Embodied Explorations of Breath, Sound, Rhythm and Movement
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL.
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A very special training workshop
with Mitchell Kossak, PhD, LMHC, REAT
Monday January 19 9 am – 5 pm
In this workshop we will explore the use of meditative breath & sound, drumming, visual imagery and simple movement exercises to explore how rhythm can help to bring about inner balance, a sense of aliveness, and restore a sense of calm, alignment, health and well-being.
*Rhythm is present in brain waves, circadian rhythms, breathing, circulation, and in the various pulses of the central nervous system.
*Rhythm is present in music, in the body as pulse/chi, in all of the arts and in the universe.
*As many indigenous cultures acknowledge, rhythm is the heartbeat of life, promoting individual and planetary resonance and restoring harmony and balance.
*Rhythm and pulsation are constant in our lives and health is when the mind and body are in rhythm together.
*Expressive arts practice is also based on rhythmic flow, attunement and resonance found through focused creative activity.
*In this workshop we will look at the ways Expressive Arts help to restore health and well-being through creative exploration, and attunement to self-other- and community.
Maximum 10 participants. CEU’S for LMHC, LMFT, LCSW
Mitchell Kossak Ph.D., LMHC, REAT is an associate professor in the Expressive Therapies program at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has worked as an expressive arts therapist since 1983 and has been a licensed clinical counselor, since 1994. He is the President/Executive Co-Chair for the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and the Associate Editor of The Journal of Applied Arts and Health. His clinical work combines expressive arts therapies with body-centered approaches with a variety of populations addressing issues such as chronic pain, recovery from trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationships. Dr. Kossak has trained in a variety of mind body modalities including Polarity Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage and Bioenergetics. He studied Sound Healing with pioneers in the field of sacred sound and transformation of consciousness. In addition he has studied and practiced energy based healing forms such as Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Vispassana meditation, and Iyengar yoga for over 30 years. Dr. Kossak is also a professional musician performing for over 30 years in the Boston area.
Who will benefit?
*expressive arts practitioners *mental health therapists *expressive arts therapists *musicians *expressive artists *massage therapists and bodywork professionals *teachers *counselors *healthcare professionals
Registration is now open! Register online here or send your check to Expressive Arts Florida Institute, 200 S. Washington Blvd. Suite 1, Sarasota, FL, 34236. Registration deadline: January 12