Expressive Therapies Summit: Los Angeles 2017


EVENING SELF-CARE SESSIONS

Available Free (unless otherwise noted)
to Summit Registrants

co-sponsored by

Cedars Sinai


 

THURSDAY, March 30

6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Mindful Movement
Amber Elizabeth Gray, MPH, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPCC

This 45 minute “warm-in" integrates Dance/Movement Therapy, Continuum Movement, and Mindfulness Practice. We will explore being moved by our own rhythms while moving to the slow, fluid cues of mindfulness practices. We have so many opportunities to move according to the demands of the world; in this practice, we move according to our own innate body wisdom.  ALL bodies are welcome.  No experience in dance or movement necessary.

This session not eligible for continuing education hours or credits.


6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Comic Relief
Zachary Steel

Whether you are actively participating or observing, find humor in the creative and unexpected, without even having to say a word. Play along with the expert who brings relief to those suffering from medical trauma. Laughter is the best medicine.

This session not eligible for continuing education hours or credits.


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stressbusting: Writing through Troubled Times
Kathleen (Kay) Adams, LPC

Have any sort of modern life anxieties? Let's take a pause, take a breath, and bust some stress! In this 90-minute workshop, you'll be given a template for a one-hour journal group on stressbusting through writing. You will be expertly guided through the experience of creating new relationships with stress through short, structured, sequenced writes. We'll talk about ways you can use this ready-made template with clients and client groups in treatment. You'll leave the workshop with a simple yet powerful tool to share with your clients, students, or group members. And you'll have a valuable new method for your own stress busting!

Eligible for 1.5 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing
Not eligible for APT Credits

 

7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Session Full — Wait List Initiated
Gong Bath™
Richard Rudis

A Gong Bath™ is a dynamic meditative experience of carefully tuned resonances and vibrations that penetrate the body, dissolving energy blocks and bringing mental clarity, emotional calm, and somatic balance. A unique 38" Gong, toned to the natural frequency of the Earth’s rotational orbit, entrains the brain into Alpha/Theta/Delta wave-scapes to facilitate creativity and relaxation. This experience is designed to soothe, inspire, heal and awaken spirit.

This session not eligible for continuing education hours or credits.

 

FRIDAY, March 31

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Lessons from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
A Film by Judith A. Rubin
Judith A. Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC
Jodi Smith, LCSW, RPT-S, CAAPT, Discussant
Immediate Past President, California Association for Play Therapy

A new film directed by art therapy pioneer Judy Rubin — the Art Lady during the early Neighborhood years — in collaboration with the Fred Rogers Company, brings Fred McFeely Rogers (1928-2003) and his work alive for us once again. Fred Rogers, American cultural icon, was a composer, author, puppeteer, ordained minister, and student of child development. He created the scripts and music for every episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," which ran for decades on public television. His "lessons" were timeless teachings developed through his study and consultation with mental health experts. Fred's talents and authentic personality enabled him to convey psychological concepts in ways that were both appealing and accessible to people of all ages and experiences. His creative approach to communicating with children in particular remains relevant to counselors, play therapists, and healing professionals in every discipline 50 years since the Neighborhood's modest beginnings in Pittsburgh, PA. 
 
Dialogue following the screening will explore and expand on the parallels between the Neighborhood "land of make believe” and the play, art, and treatment rooms, and how the lessons Rogers taught continues to inform our thinking and approaches in the fields of creative arts, play therapy, and child psychotherapy.

Eligible for 1.5 Credit/Clock Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; APT**
**APT CE only available to mental health practitioners


6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Zumba á la Dance/Movement Therapy
Lora Wilson Mau, MA, BC-DMT

Experience the popular Zumba Fitness® – dance/movement therapy-style.  Dance to rhythms from around the world within a group structure that encourages self-expression and is attuned to your needs. Take charge of your own Zumba experience!

This session not eligible for continuing education hours or credits.

6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Wing It! Joy in Spontaneous Creativity
Gary Raucher, MA, RDT/BCT, LMFT
Denise Boston, BFA, MA, PhD
F. Antonio Ramirez Hernandez, PsyD

“Improvisation is ongoing creative problem solving where one stays in the present moment to shape the next,” according to Dr. Sherry Goodill.  Learn to trust the generativity of your impulse-life through interactive games that liberate the joy of your innate creativity.  Surprise yourself! There’s more to you than you can pre-plan. Experience the freedom and fun of winging it with the "un-guidance" of this dynamic trio.

This session not eligible for continuing education hours or credits.

 


7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Yoga Nidra
Hanna Chusid, EdD, LCSW

Yoga Nidra is most accurately translated from Sanskrit as Mystic Sleep or Divine Sleep. This guided form or meditation is considered more accessible than 'traditional' meditation and can provide more immediate relaxation. Yoga tradition teaches that an hour of Yoga Nidra is equal to 4 hours of sleep.  In recent years, this ancient practice has been widely researched and is being used to treat PTSD in VA hospitals, as well as cancer, MS, and chronic pain.  Come learn this beneficial practice that you can teach clients and others, since it can even be done while sitting or walking around. You need not have anxiety or sleep deprivation to enjoy and benefit from this delicious form of lucid dreaming.

Bring:  yoga mat or large towel on which to lie down (option to sit in chair), yoga blanket or other cozy blanket for warmth, sweater, socks or any other warm layers, eye pillow or other cloth for eye covering.

Eligible for 1.5 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing
Not eligible for APT Credits


7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Brain Cleanse Massage
Marci Javril, BCTMB, CST, CMT

Experience the Melting Touch Method© of gentle, repetitive massage to “wash” the brain of toxic debris and excess proteins.  We will work in pairs on the head only, no oil needed.  Be ready for a fun experience, let your hair down, relax your mind, learn how to ease congestion in the sinuses, ears, and head, and fortify your immune system.  In 2015, the Journal of Experimental Medicine published the discovery of lymphatic vessels in the meningeal linings of the brain that link directly to the bodily lymphatic system, drain fluid, and flush out waste from the brain.

This session not eligible for continuing education hours or credits.


7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Session Full — Wait List Initiated
Mindful Tones: A Meditation and Music Immersion Experience
Jahna Perricone, CMF
Michael Perricone, CAS

Mindful Tones is an immersive experiential journey of guided mindful meditation, vocal toning, ancient Himalayan singing bowls, musical accompaniment, and original song, woven into a seamless fabric that carries the participant from a calm seated meditation through music and internal toning returning to the centering sound of Himalayan singing bowls that are 200-500 years old. Settle in, relax, and let go of your stress as you engage in mindful listening. No prior music or vocal experience required — just bring your beginner's mind!

This session not eligible for continuing education hours or credits.

 

SATURDAY, April 1

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ecstatic Drum Circle
Arthur Hull
Aleta Hayes, MFA
Deborah Koff-Chapin

Celebrating the life of Remo Belli, percussion innovator and pioneer in drumming for health. Led by the father of drum circle facilitation, Arthur Hull and Liquid Flow master, Aleta Hayes. Simultaneous live Touch Drawing by artist, Deborah Koff-Chapin.

This session not eligible for continuing education hours or credits.

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