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Agenda & Workshop Descriptions

 

8:30am-9:00am: Registration

 

9:00am- 10:30am:

Session AMending Beautifully: Repairing in Visible Ways to Add Depth and Honor to Your Story Facilitated by Elizabeth Walker, LCPC-C

Session BFollowing the Path of the Heart: Planting and Nurturing the Seeds of Self-Love 

Facilitated by Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR

10:30am- 10:45am: Break

 

10:45am- 12:15pm:

Session A (cont): Mending Beautifully: Repairing in Visible Ways to Add Depth and Honor to Your Story  Facilitated by Elizabeth Walker, LCPC-C

 

Session C :  Transforming Our Self-Narrative: Creating an “Altered Book” to Reframe and Empower our Inner Voice

Facilitated by Stephanie Cimmet, LCPC, ATR-BC

Session D: All You Need is (Self) Love!  

Facilitated by Rachel Wells, LCPC-C, MT-BC

 

12:15pm- 1:30pm: Lunch

 

1:30pm- 3:00pm:

 

Session E: Nurturing Ourselves from Within 

Facilitated by Michelle Joubert, LCPC, LMHC, BC-DMT

Session F: Creating Spirit Dolls  

Facilitated by Melissa Kelly, LCPC, ATR Lisa Cohn, LPC-C, MA Art Therapy

 

Session GMindful Self-Compassion  

Facilitated by Jennifer Greiner LCPC, ATR

 

3:00pm-3:15pm: Break

 

3:15pm- 4:45pm:

Session E -  Nurturing Ourselves from Within (cont)

Facilitated by Michelle Joubert, LCPC, LMHC, BC-DMT

 

Session F Creating Spirit Dolls (cont) 

Facilitated by Melissa Kelly, LCPC, ATR Lisa Cohn, LPC-C, MA Art Therapy

Session H: Sound-Scaping: Creating Sacred Space with Music

Facilitated by Melissa Violette, MT-BC

 

4:45pm-5:15pm:

 

Closing Reception

Workshop Descriptions

 

Nurturing Ourselves from Within

Facilitated by Michelle Joubert, LCPC, LMHC, BC-DMT

 

We often put other’s needs first and ignore our own needs. By practicing self-compassion, we can learn to embrace our wholeness. Each of our bodies holds the wisdom to bring our unmet needs to our attention. By bringing awareness to our needs we can begin exploring and healing through our own self-love. This workshop will focus on creating a safe, nurturing space to learn how to tune in to the wisdom of our bodies. Using the practice of Authentic Movement, we will learn the basic skills needed to hear our underlying physical and emotional needs in order to begin our healing process. We will focus on our needs that arise in the moment and learn to listen and respond to our needs with love and care for our whole selves. There will be time for both self-reflection of our experience and sharing with others. This workshop will be gently structured for movers of all levels and capabilities. This workshop is facilitated by a Board-Certified Dance and Movement Therapist.

 

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn the basic skills associated with the practice of Authentic Movement

  2. Participants will learn through experience how to tune in to your body and listen to your needs in the moment

  3. Participants will learn through experience and discussion how to facilitate this healing process with others in clinical practice

 

All You Need is (Self) Love!

Facilitated by Rachel Wells, LCPC-C, MT-BC

We often dislike things about ourselves and try to push ourselves to be better by sending negative messages to ourselves about how we are “not good enough”.  We can easily get stuck in this spiral. A moment of self-compassion can change our entire day. Learn how to shift out of a negative thought process, uplift your mood, boost your confidence, and remember your inner greatness with the use of music. In this workshop we will create an album we can later turn into a playlist on our favorite online streaming app. We will be guided as we create our own self-compassion playlist.  This workshop is facilitated by a Board Certified Music Therapist.

 

*(Participants are encouraged to bring a device to search for songs for their playlists)

 

Objectives:

1. Participants will gain an understanding of how music affects the brain

2. Participants will gain an understanding of how music can be used to increase happiness

3. Participants will learn by personal experience and discussion how to facilitate this      process with their clients

 

Mindful Self-Compassion

Facilitated by Jennifer Greiner LCPC, ATR

 

The thoughts that pass through our minds are responsible for everything that happens in our lives. Our thoughts influence our behavior and attitudes and have an impact on our actions and reactions. We are often judging and criticizing ourselves with our minds. Self-compassion means that we are kind and understanding to ourselves. To learn how to feel self-compassion it is necessary for us to become aware of our thoughts. Through creative expression we are able to shift our perceptions. In this workshop, we will explore our thoughts and feelings through creative expression and mindfulness techniques. Together we will explore underlying ideas and beliefs about ourselves, and learn how our brain works within this process. This workshop is facilitated by a Registered Art Therapist.

 

Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the benefits of creative expression and increasing self-compassion through experience

  2. Participants will learn how the brain connects to our thoughts and emotions

  3. Participants will gain a basic understanding of essential oils, how they work in the brain and body, and how to use in mindfulness practices

  4. Participants will learn from one's own experiences and discussion of how this process could be integrated into clinical practice

 

 

Creating Spirit Dolls

Facilitated by Melissa Kelly, LCPC, ATR Lisa Cohn, LPC-C, MA Art Therapy

 

What is it you need today: Self-love and compassion? Healing? Abundance? To deepen your intuition? To open your heart? In this workshop we will create a spirit doll to honor your hopes, needs, and desires, as well as to encourage personal growth. Your doll might honor an ancestor or an Archetype like the Wise old Crone, the Wild Woman, or a Goddess. Or you can create freely and intuitively with no preconceived idea, letting the doll reveal its deeper meaning or intention over time. This doll will represent the energy of your intentions and emotions. Beginning with a bundle of sticks you will create a doll that holds special meaning and will remind and encourage you to embody the energy you need. This workshop is facilitated by a Registered Art Therapist and a trained Master's level Art Therapist.

