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This summer explore the three stages of Mindful Art practice. A regular meditation practice or contemplative art practice is the basis for MBAT. We will focus on cultivating positive social and emotional health, self-management skills, gratitude and compassion. More than learning to focus attention and simply be, we look at the transformative power of contemplative art and awakened heart. MBAT Level 1 explores the three stages of Mindfulness-based-art through the senses and embodied presence by connecting to Mindfulness of Body and Mindfulness of Life. Through practices of calligraphic brush work, gentle inquiry, mindful drawing, collage, and painting we explore issues such as conflicted emotions, pain management, addiction recovery, anxiety, stress and work place issues. Practices of personal presence in the counselling, coaching, or teaching dynamics will be offered.
Pre-requisites: Mindfulness practice + professional certification in your field as an ArtTherapist, Counsellor, Educator or related field. Register: MBAT Level 1: June 24 and 25, 2016 $445 For additional information or any questions: please contact
Carmen Richardson is the Founder and Director of Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy (PIEAT).
She is an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner and Certified Agency Trainer with the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and brings over 28 years of clinical expertise to her private practice.
Overview: This three day training will provide participants with a comprehensive framework for treating traumatized children & teens. This four-phase, resource-oriented model is grounded in attachment theory, the psychophysiology of trauma, CBT, and expressive arts therapy. It is based on Carmen’s recently published book, “Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Four-Phase Model”.
Training Objectives: To provide a practical, structured framework that guides assessment & treatment processes. To learn structured, arts-based, sensory interventions to effectively treat key trauma reactions and promote self-regulation. To increase clinical skills such as working with a resource-oriented lens, tracking client sensory processes, & working with the body, art & relationship.
When: July 8 - 10, 2016, Friday - Sunday, 10:00 - 5:00
Where: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place, Calgary, AB
Cost: $525 before May 1 & $575 after
Option to purchase book with registration - please add $55
Payment Methods: e-transfer or cheques
To register: contact Carmen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Should Attend:
Carmen Richardson is the Founder and Director of the Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy (PIEAT) in Calgary.
• She is internationally sought to train, consult and supervise in the areas of Art/Expressive Arts Therapy and Trauma.
• Carmen is an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner and Certified Agency Trainer with the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and brings over 25 years of clinical expertise to her private practice.
12 CEU credits provided through the CCPA