Adopted people often have complex feelings, identities and family relationships that are difficult to navigate. Grief, gratitude, anger, abandonment, forgiveness, confusion, acceptance--------there are few places where the diversity of adoption experiences can be witnessed and held.
Join us for 12 weeks of exploration and healing with prominent drama therapy and expressive arts facilitators. We will uncover and transform our personal stories about adoption into life affirming narratives through drama therapy, voice work, Playback Theatre, and performance.
A 12-week journey of self-discovery with a culminating performance at
Stage Werx in San Francisco for an invited audience of your choosing,
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Theatre of Dreams A Weekend Workshop Exploring Dreams Through Drama Therapy & Embodied Imagination Friday February 3, 2017: 6 pm - 9 pm Saturday February 4, 2017: 10 am - 5 pm Fee: $150 Facilitated by: Maude Davis, Diploma Candidate, C.G. Jung Institute Zurich Andriette Pieron, MA Candidate Drama Therapy, CIIS, San Francisco Location Living Arts Counseling Center 1265 65th Street Emeryville, CA “Dreams show us how to find meaning in our lives, how to fulfill our own destiny, how…Find out more »
For Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Interns, Trainees, Coaches, Peacebuilders, Social Entrepreneurs and Activists.
13 Tuesdays + One-Day Saturday Intensive + Online Learning Environment
From Feb. 7, 2017 to May 2 & Sat., April 29, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Core Program: Tuesdays, 6:30 pm to 9:30pm: interactive and experiential learning.
One-Day Saturday Intensive: One-Day Workshop Collaborating as a Team in a Conflict Transformation Process with a group or groups in conflict
Online Learning Platform: Relevant reading and video materials will be shared with the training participants in an online platform. We will review materials and hold weekly online discussions to enhance our learning.
Theatre of Dreams 10 week series Exploring Dreams Through Embodied Imagination & Drama Therapy Facilitated by Maude Davis, Diploma Candidate, C.G. Jung Institute Zurich Andriette Pieron, MA Candidate Drama Therapy, CIIS, San Francisco Location Living Arts Counseling Center 1265 65th Street, Emeryville, CA Dates and Time Wednesdays February 22 - April 26, 2017 @ 7:00pm - 9:30 p.m. Fee $510 Total for 10 session series ( pay in full or three payments of $170) Must commit to whole series “Dreams…Find out more »
Action Methods in Transforming Generational, Ancestral and Historical Trauma Image by © Jenny Badger Sultan A Three-Day Training and Personal Growth Intensive A Collaboration with Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT and Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP When: Friday-Sunday March 3, 4, 5, 2017 9.30 AM-5.30 PM Where: The Living Arts Counseling Center 1265 65th Street Emeryville, California Cost: $600 Please join us for an exciting opportunity to both learn and grow with people in a like-minded community. Workshop Description: This workshop is…Find out more »
Armand Volkas is co-facilitating a workshop with Jennifer Stuckert Knapp at the Expressive Therapies Summit in Los Angeles on Friday, March 31st, 10 am to 5:15 pm Performance as a Therapeutic Act: Transforming Self-Defeating Life Scripts through Drama Therapy Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT Jennifer Stuckert-Knapp, RDT, LMFT Autobiographical therapeutic performance is an innovative and vibrant short-term therapy approach that supports participants in identifying and transforming dysfunctional “life scripts” through drama therapy processes. Life scripts are unconscious life plans that…Find out more »
Get a taste of the healing power of film! Learn about the fundamentals of filmmaking!
Engage in a group process! Make a short film!
In the evening Anke will:
Demonstrate how she works using film with therapeutic principles
Facilitate a short process creating a short film piece
Conduct an integrative group process
LEARN, SHARE, CONNECT WITH OTHERS IN COMMUNITY!Find out more »
Altar Creation- altar a canvas in movement is a creative, sacred & inspiring process of meeting oneself developed by Mireya A. Marcet. A way of creating an intimate connection with our ancestry, roots, psyche/soul. When doing it in a group, women often gain a taste of sisterhood, community and support by being witnessed in their creations and story. Women have gathered for millennia during the transition of the seasons for healing, ceremony and community building. This evening can be a wonderful way of…Find out more »
This is an experiential journey in personal and professional growth. You will examine your life and challenges and shape your experience from, literally and metaphorically, multiple angles. You will practice designing a life story as a film, using film making principles such as: brainstorming, writing, shooting and editing a film. The journey will also include healing, therapeutic and counseling principles that guide participants to help themselves or their clients with: shaping their identity, viewing their personal narrative from multiple angles, resolving conflict, and self-expression.
Participants will learn how to integrate film methods into their work as individual or group therapists; or, integrate these transformative principles into their film, screen and media work.Find out more »
Waking Dream & Playback Theatre:
Exploring and Interweaving Personal Story &
A Collective Dream World Through Drama------Practice & Performance. Playback Theatre skills will be taught and interwoven with Waking Dream Theatre processes and techniques. The series will culminate in a performance in front of an invited audience integrating the forms that have been imparted with music, movement and creative ritual. This training is for actors, teachers, therapists or anyone interested in creating art from the specific and universal in our experience.