 

Objectives:

  1. Participants will experience the use of an art therapy directive to encourage self-reflection and personal growth

  2. Participants will explore the benefits of using representational objects (Spirit Dolls) to hold meaning for their makers

  3. Participants will reflect on the experiential process of making your own Spirit Doll within a supportive group setting  

 

Transforming Our Self-Narrative:

Creating an “Altered Book” to Reframe and Empower our Inner Voice

Facilitated by Stephanie Cimmet, LCPC, ATR-BC

 

The artistry of altered book making is compelling, diverse and innovative. Even a single word found within the text of a book can be the inspiration for a personally revealing piece of art. Using an old, discarded book (the content can be about anything!) as the foundation, we will “alter” the pages with a variety of materials and techniques. This workshop will focus on the duality of our inner voice, which can be both encouraging/deflating, soothing/enraging, accepting/judging. All books and materials will be provided. This workshop is facilitated by a Board-Certified, Registered Art Therapist.

 

Objectives

  1. Participants will explore words and imagery through altering, transforming, and reclaiming pages of text from an old book 

  2. Participants will create artwork in their books to express their self-messaging

  3. Participants will have an opportunity to share their artwork and witness the work of others

  4. Participants will learn through their own experience and through discussion how to facilitate this process with clients

 

Following the Path of the Heart: Planting and Nurturing the Seeds of Self-Love

Facilitated by Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR

When we gently bring every split off, lost, and unloved piece of ourselves back into the home of our accepting heart, our strength and vitality returns, and we experience genuine inner peace. When we are willing to own our stories, we can create a brave new ending that follows the path of our hearts. Moving forward using self-compassion, we can use everything that happens in our lives as information to help us grow. In this workshop we will learn how to use the creative process to become inwardly still, to a place where we are free of our stories about what we perceive is "good" and "bad" about ourselves and our world. In our stillness, we "know" that we are worthy of love just as we are; we are able to hear to the whispers of our own hearts. Participants will be guided through a gentle painting process to help them learn how to let go of the thoughts and beliefs that they hold and learn how to create their lives consciously from a place of self-love moving forward. This workshop is facilitated by a Registered Art Therapist.

 

Objectives

  1. Participants will learn how to connect with the wisdom of their own hearts through a gentle painting process

  2. Participants will explore the benefits of creative expression as a tool for their own healing or for use with clients

  3. Participants will learn through experience and discussion hoe to facilitate this process for themselves and/or for their clients

Mending Beautifully: Repairing in Visible Ways to Add Depth and Honor to Your Story

Facilitated by Elizabeth Walker, LCPC-C

For as long as time stretches backward and forward, humans have had a relationship with textiles and fibers; cloth for clothing, for bedding, for caring, for comforting, and for creating beauty. Using bits and scraps of materials, we will explore these rips and tears as a metaphor for our wounded or broken places – and we will find how value and honor is restored in the simple act of mending beautifully while growing our capacity for self-compassion. This workshop is facilitated by a trained Expressive Arts Therapist.

 

Objectives

  1. Participants will learn through experience how to create patches and bundles from scraps of fabric, string, beads, and lace in a process that also utilizes music, words, written and spoken, and imagery

  2. Participants will have the opportunity to share and witness the artwork of others

  3. Participants will learn through experience and discussion how to facilitate this to for increased self-compassion for themselves and for their clients

 

 

Sound-Scaping: Creating Sacred Space with Music

Facilitated by Melissa Violette, MT-BC

Healing others takes a great deal of compassion, time, and energy. We do it because it is what we love or we feel it is our calling in this life; but many of us give until we are utterly exhausted and have little or no energy left for ourselves. It is important to set ourselves up for success, take some time to prepare for the days that drain our batteries and our patience. At the end of the day, we all need a soft nest to land in; a sacred space to retreat to where we can find peace, recharge, and re-center. Music colors our environment as much as the paint on our walls. In this workshop participants will learn to listen to music mindfully and learn the neurology behind why it deeply affects our moods. Participants will learn to listen to music while assessing how it affects their body, mind, and spirit. Learn to use music to change your current environment and create a loving and sacred space to heal and recharge yourself. Sound-scaping is a tool for everyday life as well as an immense comfort we can give ourselves for future stressful life events.This workshop is facilitated by a Board Certified Neurologic Music Therapist.

*Participants are encouraged to bring a personal music device with their own music to search for music as well as headphones.

 

Objectives

  1. Participants will discuss the importance of sacred space in the lives of healers

  2. Participants will experience how music colors our environment

  3. Participants will learn the process of creating a mindful soundscape

  4. Participants will create one soundscape for sacred space for office, work or home

  5. Participants will learn through experience and discussion how to facilitate this for themselves  and their clients

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