CREATEFEST IS A 2 DAY CELEBRATION!

Each day we have 6 fun and inspiring interviews for your to watch PLUS 6 live time experiential activities for you to participate in designed to help you integrate your learning.  

OFFICIAL PROGRAM

2017 Online Creativity Festival for Mental Health Professionals

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Fri May

19

Rick Hanson

8:00 AM - PST

11:00 AM - EST

H.E.A.L. Your Creativity and Grow Your Resources

OBJECTIVE: In this session, Rick discusses the 4 necessary resources for creativity and shows you how to grow your resources for creativity and healing using a 4 step process that exemplifies the necessary and sufficient conditions for change. He will guide you through a poignant activity designed to help you and your clients build resources.

BIO: Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, and trainer. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, and Just One Thing. He’s the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. For more information:  www.rickhanson.net.

Fri May

19

Peter Korn

9:30 AM - PST

12:30 - EST

Craft as a Process of Self-Transformation

OBJECTIVE: In this session, Peter will tell you exactly why you can’t bullshit a chisel and why this is so important to human fulfillment. He will explain the evolution of craft as it relates to fulfillment and invite you to dialogue further about ways to “think ideas into being” through craft.

BIO: Peter Korn is a writer, a furniture maker and the Executive Director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, a non-profit woodworking and design school in Rockport, Maine. He is the author of Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman, which won the 2014 Maine Literary Award. More information can be found at www.woodschool.org.

Fri May

19

Laury Rappaport

10:30 AM - PST

1:30 PM - EST

Accessing the Body's Wisdom and Creative Expression with Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts

OBJECTIVE: There is knowing inside the body that is a powerful resource for therapists and clients alike. In this session, Laury will show you how to access your body’s wisdom through relaxation and dialogue. She will guide you to create art from this felt sense space of knowing.

BIO: Laury Rappaport, Ph.D, MFT, ATR-BC, REAT is the author of Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body’s Wisdom and Creative Intelligence which describes an effective mind-body therapeutic method for reducing stress as well as cultivating self-compassion, self-care, inner trust, and authenticity. She offers trainings in FOAT at www.focusingarts.com.

Fri May

19

Eric Maisel

12:30 PM - PST

3:30 PM - EST

Mastering Creative Anxiety for Artists and Therapists

OBJECTIVE: In this session, Eric will describe the 5 different kinds of creative anxiety that we encounter in the creative process. He will describe many key traits we, as therapists, must master in our creative approach and will suggest simple ways to manage the anxiety we encounter.

BIO: Eric Maisel, Ph.D. is a retired family therapist, an active coach and mental health advocate. He is the author of Mastering Creative Anxiety and Fearless Creating. He lectures and facilitates writing workshops all over the world. More information about his retreats and creativity coaching can be found at www.ericmaisel.com.

Fri May

19

Kay Adams

1:30 PM - PST

4:30 PM - EST

The Way of the Journal

OBJECTIVE: In this session, Kay explains the difference between journal therapy and journal writing and discusses the elements necessary for using journal writing with clients. She shares numerous creative writing techniques to be used in session for healing and resource building.

BIO: Kay Adams is an author, speaker, and psychotherapist. Her first book, Journal to the Self, is a classic that has helped define the field of journal therapy. She’s written many other books including Your Brain on Ink which teaches how to use writing as a healing technique.  She heads up the Therapeutic Writing Institute www.twinstitute.net and The Center for Journal Therapy www.journaltherapy.com.

Fri May

19

Courtney Armstrong

2:30 PM - PST

5:30 PM - EST

Crafting Music Playlists that Grow Inner Resources

OBJECTIVE: In this session, Courtney shares the art of creating therapeutic music playlists.  She will teach you the trauma treatment underpinnings of a therapeutic playlist and guide you through the process of creating your own.

BIO: Courtney Armstrong, LPC is the author of The Therapeutic “Aha!”: 10 Strategies for Getting Your Clients Unstuck and Transforming Traumatic Grief. She is the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy where she teaches her Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy (TM) approach. She provides online and in-person workshops and free resources at www.courtneyarmstrong.net.

