Medicine for the Wild Heart of Being:
Expressive Arts as Healing Modalities in Clinical Practice
Apr. 17-18, May 15-16, Jun. 12-13, 2010
San Rafael, CA
Phone: (415) 931-9507
A 30-hour EXA Introductory Certificate course for licensed clinicians and interns.
30 CEUs for MFT and LCSW license holders.
Group wll be limited to 12 participants.
Drawing on the palette of multimodal expressive arts, the "prima materia" for this expressive arts training will be our creative spirit, images, art, authentic movement, collage, poetry, active imagination, toning and creative writing, as well as the natural environment with its bounty of shapes and textures, sounds colors, and fragrances.
As participants, you will engage in your own creative experience as well as develop skills to guide your clients on their journey towards growth, transformation and healing.
No prior art experience is necessary.
About the Facilitators:
Sophia Reinders, PhD, MFT, REAT, is a body-oriented Jungian psychotherapist and Registered Expressive Arts Therapist in private practice in San Francisco and Marin. For more than 20 years she has used image based approaches to the therapeutic journey, such as sand play, dream work and creative expressive modalities with individuals and couples. Sophia is faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies, CIIS, where she teaches in the areas of Jungian Psychology, Creativity, Expressive Arts, Engaged Depth Psychology, Ecopsychology, Spirituality, and Yoga as Psychospiritual Practice. Sophia is a passionate photographer, a certified Iyengar yoga teacher, and member of the Doctoral Council of the European Graduate School, EGS, Switzerland. She serves on the Advisory Council of the Sky Mountain Institute for Expressive Arts, and is vice-president of the Board of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology.
Sophia believes that the creative journey of healing and transformation leads to a renewed sense of aliveness and harmony, to the growing ability for intimacy and joyful, creative engagement with community, world and the shared mystery of being.
Anin Utigaard, MFT, REAT, is one of the four founding co-chairs for the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). She was a faculty member with the Person-Centered Expressive Therapy Institute, PCETI for over ten years and has used the arts as a healing agent for over 20 years. She is Clinical Director for Pacific Institute, a training program that combines the humanistic-existential approach with the creative process. Anin has brought the person-centered expressive arts approach to Brazil, Canada, Japan and to multiple conferences and workshops throughout the country. She was a contributing author for a book recently published in Japan regarding the Creative Arts Therapies. A musician, singer, artist and writer, Anin believes that creative energy is a transformative power we all possess and is dedicated to facilitating others’ connection to their own creative resources, which she believes ultimately promotes community and global healing.
To find out more about her work, please visit www.personcenteredexpressivearts.com.
$975, includes art materials, reading materials and CEU certificate.
A deposit of $225 reserves your space, followed by two installments, $375 each, due January 30, 2010 and March 15, 2010.
Please make checks payable to Reinders / Utigaard, and mail to Sophia Reinders, PhD, 21 Tamal Vista Blvd., Suite 218, Corte Madera, CA 94925.
Until Feb. 1, you may receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee. Until March 15, you may receive a 50% refund. After March 15, a refund will only be granted if your place is filled
from the waiting list.
For questions and further information, please contact Sophia Reinders at (415) 931-9507 or Anin Utigaard at (415) 974-9303.