EMDR Therapy, Mindfulness, and Expressive Arts: Advanced Solutions for Healing Complex Trauma (Garner, NC)
This workshop, exclusively for EMDR therapists or those with partial training in EMDR therapy, offers strategies for using both mindfulness and expressive arts therapy within the 8-Phase EMDR protocol to optimize effectiveness with complex trauma cases. Expressive arts therapy is an approach to psychotherapy with roots in indigenous cultures and a rich history of evolution within modalities such as Jungian, person-centered, and Gestalt psychotherapies. Expressive arts therapy is characterized by its emphasis on the multi-modal process of healing (exploring many combinations for creativity rath
er than relying on just one art form) and the concept of process (similar to how the adaptive information process model conceptualized trauma healing). The strategies of expressive arts therapy, especially when taught within the framework of mindfulness, can prove useful to trauma therapists practicing in a variety of modalities. For EMDR therapists, mindful application of expressive arts strategies bolsters the possibilities for how they can serve clients in Phase 2 (Preparation) and Phase 7 (Closure). Expressive arts practices can also better equip EMDR therapists for a myriad of issues that present themselves in navigating Phases 3-6 with complex trauma clients, specifically in working with dissociation and handling abreaction.
In this workshop, participants are briefly oriented to the fundamentals of expressive arts therapy approach and the definitions of mindfulness. Participants are then instructed in how to facilitate an expressive arts process to teach mindfulness strategies. Mindfulness skills not only assist in the preparation phase, they can allow the client to widen their affect window of tolerance throughout the phases of EMDR therapy. Then, several case studies are presented from clinical practice on how expressive arts practices learned in the opening segment can be used to manage dissociation and abreaction, vital skills in working with complex trauma in the EMDR therapy framework. The literature on using creative/expressive measures with children and complex trauma cases is also reviewed in this section. The course wraps up with a final discussion on using both mindfulness and the expressive arts throughout the course of EMDR therapy to assist both client and clinician. The poem of instruction, a traditional expressive arts practice, is used to conclude the workshop, with connections made to how the practice can be used in Closure and for in between session affect regulation. Less...
Thursday, March 05, 2020
69 Shipwash Dr., Garner, 27529
08:30 AM EST - 04:00 PM ESTRegister for this event
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About the speaker
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.