Sat May

20

Natalie Goldberg

8:00 AM - PST

11:00 AM - EST

Writing a Poem Without Words: The Painting/Writing Relationship

OBJECTIVE: In this session, Natalie describes the role of the “ordinary mind” in painting and writing.  She shares her experience of painting abstractions from her writer’s perspective and suggests two painting activities that marry writing with painting.

BIO: Natalie Goldberg is the author of Writing Down The Bones: Freeing The Writer Within which broke open the world of creativity and started a revolution in the way we practice writing in this country. She is also a prolific painter. Her book Living Color: Painting, Writing and the Bones of Seeing, describes painting as her second art form. More information about Natalie’s work can be found at: www.nataliegoldberg.com

Sat May

20

Jennie Linthorst

9:30 AM - PST

12:30 PM - EST

It All Starts With a Poem…

OBJECTIVE: In this session, Jennie will teach you how to use poems to inspire expressive writing with your clients, deepening your dialogue and therapeutic process.  Jennie will guide you through your own expressive writing experience in response to two poems.

BIO: Jennie Linthorst, MA, CAPF, facilitates private and group poetry therapy workshops exploring clients’ personal histories through reading and writing poetry. Jennie teaches poetry in the schools, and is on the faculty of UCLA Arts & Healing. She is the author of two books of poetry. More information can be found on her website, www.Lifespeakspoetrytherapy.com.

Sat May

20

Mary Knysh

10:30 AM - PST

1:30 PM - EST

Accessing Healing Through Rhythm and Sound

OBJECTIVE: In this session, Mary will teach you about the power (along with the brain research) of rhythmic connection. She will guide you through numerous activities, using your body as an instrument, for regulation, transformation, and entrainment.

BIO: Mary E. Knysh is the founder of Rhythmic Connections, an innovative company advancing education, health, and creative development through drum circles and music improvisation. Mary is a workshop facilitator, trainer and consultant who emphasizes creativity, leadership and non‐verbal communications. She is a professional musician and author of the group facilitation guide book “Boom Do Pa”. For more information: www.rhythmicconnections.com

Sat May

20

Laura Davis

12:30 PM - PST

3:30 PM - EST

Writing to Heal

OBJECTIVE: In this session, Laura discusses guidelines to help facilitators keep writing safe and she reveals what it takes to be a powerful group facilitator.  She provides inspiring descriptions of how writing is healing and models her method by inviting you to respond to a poem and prompt.

BIO: Laura Davis is the author of seven non-fiction books, including The Courage to Heal and The Courage to Heal Workbook. She facilitates writing retreats and travel adventures that offer participants a pathway through grief, loss, uncertainty and transition.  More information about her latest trips and retreats can be found at www.lauradavis.net.

Sat May

20

Terry Marks-Tarlow

1:30 PM - PST

4:30 PM - EST

Clinical Intuition and Creativity

OBJECTIVE: In this session, Terry talks about the art of finding the central metaphor for each client in therapy and how you can use your intuition as a guide.  She describes the relationship between clinical intuition and interpersonal neurobiology. Through a guided imagery experience, she will invite you to see and understand your intuition in a deeper way.

BIO: Terry Marks-Tarlow, Ph.D. teaches developmental neurobiology and gives clinical workshops on creativity and mindfulness.  She has authored several books including Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy which examines the importance of imagination, creativity, and play in effective psychotherapy.  More about Terry can be accessed at www.markstarlow.com.

Sat May

20

Gretchen Miller

2:30 PM - PST

5:30 PM - EST

The Role of Social Media in Creativity and Connection

OBJECTIVE: In this session, Gretchen will talk about how social media can inspire you and your creativity.  She will share examples of art’s ability to bridge the gap between digital connection and physical connection and invite you to participate in a fun art exchange with all of the conference attendees.

BIO: Gretchen Miller MA, ATR-BC, ACTP is the author of forthcoming book, The Art Therapist’s Guide to Social Media: Connection, Community, and Creativity (Routledge).  She is an Art Therapist and an Adjunct Professor at Ursuline College’s Counseling and Art Therapy Program. Her online art making community unites concepts of social networking, connecting, collaboration, and creativity into a global community of artists. Learn more about Gretchen: www.gretchen-miller.com.

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