Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator Training

(Expressive Arts Module A)

October 15-17, 2021


Join Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-500 for Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator Training delivered fully online. This training offers the standard curriculum that we deliver in a three-day in-person format, including a practicum component where you will have a chance to guide other trainees with your newly learned facilitation skills. Dr. Jamie Marich brings her nearly fifteen years of experience as an online learner, educator, and media content producer to this new format for offering the Dancing Mindfulness training. 

This training is ideal for clinicians and other qualified professionals who respond well to self-directed assignments and can adapt well in an online learning format. A strong commitment to your own self-care, both physically and emotionally, is also required to complete the training in this format. If you are feeling any trepidation about completing your training in this format, you are encouraged to wait until in-person trainings are possible or widely available again. Please feel free to direct any questions you have to support@instituteforcreativemindfulness.com before registering.


Description

Mindfulness is the simple practice of noticing without judgment and returning to the present moment. Moreover, the efficacy of mindfulness-informed clinical interventions are well-established in peer review literature, and the ways of teaching clients mindfulness skills for coping and distress tolerance are ever expanding in the clinical literature. Mindfulness, psychodrama, meditation, and yoga are modalities that can promote wellness and recovery, and the larger traditions of Gestalt psychotherapy and person-centered therapy have a rich tradition of drawing from their wisdom in clinical work. In this module of a larger expressive arts therapy training developed by Dr. Jamie Marich, using dance/movement and mindfulness, in conjunction with the other expressive arts, in a trauma-informed system of care is instructed. Dance becomes the primary avenue through which to access mindful awareness and connect to the multi-modality possibilities within the expressive arts therapies. For more information, see our website.


Objectives

After completing this workshop training, Expressive Arts Therapy Module A (which fulfills requirements for the Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator Certification), participants will be able to:

  1. Define mindfulness from several different perspectives and explain how movement practices can fit the definition of mindfulness.
  2. List the seven primary qualities of mindful living as described by Jon Kabat-Zinn and explain how these relate to human wellness.
  3. Discuss the seven elements of the Dancing Mindfulness practice as an expressive arts therapy framework (i.e., breath, sound, body, mind, spirit, story, and fusion) and how each of the elements can be used to practice the qualities of mindful living and align with other clinical applications of mindfulness
  4. Identify at least three elements of psychotherapeutic approaches that appear in Dancing Mindfulness (e.g., Gestalt, psychodrama, mindfulness, movement/dance therapy, coping skills/breath work/somatic therapy, EMDR/bilateral reprocessing).
  5. Describe the benefits of a movement-based, holistic practice for emotional healing.
  6. Define what it means to be a trauma-sensitive professional, discussing how to keep a group of people safe, either in a community or clinical setting, while doing movement work, and describing triphasic (three-stage) model of trauma treatment.
  7. Explain the rationale of accessing body-based coping as optimal for recovery and wellness.
  8. Facilitate a group of individuals in the Dancing Mindfulness practice.
  9. Describe the subtle differences between facilitating Dancing Mindfulness in community versus clinical settings and apply them accordingly.
  10. Explain how dancing and other movement-based or spiritually-based practices found in the community qualify as "coping skills" for recovery and wellness.
  11. Articulate how engaging in movement-based wellness programs like Dancing Mindfulness can promote one's own sense of self-care as a professional. 
  12. Present the benefits of a practice like Dancing Mindfulness in your community to yoga studio owners, clinical/program directors, etc. 
  13. Articulate the basic tenets of expressive arts therapy as a multi-modal approach to healing and discuss how Dancing Mindfulness fits into this paradigm; develop programs of implementation in clinical or community settings accordingly.

About the Instructor

ICM Founder & Director

Jamie Marich

Dr. Jamie Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care (with Dr. Stephen Dansiger; Springer Publishing, 2018) and five other books on trauma recovery and the expressive arts. Dr. Jamie's journey with EMDR began as a client in 2004 and she's offered EMDR as a clinician since 2006. An EMDRIA Certified Therapist, Approved Consultant, and Education Provider, Dr. Jamie was the EMDRIA Research Poster Award Winner in 2008 for her qualitative research on EMDR and addiction. Her doctoral dissertation on the use of EMDR in addiction continuing care was later published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, a major APA journal. In 2019, EMDRIA granted her the prestigious Advocacy in EMDR 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 travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR, trauma, addiction, and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. Dr. Jamie formerly volunteered for the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) as a logistics coordinator and a consultant. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice, holds the credential of Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (IEATA), and is a Reiki Master teacher. Dr. Jamie is also a Certified Integrated Amrit Method (I AM) Yoga and Yoga Nidra Teacher (RYT-200) and has training in several other trauma-informed and recovery yoga approaches. Additionally, she developed the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga with Jessica Sowers. Dr. Jamie’s writing and work on Dancing Mindfulness was featured in the New York Times in 2017. She is the winner of the 2015 President's Award from NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies for her inclusive work in trauma and addiction. She also delivered a TEDx talk on trauma in 2015, available on YouTube.

