Living Arts is proud to offer a lineup of innovative and transformative workshops, groups & trainings. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently providing all offerings online until further notice. Register now to expand your drama therapy and expressive arts therapy skills! Continuing Education credits for health professionals are available on select offerings.

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August 2021

Exploring Expressive Arts Therapy: An Introductory Workshop

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$25

Join us for this low-cost Expressive Arts Therapy Introductory Workshop! In this 2.5 hour workshop, we will use a variety of creative art methods including visual arts, writing, movement and role playing to explore the arts as therapeutic tools. The expressive arts help us reignite our creative spirit, see our lives in new ways, and tap into powerful new resources for confronting life challenges. We invite you to join us and get a taste of the healing power of the arts.

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Integrating the Expressive Arts Into Your Practice: An Introductory Workshop for Mental Health Professionals

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$55 – $70

This online 5-hour workshop is designed specifically for mental health professionals to explore and expand their clinical toolbox. We will provide a foundational overview of the field of Expressive Arts Therapy and give you a variety of creative tools you can utilize with your clients. In this workshop, we will use a variety of expressive art methods including visual arts, writing, music, movement and role playing to explore the arts as therapeutic tools. This workshop will include both lecture and process-oriented experientials intended to provide a first-hand experience of the expressive arts. We invite you to join us and get an experience of how you can integrate the arts expressive arts into your practice!

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September 2021

Principles of Drama Therapy: Healing Through Action w/Armand Volkas – Live Online

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$995

This 42-Hour Drama Therapy training group will provide participants with an experience of being in a drama therapy group. A variety of drama therapy techniques will be utilized, including improvisation, acting techniques, psychodrama, Playback Theatre and other action methods. The experiential portion of the training will focus on the application of drama therapy as a powerful tool in working with individuals, couples and groups. The didactic portion of the training will offer a theoretical basis and rationale for the use of drama therapy in multiple clinical situations. This training fulfills the Principles of Drama Therapy requirement for The North American Drama Therapy Association Alternate Training Program.

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Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy: A 14-Week Training Group – Live Online

September 11 - December 15
$995

This experiential 45-hour training group will offer both a first-hand experience of the healing power of the arts as well as a foundational understanding of the theory and practice of expressive arts therapy.

This training group is designed for psychologists, therapists, social workers, counselors, life coaches, healers, activists, group facilitators, and other mental health professionals. You will learn new skills and tools to support in the facilitation of the creative arts with individuals, couples, families and groups!

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Healing Historical Trauma through Drama Therapy: A 14-Week Training

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$995

This 14-week training will introduce peacebuilding and conflict transformation approaches to healing generational, historical and ancestral trauma through drama therapy. The course will involve experiential learning and techniques culled from drama therapy, psychodrama, sociodrama, Playback Theatre, expressive arts therapy, autobiographical therapeutic performance and Transactional Analysis. The experiential portion of the training will focus on the application of Healing the Wounds of History as a tool in working with individuals, groups and transforming societies. The didactic portion of the training will offer readings and a theoretical basis and rationale for the use of Healing the Wounds of History approaches in working through personal and collective trauma in multiple cultural and clinical contexts.

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Theatre as a Therapeutic Act: Transform Your Life through Autobiographical Therapeutic Performance

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$900

Participants will explore formative moments in their lives and identify self-limiting beliefs transmitted by family, society and personal traumas. Group and individual therapy sessions will include an engagement with memories, images and emotions. Through the creation of your Autobiographical Therapeutic Performance (ATP) you will begin to embody new life-affirming narratives. The journey will culminate in a "rite of passage" performance presented to a group of your invited witnesses.

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