Poetry is a vibrant and powerful expressive language, practiced in cultures around the globe from ancient times to the present. Poetry draws on multiple levels of experience, desire and inspiration, and engages us on many levels at once, from the sensory and the emotional to the visionary. In this three-day workshop, we will explore formal and expressive elements of poetic creation inspired by witty, stylish examples of the contemporary long poem as it is practiced in Canada at present. Our name for this unique genre is the "multi-genre, multimedia disjunctive poetic narrative dream text." The form typically employs short fragments of lyric, data and word play, interspersed with visual images, gathered together to make a longer sequence.
Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy will provide students with an introductory sampling of theory and movement applications, stemming from Western and Eastern influences, intended for personal practice, and workplace. Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy will introduce students to Yoga, Contemplative Movement, Contemporary Dance Improvisation, Trance Dance, Butoh, and 5 Rhythms. Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy will provide students with challenging, restorative, and creative movement experiences. This is a studio class; mostly lessons will be physical explored.
Being Butoh Body will provide students with a variety of experiential dynamics, intended to develop movement potential, and body-mind consciousness. Being Butoh Body will largely draw from contemporary Japanese dance techniques that utilize core-work, stamina, mindfulness, ecology, and internal imagery. Being Butoh Body will provide students with an innovative, challenging, and inspiring dance experiences. This is a studio class, and will be in a warm-up, exercise, and sweat format.
This course is designed to engage students with a process-oriented, body knowledge approach to experiential transformation. Through movement exploration, students will gain foundational tools to experience and facilitate body-mind expression. To succeed in this course, students will bravely explore, and share embodied material with rigor and curiosity, and include written articulations to foster personal growth, self-discipline and collective spirit.
April 13-14, 2019
This workshop pulls from Dohee Lee’s training and practice in Korean Shamanism and performative ritual by utilizing techniques that connect to voice, body, heartbeat and spirit. How we tune our bodies through sound, movement and rhythm, guides us to navigate and delve deeper into our individual and collective roots, cultural heritages, natural environments and social consciousness.
• Learning principle of Sound Healing
• Learning Grounding body and mind through sound/music
• Learning Tuning body
• Learning Toning - developing the muscle tone
• Developing own stories emotion into melody
• Creating song as storytelling
• Understanding function of Ritual relate to person to social consciousness
• Creating a Ritual
July 22 - 25, 2019
Throughout history and the world, there has always been a close connection between clowns and healers. Although this connection has existed in such diverse environments as Ancient Greece, First Nations cultures of North America, and courts of Medieval Europe; therapeutic clowning as a specific profession did not originate until 1986 when two separate programs began in Winnipeg and New York City. This course introduces the student to the art of clown in general and to therapeutic clowning specifically. The course will be primarily in workshop format; supplemented with some lecture, reading and video media. Students will engage in basic “clown play”, and begin to explore the relationship between clown, the pleasure of play, and sharing this pleasure with one's audience. Videos will be used to introduce students a variety clown styles and approaches.
July 29 - 31, 2019
This workshop will introduce participants to the experience of trauma and how to address it as an expressive arts therapist.
This workshop will also introduce the traditional definition and theory of trauma, brain research in relationship to trauma, the stages of trauma and indigenous healing practices that address trauma, i.e. expressive arts therapy .In addition, you will explore the Jungian understanding of trauma and how it interlaces with expressive. The workshop will include an intuitive and didactic understanding of these aspects through readings, arts and written assignments and multi-arts processes.
August 3 - 6, 2019
This course introduces participants to the archetypal and developmental approaches to character/personality development using mythological themes that underline human development and the complexes that create the psychopathology framework. The hope is to enliven this exploration by utilizing an innovative Jungian expressive arts framework to explore the traditional framework.
Participants will also be introduced to art as healing from an indigenous perspective including discussion of traditional symbolic cross-cultural healing practices and concepts of healing and wellness; the origins of the arts as a diagnostic tool from traditional perspectives, complexes as a healing function and the use of multi-arts processes to address the healing of developmental, traumatic and cultural wounding.
August 8 - 11, 2019
Indigenous ways of Knowing through the Arts workshop offer participants exposure to a local Indigenous world view through Indigenous art and personal art-making. Explore methodologies, concepts, cultural perspectives, ceremony and art
forms of Indigenous people of Manitoba.
In addition, explore how art can assist in the reconciliation process as a tool for healing, self-understanding and dialogue.
This workshop is approved by the Manitoba College of Social Workers.
August 13-15, 2019
November 8 - 11, 2019
Individual registration is open for the weekend workshops that make up the Expressive Arts Therapy Personal & Professional Practice course. More information can be found on the Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate web page HERE
The 5 weekends:
December 7-8, 2019
January 18-19, 2020
February 22-23, 2020
March 14-15, 2020
April 18-19, 2020
Drama therapy uses acting improvisation and psychodrama as therapeutic tools. It is playful yet insightful and promotes spontaneity, creativity and expressiveness. Principles of Drama Therapy workshop will provide participants with an experience of being in a drama therapy group. A variety of drama therapy techniques will be utilized, including improvisation, acting techniques, psychodrama, sociodrama, Developmental Transformation (DvT), Playback Theatre and creative ritual.
Principles of Drama Therapy fulfill the requirement for The North American Association for the Drama Therapy Alternate Training Program. This course fulfills the Principles of Drama Therapy requirement for those interested in becoming a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT).
February 14-17, 2020