Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Arts workshop will introduce participants to the experience of trauma and how to address it as an expressive arts therapist.
This workshop will also introduce the traditional definition and theory of trauma, brain research in relationship to trauma, the stages of trauma and indigenous healing practices that address trauma, i.e. expressive arts therapy .In addition, you will explore the Jungian understanding of trauma and how it interlaces with expressive. The workshop will include an intuitive and didactic understanding of these aspects through readings, arts and written assignments and multi-arts processes.
Drama therapy uses acting improvisation and psychodrama as therapeutic tools. It is playful yet insightful and promotes spontaneity, creativity and expressiveness. Principles of Drama Therapy workshop 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, sociodrama, Developmental Transformation (DvT), Playback Theatre and creative ritual.
Principles of Drama Therapy fulfill the requirement for The North American Association for the Drama Therapy Alternate Training Program. This course fulfills the Principles of Drama Therapy requirement for those interested in becoming a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT).
Indigenous ways of Knowing through the Arts workshop offer participants exposure to a local Indigenous world view through Indigenous art and personal art-making. Explore methodologies, concepts, cultural perspectives, ceremony and art forms of Indigenous people of Manitoba.
In addition, explore how art can assist in the reconciliation process as a tool for healing, self-understanding and dialogue.
This workshop is approved by the Manitoba College of Social Workers.
Expressive Arts Therapy and it's relation to Psychology and Psychopathology course introduces participants to the archetypal and developmental approaches to character/personality development using mythological themes that underline human development and the complexes that create the psychopathology framework. The hope is to enliven this exploration by utilizing an innovative Jungian expressive arts framework to explore the traditional framework.
Participants will also be introduced to art as healing from an indigenous perspective including discussion of traditional symbolic cross-cultural healing practices and concepts of healing and wellness; the origins of the arts as a diagnostic tool from traditional perspectives, complexes as a healing function and the use of multi-arts processes to address the healing of developmental, traumatic and cultural wounding’
Focussed Centred Art Therapy course introduces the process of Focusing as used in Art Therapy. Participants willl practice and explore how to use Focused Centred Art Therapy with different populations and groups and guide them into body awareness using facilitative and invitational language. Focusing is a way of listening to the wisdom of the body, working with the felt sense, and increasing presence. Art Therapy facilitates the ability to be in the creative realm and access healing imagery and wisdom. Combining these two therapies allows to befriend the inner experience, express it and move forward into change.
Accepting Registrations for Fall 2019
Poetry is a vibrant and powerful expressive language, practiced in cultures around the globe from ancient times to the present. Poetry draws on multiple levels of experience, desire and inspiration, and engages us on many levels at once, from the sensory and the emotional to the visionary. In this three-day workshop, we will explore formal and expressive elements of poetic creation inspired by witty, stylish examples of the contemporary long poem as it is practiced in Canada at present. Our name for this unique genre is the "multi-genre, multimedia disjunctive poetic narrative dream text." The form typically employs short fragments of lyric, data and word play, interspersed with visual images, gathered together to make a longer sequence.
Throughout history and the world, there has always been a close connection between clowns and healers. Although this connection has existed in such diverse environments as Ancient Greece, First Nations cultures of North America, and courts of Medieval Europe; therapeutic clowning as a specific profession did not originate until 1986 when two separate programs began in Winnipeg and New York City. This course introduces the student to the art of clown in general and to therapeutic clowning specifically. The course will be primarily in workshop format; supplemented with some lecture, reading and video media. Students will engage in basic “clown play”, and begin to explore the relationship between clown, the pleasure of play, and sharing this pleasure with one's audience. Videos will be used to introduce students a variety clown styles and approaches.
Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy will provide students with an introductory sampling of theory and movement applications, stemming from Western and Eastern influences, intended for personal practice, and workplace. Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy will introduce students to Yoga, Contemplative Movement, Contemporary Dance Improvisation, Trance Dance, Butoh, and 5 Rhythms. Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy will provide students with challenging, restorative, and creative movement experiences. This is a studio class; mostly lessons will be physical explored.
10 Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm
January 19, 2019
May 25 - 26 (full weekend for student performances)
The course focuses on the art of clown and the formation of clown persona. It will be in workshop form with some video. This workshop format will comprise of clown training exercises, games and play scenarios to facilitate the student’s exploration of an emerging clown character. Videos will be used to introduce students to a variety clown styles and clown artists. Students will engage in “clown play”, and explore the relationship between clown, the pleasure of play, and sharing this pleasure with an audience.
Open to adults with an interest in artistic clown; theatre experience/training not a requirement.
Individual registration is open for the weekend workshops that make up the Expressive Arts Therapy Personal & Professional Practice course. More information can be found on the Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate web page HERE
The 5 weekends:
December 15-16, 2018
January 5-6, 2019
February 2-3, 2019
March 2-3, 2019
April 13-14, 2019