An African-Centered Perspective on Bilateral Stimulation and Healing (Webinar)
Join Dr. Kellie, Dr. Jamie, and special guest panelist, Rossina Schroeer-Santiago for this EMDRIA advanced topics course, offering participants a model for how therapists can better serve their BIPOC clients in trauma-focused care.
The four healing arts of drumming, dancing, storytelling, and silence are the foundational practices in indigenous approaches to healing. This presentation specifically explores the rich tradition of drumming and dancing, both bilateral practices, in African cultures. Content is also delivered, with an experiential component, on story telling and silence. Histor...Read moreical, anthropological, and psychological connections are explained, with numerous opportunities to connect personally with the material. Implications for EMDR therapists, specifically in our ever-evolving inquiry on mechanisms of action in EMDR therapy are discussed. Themes of empowerment for BIPOC clients are highlighted through cultural connection and attunement, specifically through the practice of self-tapping or personal drumming within EMDR therapy as options for BLS/DAS. Supporting BIPOC clients in exploring the connection to their indigenous origins, and the healing practices that accompany those origins, can be critical to the trauma recovery process.
Participants will also have a chance to discuss the content in small breakout groups that challenge them to consider the role of the EMDR therapist as an agent of change in a diverse world. This day- long course is led by the teaching wisdom of Dr. Kellie Kirksey, an African American EMDR and expressive arts therapist with extensive training and personal practice in the healing traditions of African and India. EMDR therapy author/ trainer and expressive arts therapy trainer Dr. Jamie Marich joins to offer her commentary from an EMDR therapy perspective. The co-presentation components will offer participants a model for how therapists can better serve their BIPOC clients in trauma-focused care.
This course is a live interactive webinar. This is an intermediate level course. Attendance at all sessions, and completion of course evaluation is required to receive CE Certificate. Evaluations are distributed by CE-Go via email, upon completion of which, participants are redirected to download their CE Certificate. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at [email protected] Less...
- To identify and explain the four healing practices that have been identified as common threads in indigenous practices throughout the globe: drumming, dancing, storytelling, silence
- To discuss the historical significance of drumming, dancing, storytelling and silence in African and other indigenous cultures, specifically how teaching these practices and their origins to BIPOC clients can empower through cultural connection and attunement
- To summarize the current state of the literature on mechanisms of actions within EMDR therapy and the role of BLS/DAS, evaluating how the impact of movement and tactile stimulation may be downplayed in this research
- To instruct self-tapping for BLS/DAS in a way that is more responsive to clients’ needs and honors indigenous approaches to healing; also includes introduction to the “body drumming” practice that can serve as a powerful approach in EMDR therapy Phases 2 & 7.
- To discuss barriers that EMDR therapists might have (specifically if they are white) in delivering this content and knowledge to BIPOC clients
- To explain the role that an EMDR therapist as an agent of change and social justice in modern times, and articulate 2-3 concrete steps of action that one can take in the days following the training
Friday, February 26, 2021
09:00 AM EST - 04:30 PM ESTRegister for this Webinar
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About the speakers
Kellie Kirksey, PhD
Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
Her bibliography currently includes: EMDR Made Simple (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps (2012), Creative Mindfulness (2013), and Trauma Made Simple (2014), Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015), and EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care (2018, with Dt. Stephen Dansiger), and Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery (2019). She has also written guest chapters and contributions for several other published collections.
Jamie was interviewed as a master clinician in the DVD, Trauma Treatment: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century (2012) alongside icons like Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Robert Scaer, and Belleruth Naparstek. Jamie had the privilege of offering trauma recovery retreats at the Kripalu School for Yoga & Health in the Fall of 2012, at the Esalen Institute in the Spring of 2013 and Winter of 2014. She is a regular guest faculty presenter at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, Florida. In 2015, Marich launched her own EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapy training curriculum and now enjoys training a new generation of EMDR clinicians alongside her global team of collaborative faculty members and consultants. The New York Times featured her work with Dancing Mindfulness in 2017 as part of their Meditation for Real Life series.
Jamie seeks to incorporate music and other forms of creative expression into her practice. As her career developed, Marich's love for experience-oriented methods of healing and trauma resolution intensified, prompting her to explore the conscious dance scene and various ways of applying these wonderful, "come as you are" practices into the healing process. Having completed several trainings and experiencing other conscious dance practices at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, Marich was encouraged and inspired to develop her own, unique practice, which now exists in the form of Dancing Mindfulness. To date, Jamie has taught conscious dance seminars at various conferences nationally and internationally and has trained more than 400 facilitators in the Dancing Mindfulness practice.
Jamie is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) through the International Association of Expressive Arts Therapists and offers a full certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy through her Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Jamie is a Certified Integrated Amrit Method (I AM) Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), a Certified Integrated Amrit Method (I AM) Yoga Nidra Facilitator, and has training in several other trauma-informed and recovery yoga approaches. Additionally, Jamie developed the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga with Jessica Sowers. In 2017, she earned her Women Empowered Pink Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu through Gracie University of Jiu-Jitsu.
NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies awarded Jamie with their prestigious President's Award in 2015 for LGBT advocacy in her writing and training. In 2019, the EMDR International Association granted Jamie their EMDR Advocacy Award for using her public platform in media and in the addiction field to advance the cause of EMDR therapy and to reduce the stigma around mental health and addiction.
Introductions & Statements of Intention 9:00am-9:30am
An Introduction to African Healing Practices &
The Four Healing Salves of Indigenous Healing 9:30am-10:30am
EMDR Therapy Commentary: Mechanism of Action in
EMDR Therapy and Enhancing Phases 1, 2 & 7 in a
Culturally-Responsive Manner 10:45am-12:30pm
Introduction to Cultural Humility and Why It Matters
To EMDR Therapist 1:30pm-2:00pm
Breakout and Discussion Groups/ Q & A 2:00pm-3:00pm
Teaching Healing Practices and Helping BIPOC Clients
Claim Connection 3:15pm-3:45pm
The EMDR Therapist as Agent of Change and Social Justice 3:45pm-4:30pm