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Saybrook University was established to challenge the idea that human beings needed to be broken down into parts and isolated from the rest of the world to be understood. Instead, our founders declared that human beings are complex, and to understand them, one must understand the interconnectivity of everything that they experience. Committed to helping students achieve their full potential, our community is deeply rooted in this humanistic tradition.

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Center for Healing Shame-logo (3).pngThe Center for Healing Shame is an international education center and CEU provider, dedicated to supporting therapists, counselors, coaches, teachers, healers, and helping professionals around the world to understand and transform client shame through workshops, training, certification and research.

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Center for Healing Shame 
Sheila Ruben: 415-820-3974 
Bret Lyon: 510-420-1441

Intermodal Creative Arts  Therapy Certification Programs
Make a difference in your life, in the lives of others, and in your community.

Certification Programs:

Concentrations in: Alternative & Holistic Healthcare  |  Eco-Health

Certificate Programs:
The Center for English Language & Creative Arts
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The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Expressive Arts Therapy Program

This new program is specifically designed to prepare the next generation of mental health professionals in the therapeutic use of expressive arts for personal, family, and community transformation. Combining expressive arts with strong counseling and trauma treatment skills can be a powerful way to help the lives of individuals, families, and communities through many regions of the world.

The program meets the educational standards for both the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) for becoming a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT), and the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professions to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).

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617-327-6777 ext. 1056 & ext. 1057

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Sofia University

The Abbey is a virtual global online community offering pilgrimages, online classes & retreats, reflections, and resources which integrate contemplative practice and creative expression with monastic spirituality. Click/Tap here to learn more

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  • Join us on a spiritual journey to Ireland, Germany, or Austria to nourish your inner pilgrim!
  • Join us for live programs, spiritual retreats, and trainings offered in the US and Europe!
  • Sign up for one of our fifteen self-study contemplative retreats–start any time and journey at your own pace!
  • 2018 – 2019 Calendar of online retreats

June 10-14, 2019:
Poetry and the Sacred Garden of the World: A Veriditas Retreat in Chartres, France – More details and registration information here
Christine and John Valters Paintner
Transformative Living through
Contemplative & Expressive Arts

El Colectivo Macondo Expressive Arts Therapy Institute will be in residence in Oaxaca, Mexico. Come join us and study with our teachers who are traditional Zapotec artists who specialize in treadle weaving and fiber dying, ceramics, mask making, sculpture, and ceremonial dance.

The practices you learn can be integrated into your multimodal work with clients and communities. Tell us when you will arrive and we will plan a course of study for you!

We offer:

  • Two certificates including a Certificate in Theories of Multimodal Expressive Arts, completely online
  • REAT supervision via video conferencing in English and in Spanish
El Colectivo Macondo  
Wendy Phillips:

Expressive Arts Institute Florida

Tamalpa’s Movement-based Expressive Arts Trainings are ranked among the best in the world. Founded in 1978 by dance pioneers Anna Halprin and Daria Halprin, the Tamalpa Institute is an internationally recognized nonprofit that offers a comprehensive professional training program for individuals who wish to incorporate the principles and tools of embodied creativity for healing, education, and social transformation. The Tamalpa Life/Art Process® is an integrated approach that explores the wisdom of the body as expressed through movement, dance, and imagination. The Level 1 Weekend Program is a year-long weekend training begins in the Spring of each year, meeting monthly for 3-day weekends (Fri-Sun) and for 4-day intensives (Thurs- Sun).

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Complete Workshops Calendar   |   Tamalpa Institute

Awakening the Artist’s Soul in You

Imagine yourself immersed in Source Painting®, movement, & vocalization. Enchantment is available for everyone.

Workshops are for anyone who wants to awaken their artist’s soul. The workshop rekindles your sense of freedom and will have beneficial effects on other areas of your life. Many who have experienced the workshop have found this painting process to be genuinely transformative. For a tiny taste of the vast soul feast available in Aviva’s workshops and book, visit the website and sign up for our newsletter. You will receive a hands-on sampler to try at home.

Workshops 2018 – 2019:

  • Dec 14-16: Weekend Retreat
  • Jan 4-5, 2019: Weekend Retreat
  • Aug 19-26, 2019: International Painting From The Source Teacher Training in Iceland
  • Sept 16-21, 2019: Switzerland Workshop
  • Complete Offerings Calendar
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Contact Aviva: 520-447-7570 | Email Aviva

Holding space for healing and transformation  —  in creative, connected community

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Nurturing tender hearts

Open House!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

11AM to 2PM

Light Refreshments Served,
Brief Conversation about History of Expressive Arts Therapies &
Opportunity to Express Yourself Creatively in Community!

Expressive Arts & Inner Play — Therapy Certificate/Diploma Program 2018-2019

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The MindGarden
Deborah Armstrong, PhD, LMFT-S, RPT-S, REAT, REACE
3 Wonderwood Drive, Greenville, SC 29615 | 864-593-2752