Saturday, December 11, 2021

9:00am-4:30pm EST


ABOUT THE COURSE & RETREAT


Many seekers and people who serve others (e.g., therapists, teachers, artists) ask questions of this nature. In this day retreat and continuing education program, Dr. Jamie Marich and Irene Rodriguez will help you realize that you and the people you serve have been meditating all along! They incorporate numerous teachings from their respective yoga trainings within traditions that emphasize life as the path of engagement, in addition to their experiences with building the Dancing Mindfulness approach to expressive arts therapy. This program is practical in nature and provides you with numerous ideas for making meditation a lifestyle, which will allow you to adaptably transfer these ideas to the people that you serve in the most trauma-informed manner possible. In the true spirit of expressive arts, Jamie and Irene will guide you through movement, visual arts, music, writing, and visualization practices while challenging you to consider all of the areas of your daily life where meditation naturally happens. 


Please see the course agenda for the full "menu" of the day! There are optional morning (yoga) and evening (Dancing Mindfulness) sessions that are included in the cost of the registration that are not eligible for CE. Attendance at the entire main training (9:00am-4:30pm) is required to receive CE. 


After paying for this course you will receive an email from Thinkific to complete your registration and receive access to your course dashboard.


Objectives

After this course, participants will be able to:

1) To define meditation from a variety of perspectives and traditions


2) To translate this enhanced understanding of meditation in a manner that will help you best orient your clients and students to mindfulness-informed practice


3) To apply (and appropriately modify) at least three practices covered in the workshop to one’s daily routine and in clinical work


4) To discuss the meaning of life as meditation and explain how this approach to meditation is optimal in trauma-informing care


5) To evaluate which mindfulness-informed practices may be the best fit for individual presentations


6) To examine the interplay between mindfulness-informed interventions, expressive arts therapy interventions, and other trauma-focused systems of care





Instructor(s)

ICM Founder & Director

Jamie Marich

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 Warren, OH. 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. Her bibliography currently includes: EMDR Made Simple (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps (2012), Creative Mindfulness (2013), Trauma Made Simple (2014), Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015), EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care (2018, with Dr. 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. North Atlantic Books released a revised and expanded edition of Trauma and the 12 Steps, in the Summer of 2020. Jamie’s own company, Creative Mindfulness Media, published two supplemental resources, a daily meditations and reflections reader and a trauma-responsive step workbook in the Autumn of 2020 to accompany. Her newest release with Dr. Stephen Dansiger, Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy: A Trauma-Focused Guide is coming out in the Fall of 2021 with Springer Publishing Company. 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 (EMDRIA) 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. Jamie currently sits on the Clinical Work Group Committee of EMDRIA’s prestigious Council of Scholars and on the editorial board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. Jamie also serves on the Wisdom Council of the internationally known expressive arts ministry Abbey of the Arts, and is an advisory board member of HealingTREE Non-Profit. For her full biography, please go to www.drjamiemarich.com

ICM Faculty

Irene Rodriguez

Irene M. Rodriguez, M.S., LMHC, REAT is the founder and director of Mindful Journey Center. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She is an EMDRIA approved consultant and faculty of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. She is also Certified Laughter Yoga Facilitator, Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Facilitator/Trainer and certified Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator/Trainer affiliated to The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Irene has a private office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she has been treating adults and children. She specialized in trauma-related disorders, PTSD, and addiction. She enjoys teaching clinicians how to incorporate EMDR therapy, Mindfulness, and Expressive Arts therapy in the services they provide to their clients.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Between the Holidays Retreat: Life, the Path to Meditation

    • Course Description & Objectives

    • Zoom Information

    • Code of Conduct

    • Retreat Agenda

    • Course Evaluation and CE Certificate

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by the following organizations to offer 6 continuing education (CE) credits for this course:


State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306

American Psychological Association

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

National Board of Certified Counselors

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP no. 6998. The ACEP is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC Credits.

Association of Social Worker Boards

Institute for Creative Mindfulness, #1735, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/16/2021 – 03/16/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 21 continuing education credits.