During tragic events experienced through weather, fires, and shootings, the use of emotional intelligence is necessary to combat isolation, despair, and hopelessness. Identifying one’s emotional state acknowledges feelings and provides an opportunity for healthy connection. Since the brain and the sympathetic nervous system cannot tolerate a flooding of negative information, expressive modalities including: Music therapy, Art Therapy, Dance Therapy, and Play therapy can contribute to the wellness of mental health in troubled times. Poetry, music, artwork, theater, and puppetry allow for the release of fear and frees participants to use their emotions to passionately create.
In this workshop, participants will define the three main tools that enable us to move up and out of trauma: emotional intelligence, self-compassion, and spirituality. Participants will learn how to incorporate an emotions wheel, poetry, or music for bottom-up healing, and breath work and movement to increase a sense of safety and reboot the positive. We will practice using Mindfulness Self-Compassion to help find one’s best self, current scripture and non-scriptural sources to empower the use of wisdom, and strategies from psychodrama and dance/movement to rid participants of negative beliefs and grief. In addition, we will explore principles of healing movements, such as Reiki, massage, and guided meditation will help participants find their own unique Superpower.
If you want to sign up for this course and missed the registration deadline, please don’t worry. You can still contact Gerri Baum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-409-7061 to inquire about joining the class. We will do our best to accommodate you. We appreciate your interest in our workshops and look forward to seeing you soon!