Friday November 18, 2022

Say It Out Loud: Gratitude Banners

HOPE Series Session In this 90-minute experiential session, we’ll create a gratitude banner honoring a person, a value, or a concept that we prize in our life. Based on a module in the art and social emotional learning curriculum from Open Studio Project, an arts and social service non-profit organization, gratitude banners have been used to . . . Learn More

Saturday November 05, 2022

Beat the Odds® Online Facilitator Training

Beat the Odds® (BTO) is an evidence-based and trauma-informed program that 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—all from the comfort of home. Our online training, in which an extensive curriculum manual is also . . . Learn More

Friday October 21, 2022

Art Journaling for Joy: Finding Resilience through Creative Expression

HOPE Series Session Want to experience a new tool for creative expression that promotes emotional self-awareness? In this one-hour workshop, learn how to develop your own introspective art journaling practice for centering and resilience. Through examples of various journal exercises—involving a combination of diverse art materiales with simple color and movement practices—you’ll explore quick and . . . Learn More

Saturday October 08, 2022 - Sunday December 18, 2022

Online 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. This online certificate training is interactive and experiential, and will help prepare participants to facilitate groups in a virtual space. It features the use . . . Learn More

Sunday September 25, 2022

Dance for All Online Facilitator Training

Want to learn ways to help people of any age move, release stress, connect, and find joy? Interested in engaging and embodied tools for working with clients? Feel disconnected from your body and want to become comfortable with movement again? Learn to facilitate a dance-and-yoga-informed creative movement curriculum for social emotional learning that is easily . . . Learn More

Saturday September 24, 2022

Beat the Odds® Online Facilitator Training

Beat the Odds® (BTO) is an evidence-based and trauma-informed program that 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—all from the comfort of home. Our online training, in which an extensive curriculum manual is also . . . Learn More

Saturday September 10, 2022

Art Therapy Activities for Kids

HOPE Series Session Experience hands-on art activities to build social and emotional skills and walk away with easy-to-use art projects to support the children and teens in your life. This workshop is led by award-winning author and board-certified art therapist, Erica Curtis, and based upon her latest book, Art Therapy Activities for Kids: 75 Evidence-based . . . Learn More

Tuesday August 16, 2022

Drumming for Resilience

Research has shown that synchrony through rhythm and movement is rewarding to the brain and increases connection, compassion, and altruistic behavior toward others. In this interactive two-hour demo session, learn how rhythm and movement can be used to teach empathy, shift mood and energy, manage stress, encourage positive behavior, and support your own self-care. These activities invite . . . Learn More

Saturday August 13, 2022 - Sunday August 21, 2022

Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring Online Facilitator Training

Interested in facilitating supportive activities in art, movement, music, and writing? Learn how to work with any age group, ability, number of participants, and budget in our two-weekend online training that includes a menu of activities that can be delivered immediately and sustainably. The training includes guidelines on social emotional arts practices, such as communication techniques for . . . Learn More

Friday August 12, 2022

Reconnecting with Joy and Purpose through Intuitive Vision Boards

HOPE Series Session Revitalize your spirit and reconnect with your sense of joy and purpose through creative collaging with paper mosaics and watercolor. Vision boards are a great way to have fun with simple art supplies and set your sights on positive goals and intentions for your work and your life. Join us for this fun, . . . Learn More

Tuesday August 02, 2022

Mindful Music Making

Bring calm and focus into your daily life, classroom, and community setting in as little as five minutes with Mindful Music Making. This sound-and-movement-based process is both easy and effective for any demographic as well as your own self-care—and no musical background is required. In this inaugural online training, you will learn to use a . . . Learn More

Saturday July 16, 2022 - Sunday September 18, 2022

Online 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. This online certificate training is interactive and experiential, and will help prepare participants to facilitate groups in a virtual space. It features the use . . . Learn More

Sunday July 10, 2022

Dance for All Online Facilitator Training

Want to learn ways to help people of any age move, release stress, connect, and find joy? Interested in engaging and embodied tools for working with clients? Feel disconnected from your body and want to become comfortable with movement again? Learn to facilitate a dance-and-yoga-informed creative movement curriculum for social emotional learning that is easily . . . Learn More

