Join Us For Our 10th Annual Expressive Arts Retreat!
We are thrilled to be back in our retreat home at Villa Maria Education & Spirituality Retreat Center in Western Pennsylvania for the Dancing Mindfulness Facilitators and Friends Annual Retreat.
This year, we will once again offer a HYBRID retreat, with an option to attend in-person under COVID-19 protocols established by the state of Pennsylvania. An ONLINE option is also available just as we offered last year. Join us for this retreat, which also counts as Expressive Arts Module D, for our Certificate of Expressive Arts program.
We are happy to be joining up virtually with Irene Rodriguez and our Dancing Mindfulness community friends in Puerto Rico who will be holding their retreat activities near San Juan. Scheduled Special Guests include Spiral Rhythms Ensemble, Dr. Orixa Bowers, Erica Hornthal, Dr. Kellie Kirksey, John Michael Thornton, Garrett La Valley and Julianne Roshan Dow.
About the Certificate of Expressive Arts:
The Certificate of Expressive Arts Therapy Program requires that participants meet 75 hours of educational requirements and 25 hours of supervision requirements. Read more about supervision requirements and learn about our REAT supervisors on the Supervision in Expressive Arts page. This program is ideally suited for students also wanting to pursue EMDR Therapy Training with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness.
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness offers many online and in-person courses that meet the 75-hour supplementary educational requirement in Expressive Arts Therapy set by the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). Successful completion of your 75 hours covers the competency areas of group expressive arts therapy process, individual expressive arts therapy process, and approaches to, or styles of, Expressive Arts Therapy in practice and study, i.e., various approaches used by the applicant in integrating multi-arts in therapy.
ICM requires that the 75-hour supplementary educational requirement includes participation in at least one Intensive Training Program and the distance-based Process Not Perfection Book Course. ICM must disclose that the certificate program as a whole is not being offered for NBCC credit, only the qualifying CE program components that are specifically advertised for NBCC credit.
Dr. Jamie Marich (she/they) describes herself as a facilitator of transformative experiences. A clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short filmmaker, Reiki master, TEDx speaker, and recovery advocate, she unites all of these elements in her mission to inspire healing in others. She began her career as a humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Hercegovina from 2000-2003, primarily teaching English and music while freelancing with other projects.
Jamie travels internationally teaching on topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga, while maintaining a private practice and online education operations in her home base of Northeast Ohio. Jamie is the author of numerous books on trauma recovery and healing, with many more projects in the works. Marich is the founder of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness.