getting Your Foot in the Door

  • Key Ingredients for Long-Term Success

  • Developing Personal Confidence & Slaying your Dragons

  • Marketing – Understanding Needs and Benefits

  • Communication – Buzz Words for Success

  • Correct Compensation – How to Establish Prices and Get Work

  • Living your Mission Statement

You’ll be asked to practice introducing yourself during the call  You’ll have a chance to be in a small group with peers  Everyone will rate themselves at start of program and compare to the end—to see how we all grow.


Everyone will receive a handout PDF to follow during the call, and the recording of the workshop.
Please submit questions via email to or call us at (310) 452-1439.