Using the arts is a powerful way to facilitate self-expression, self-awareness, and healing. This highly experiential workshop is specifically designed for mental health professionals who treat individuals experiencing loss and grief. Please join us if you are interested in learning more about incorporating elements of art and music techniques into your clinical practice.
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When we are dealing with complicated grief we can lose perspective in our lives and we can feel lost in our healing process. Creating art gives voice to emotions and has measurable psychological results such as reducing stress, improving our immune system, and easing physical and emotional pain. Tapping into our creative energy can help us to feel more connected, and help us to gain inner wisdom and peace, and stay in the present moment. In this experiential workshop, we will learn how to support clients on their healing journey by developing a “witness” perspective, and explore creative ways to help our clients keep their hearts open and learn to maintain a connection with loved ones.
Music and art therapies are safe, effective and integrative treatments used to address the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional goals of clients of all ages. Learning these techniques will help caregivers and professionals learn how they can incorporate the concepts of music and art therapies into their clients’ daily lives.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maine and a Registered Art Therapist with the Art Therapy Credentialing Board. She earned her graduate degree in Clinical Art Therapy at Springfield College. She currently serves as the President of the Maine Mental Health Counselors Association. She also provide supervision for art therapists in Maine working toward their ATR certification. Read more…
Kate Beever, MA, MT-BC, originally from Gorham, Maine, studied at the USM School of Music and then worked for Frank Glazer before moving to New York City. She is now a Board Certified Music Therapist with a Master’s degree in Music Psychotherapy from New York University. While in New York, she interned at Beth Israel Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She returned to the fresh air of Maine to open Maine Music & Health. Read more…
Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch will be on your own.