Continuing Education 

This is live interactive webinar based training. This is a beginner level course. Attendance at all live sessions, and course evaluation is required to receive CE Certificate. Course evaluations are made available after all live sessions have been completed within this course portal. Upon completing the evaluation, participants will be able to download their CE certificates. CE certificates will be downloadable for thirty days after the training.


This course is approved for 18 CE credits by the following approval agencies:

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 an 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 Work 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: 03/16/2020 – 03/16/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 18 continuing education credits.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Information and Course Materials

    • Your Online Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator Training

    • Informed Consent & Code of Conduct

    • Informed Consent for Movement Classes (Required)

    • Zoom Link & Back Up Phone Numbers

    • Presenter and Assistant Presenters

    • Course Description and Objectives

    • Training Agenda

    • Course Manual

  • 2

    Video Resources

    • Dancing Mindfulness Trailer

    • Class Intro

    • Om Shanti

    • Paint Me a Picture

    • Raag Against the Machine

    • Pink Lincoln

    • Viva La Musica

    • Butterfly Tango

    • Hinei Mah Tov

    • Journey Blind

    • I Think I'll Let You

    • Supercrush

    • Amazing Grace

    • Morning Prayer

    • St. Therese Prayer

  • 3

    Next Steps

    • Follow Up and Important Information

    • Instructions for Completing Your Course Evaluation and Receiving your CE Certificate

    • October 15-17, 2021 Course Evaluation: Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator Training

    • October 15-17, 2021 Course Evaluation: Day 1 (DM)

    • October 15-17, 2021 Course Evaluation: Day 2 (DM)

    • October 15-17, 2021 Course Evaluation: Day 3 (DM)

By Registering For This Training, You Acknowledge And Agree To The Following:

Technological Requirements: Attendance at all live sessions on the indicated dates is mandatory for completion of this course. These live lecture and practicum sessions will be hosted by the video conferencing platform Zoom. Links for joining these live sessions via zoom are included in the course portals. These links will prompt you to download the Zoom software if you have not already done so, and will then connect you to the session. Please plan on joining a few minutes early for troubleshooting if you are not already familiar with the platform. For more information on how to join a Zoom meeting, please read through the following article: https://www.howtogeek.com/662339/how-to-join-a-zoom-meeting/. You are STRONGLY encouraged to also have a wired headset with a microphone or AirPods (or a similar Bluetooth product with earbuds and a microphone). By registering for these trainings, you acknowledge that you meet the technological requirements needed to participate.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: By registering for these trainings, you acknowledge you have read and agree to ICM's Organizational Policies, which stipulate the terms for refunds, cancellations, and resolving grievances and disputes. 

Professionalism: You will show up on time and be fully present for each session, acting in a professional manner. You will reach out to your faculty member or any assistants if any unexpected problems arise. Staying present for online learning can come with its unique set of challenges, and you agree to take full responsibility for addressing your needs in the area of grounding and self-care during the training. You agree to refrain from all alcohol and illicit drug use during the training and agree to speak with your faculty member or any assistant if you anticipate that your impairment due to prescribed medications might pose a problem during the training. The faculty and staff reserve the right to remove trainees at any time if trainee creates an unsafe environment for you or for other trainees, or for any other reason, at their sole discretion.

Confidentiality: There is no client relationship or other privilege that would create a duty rising to the level of clinical confidentiality in this training setting; however, you are expected to respect the confidentiality of other trainees in the group, and your trainer will explain the importance of confidentiality. Trainees who observe a problem with another trainee are expected to bring the problem to the lead trainer or other training staff. Similarly, if a staff member observes an issue with professionalism, they reserve the right to discuss that issue with the lead trainer.

Preparedness for Doing Your Own Work: Throughout the training, you will be expected to participate in working practicum experiences in order to receive the certification. If you are currently in counseling or being treated for a mental health condition, it is recommended that you speak with your provider, alerting them that you are participating in the training. If you have received a major mental health diagnosis (past or present), you acknowledge that you are taking this training and engaging in this practicum at your own risk, and that you will alert faculty or training staff before or during the training if any complications arise. You acknowledge that everyone taking part in the practicum experiences is new to Dancing Mindfulness and agree to keep the space as safe as possible for all involved. If any problems arise, you agree to address them with faculty or staff members. You also warrant that you are in good enough of a physical condition to take this multi-day training and that if you have any concerns, you have addressed them with your treating physician. You may participate in the training in a sitting position throughout the training, and we will cover appropriate modifications that can be made to address physical concerns or limitations, however, these modifications are not a substitute for professional medical advice. 

Correspondence from Training Organization: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness regularly sends correspondence about the training, including an email confirmation at registration and several emails leading up to each training. The emails presently come from noreply@notify.thinkific.com. If you are not receiving these emails, you are required to check your Spam folder as correspondence from new organizations often ends up there. Once you receive your first correspondence, please save the email to your address book. If you have not received a confirmation email or other correspondence from the organization within seven days of the event, it is your responsibility to reach out to us by email or phone. 

Email support@instituteforcreativemindfulness.com with any questions or concerns.