COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
Workshops Scheduled by Request
“Creative Living” Circle
(Dates–Times Based on Group Preferences)
Description: This is an opportunity to develop undiscovered aspects of yourself–for instance, a talent you haven’t used in years, a project you want to launch, or a dream you want to explore. This Creative Living Circle will provide the time and support you need to nurture yourself and rekindle the passion needed to capture your dreams. You will explore your personal potential and participate in designing a Creative Living Plan for growth, change, and personal renewal.
The Alchemy Behind Compassionate Self-Care using Expressive Arts
(Dates–Times Based on Group Preferences)
Description: This experiential workshop offers expressive arts as a means to explore compassionate self-care. Mindfulness, art-making, movement, sound, and writing will be offered as a process to garner an understanding of ways to cultivate greater self-compassion. Participants will explore aspirations, emotions, and somatic awareness to develop a personal plan for healing and self-care. No artistic experience needed.
“Conscious Living” Circle
(Dates – Times Based on Group Preferences)
Description: This small group workshop, uses expressive arts to explore one’s inner journey. The process is designed to strengthen your relationship with yourself and to create a life that is more conscious, compassionate, and meaningful. The text is The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer.
(Dates-Times Based on Group Preferences)
Description: Mindfulness is offered in a coaching process for an individual or as an experiential workshop for a team. Note: The preferred model for a team is five, 2.5 hour sessions.
The mindfulness experiential process is designed to bring intention and awareness to one’s work-life by understanding the interconnectedness of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Mindfulness practices will be used to enhance mental and physical health and overall well-being. Participants will learn mindfulness techniques that enhance the well-being of individuals and teams.
Team-Building: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Description: This is an interactive workshop offered in a 4- 8 hour format. Each participant receives individual coaching feedback prior to the team workshop.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an assessment tool I use with individuals and organizations to develop understanding of one’s self, co-workers, clients, and stakeholders. When used with a group the MBTI helps a team to understand and leverage the natural work style preferences and talents of all team members. The MBTI assessment identifies 16 different temperament types, each with its own characteristics and strengths.
This assessment process can be offered on-line. Each team member receives a detailed report about their personal style and a team report can be produced that reflects the overall team style based on the contributions of each team member. The MBTI assessment process supports the development of skills in decision-making, conflict-management, planning, stress management, strengthening team interface, and understanding the interpersonal styles of oneself and others.
Exploring the Roar behind Self-Silencing with Person-Centered Expressive Arts
Co-Facilitators: Terri Goslin-Jones, Ph.D. & Janet Rasmussen, Ph.D.
This experiential workshop offers Person-Centered Expressive Arts as a means to explore the “roar and the creative potential” behind self-silencing and suppressed emotions. Meditation, movement, art-making, sound, writing, and witnessing will be offered as a process for the participants to access their own suppressed emotions and garner an understanding of their clients self-silencing. This workshop will enable participants to understand and explore suppressed emotions and in turn utilize these processes to access creative potential with clients in clinical settings.
C O U R S E S
Saybrook Graduate Courses:
This course provides an introduction to Expressive Arts approaches, paradigms, and theoretical concepts that aid in developing multi-modal fluency for the purposes of self-discovery. The expressive arts therapist, consultant, or educator combines and integrates visual arts, movement, drama, music, writing, and other creative processes to foster growth and transformation with individuals and groups. Students will interview an expressive arts therapist/consultant/educator and write a paper that discusses the research related to the practitioner’s approach. In addition, students will use an art journal and a heuristic inquiry process to create a visual and written record of expressive arts exploration. Students attend a one-day experiential workshop at the beginning of the course.
Dimensions in Creativity
The many dimensions of scientific and artistic creativity are studied, as well as the way creativity relates to social-cultural influences, gender, family background, personality factors, and cognitive styles. This course examines the creative process, the creative person, the creative product, and the creative environment. Imagery and symbolization, intra-psychic experience, and aesthetic issues are explored. Recent creativity research and theories of creative development are considered.