Friday July 08, 2022

Connecting the Body, Mind and Heart with Creativity for Navigating Life

HOPE Series Session Engage in simple exercises of moving, drawing, and writing to heighten our awareness of the connection between mind, body, and heart. This heightened awareness can inform our everyday activities and interactions with others. It can ease communication, add clarity to decision-making, and increase personal sense of well being. All of this builds on . . . Learn More

Saturday June 25, 2022

Declaring Social Justice, Advocacy and Empowerment Through Art

The most recent racial justice movement has ignited a call for equity and diversity in all areas of our lives, including our personal lives. But where do we start? Experience the use of art for personal empowerment, to help us find our voice in advocating for those whose voices are underrepresented in our community and . . . Learn More

Saturday June 11, 2022

Beat the Odds® Online Facilitator Training

Beat the Odds® (BTO) is an evidence-based and trauma-informed program that 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—all from the comfort of home. Our online training, in which an extensive curriculum manual is also . . . Learn More

Saturday May 14, 2022

Exploring Self vs. Social Identity through Mask Making

This workshop is for those seeking personal growth and self-care or those seeking a healthy way to manage struggles with identity. After a brief ice breaker activity for group connection, we will create our own masks – one side reflecting our self-identity and the other side reflecting our social identity. We will have the opportunity . . . Learn More

Saturday April 23, 2022

Practicing Mindfulness for Well-Being in Daily Life

Learn how to respond to stress with greater presence and ease.  Discover how minor adjustments to body language and posture can positively affect thoughts and feelings. Then experience a guided meditation with cues on how to incorporate mindfulness into daily life for stress reduction and well-being. The session will end with a touch of laughter to . . . Learn More

Saturday April 02, 2022 - Sunday June 26, 2022

Online 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. This online certificate training is interactive and experiential, and will help prepare participants to facilitate groups in a virtual space. It features the use . . . Learn More

Friday March 11, 2022

Visual Journaling: Opening Doors to New Possibilities

HOPE Series Session in Collaboration with HaGomel Opening doors to new possibilities in our lives takes courage. In this workshop, we will explore these opportunities through the use of mindfulness, journaling, poetry, and imagery to create a visual journal. By utilizing this intuitive collage process—which invites discovery and animates the imagination—we will learn how to . . . Learn More

Saturday February 26, 2022

Strengthening Emotional Resilience in Children & Teens through Art

HOPE Series Session Take a deeper dive into one of the most powerful emotional resiliency-building art tools, based on parent and educator feedback: the emoji. These simple, yet profoundly impactful icons are accessible, relatable, and hold untapped power to increase tolerance of conflicting emotions, expedite problem solving, and stimulate meaningful conversation. Join us for a . . . Learn More

Sunday February 13, 2022

Awe and Gratitude for Healing, Renewal, and Social Action Online Training

Learn how awe and gratitude can be utilized to facilitate healing, renewal, and transformation toward positive personal and social action in this online, one-day program. We will examine the science behind how multifaceted layers of awe and gratitude can help make us more resilient to stress, depression, and anxiety, help us resolve conflict more positively . . . Learn More

Saturday January 29, 2022

Beat the Odds® Online Facilitator Training

Beat the Odds® (BTO) is an evidence-based and trauma-informed program that 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—all from the comfort of home. Our online training, in which an extensive curriculum manual is also . . . Learn More

Friday January 21, 2022

Exploring Identities through Art & Writing in the Open Studio Process

HOPE Series Session We all have multiple identities—from parent to educator to advocate. Some of our identities arise from roles we play in relation to others, some are inherited, and others are chosen; some may seem stable and life-long, while others we adopt for certain periods of time. In this 90-minute experiential workshop, we will . . . Learn More

Saturday January 08, 2022 - Sunday March 20, 2022

Online 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. This online certificate training is interactive and experiential, and will help prepare participants to facilitate groups in a virtual space. It features the use . . . Learn More

Friday December 03, 2021

Finding Wisdom & Resilience through Council & the Arts

HOPE Series Session The use of the arts and council—a mindfulness practice that brings participants into a circle to share and witness stories—can provide a powerful process for finding meaning and resilience in the midst of challenge and uncertainty. Through an improvisational game and attentive, non-judgmental listening, we will learn about each other’s experiences and . . . Learn More

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