Friday, March 25, 2022

9:00am-5:00pm ET



ABOUT THE ONLINE RETREAT



In this new program, author Dr. Jamie Marich explores the questions she is most often asked by her readers who also have desires to write in the form of a day-long retreat. Many people experience a strong prompting to write—whether it be a book in their professional field, a blog, a creative work, an academic paper—yet feel a variety of blocks around where and how to start. Although this retreat is primarily designed for people who want to write non-fiction, regardless of the form, we welcome anyone who is feeling a desire to write and might be feeling stuck. 

Dr. Jamie, an author of more than 10 non-fiction books and educational manuals in the fields of trauma therapy and expressive arts therapy, will speak and lead guided exercises on the following topics:


  • Setting an intention for writing 
  • Finding the appropriate forms to share my ideas (i.e., article/blog, book, or all of the above)
  • Self-Publishing vs. Finding a publisher or a media outlet 
  • Crafting a pitch and a proposal
  • Strategies for addressing “writer’s block”
  • Finding your flow as a writer

 

You will have an opportunity to share some of your ideas and work with peers in small groups if you wish. All of the ideas shared are directed by Dr. Jamie’s nearly fifteen years of experience as a professional writer in her field and beyond. The workshop will conclude by having you develop a plan for your life as a writer in the days, weeks, and months following the workshop.

 

This course is not available for CE credit hours of any kind. A one-hour lunch break will take place from 12:30-1:30pm ET and there will be a small break in the morning and the afternoon.


Sliding Scale Pricing: We are offering tiered pricing for this program, and you are asked to register at the level that most applies to how you describe yourself or your business at this time:

-Individual in need of a price break due to circumstances beyond their control: $80.00

-Individual who currently describes themselves as thriving in their professional pursuits: $125.00

-Organizational representative primarily attending for their organization in need of a price break: $100.00

-Organizational representative primarily attending for their thriving organization: $175.00

 If for some reason these costs are still a barrier, you are invited to fill out our Diversity and Social Justice Scholarship Application Form. If you qualify and you would like to fill it out to support your attendance in this program, you are welcome to submit an application. 

 

*The informational and guided exercise portions of this day retreat will be recorded and made available for purchase later. If taking the program this way, you will not have full access to the interactive experiences. We are planning to schedule this program in real-time once again in the late summer or autumn of 2022, and Dr. Jamie is also planning an extended weekend writer’s retreat later in 2022.

By Registering for this Retreat, You Acknowledge and Agree to the Following:

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. Additionally, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness may send out emails from support@instituteforcreativemindfulness.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. 

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 or unprofessional 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.


Refund/Cancellation Policy: You have read and agree to ICM's Organizational Policies, which stipulate the terms for refunds, cancellations, and resolving grievances and disputes.


Cost: We are offering tiered pricing for this program, and you are asked to register at the level that most applies to how you describe yourself or your business at this time:

-Individual in need of a price break due to circumstances beyond their control: $80.00

-Individual who currently describes themselves as thriving in their professional pursuits: $125.00

-Organizational representative primarily attending for their organization in need of a price break: $100.00

-Organizational representative primarily attending for their thriving organization: $175.00

 If for some reason these costs are still a barrier, you are invited to fill out our Diversity and Social Justice Scholarship Application Form. If you qualify and you would like to fill it out to support your attendance in this program, you are welcome to submit an application.

After completing this initial registration, you will receive an email from Thinkific to finalize your registration and be given access to preliminary course materials in your personalized dashboard.



Instructor

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