Shame can be described as the lies we are told about ourselves that we internalize as true statements. These messages can result from trauma, adverse life experiences, the perils of living in the cycle of addiction, or any combination of these factors. The collective trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic and the escalation of social tensions within the U.S. and throughout the world have brought new challenges to individuals struggling with recovery and healing. Intergenerational trauma and long-standing wounds of discrimination are being revealed to people in a new and challenging way in the wake of powerful reminders. Explore how expressive therapy—an all-of-the-above approach to creative expression, designed to meet people exactly where they are—is being used on the front lines of trauma-focused, socially conscious recovery. Discover what makes expressive arts therapy uniquely suited to help people who are suffering embrace their stories and transform them into something beautiful and serving of recovery. A specific experience in theDancing Mindfulness approach to expressive arts therapy is offered as part of this presentation.
Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-500, RMT travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice and online education operations in her home base of Warren, OH. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness approach to expressive arts therapy, the co-creator of the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga, and the developer of Yoga for Clinicians. Jamie is the author of numerous books, including the popular EMDR Made Simple and EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care) written in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Dansiger. North Atlantic Books published a revised and expanded edition of Trauma and the 12 Steps in the Summer of 2020. For more information on how to connect with her work, go to: www.jamiemarich.com
Counselors, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, other Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Anyone with an interest in the subject
This course is offered at the introductory level.
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