Distance Learning - When Words Fail: Expressive Arts Therapy Approaches to Loss and Grief with Cher Curshen
When Words Fail: Expressive Arts Therapy Approaches to Loss and Grief
Featuring Guest Speaker: Cher Curshen
This one day workshop will provide participants with expressive arts interventions for therapeutic work with children, adults and families, as well as an understanding of these interventions.
When words fail us, expressive arts therapy cultivates curiosity and openness and the possibility to discover something new and unexpected, making visible what is often invisible and beyond words. Carl Jung stated that, “Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain” (Jung, 1989). It points to the use of expressive arts therapy and creative outlets to shift the focus from problem to the realm of imagery, narrative, sound and movement where our creativity and hands may help us to find a way forward towards healing.
In this workshop, you’ll experience a highly interactive content including demonstration and practical application of expressive art interventions known to activate healing from grief, anticipatory grief and loss.
After participation in this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Augment their therapeutic tool kit within a research based expressive arts practice.
- Identify at lease four expressive arts interventions
- Articulate the basic premise behind the healing power of expressive arts therapy
*Please note that online registrations include an additional fee to cover associated fees for using these products. You can make an transfer through online banking at no extra cost.