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CREATIVITY & THE ARTS IN HEALING


Hosted by: UCLArts & Healing Conference in partnership with the Expressive Therapies Summit

Learn arts-based tools for facilitating communication, building connection, promoting positive emotions, fostering engagement, reducing stress, and managing the impact of trauma in our inaugural experiential training conference. expressivetherapiessummit.la

Choose from 125+ workshops delivered by leading national experts in art, dance, drama, drumming, music, and writing integrated with mental health practices.  Scroll down for selected workshop titles.

Specialty Tracks:
  Mindfulness & WellbeingChildren & AdolescentsCommunity Building & Social JusticeExpressive Writing & JournalingPlay TherapySpecial Populations, and Evening Self-Care.  A convenient selection for Educators & Arts Professionals features sessions of particular interest to those in non-clinical settings.

What is the Value of the Arts Integrated with Mental Health Practices?  Creative expression invites self-reflection and dialogue that can lead to meaningful self-discovery, connection with others, and personal empowerment.  Studies have shown that the arts—particularly when integrated with mental health practices—can yield social, emotional, physical and cognitive benefits.  The universality and nonverbal essence of the arts transcends traditional barriers of culture and ability.  Shared creative experiences build empathy and community, which expand possibilities for action and transformation.

For Whom:  Professionals in arts, education, mental health, social services and healthcare, as well as anyone interested in creativity and healing.

Continuing Education:  Over 30 credits available.

When:  Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Select any one or combination of days.

Where:  Hilton Los Angeles Airport.

How to Register:  Early-bird discounts available through February 17.  expressivetherapiessummit.la