Creativity Day

CREATIVITY DAY WORKSHOPS

CREATIVITY DAY WORKSHOPS • 9:30 AM – NOON, 1-4 PM
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101 The Therapist’s Journey

Erving Polster & Caroline Paltin • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: HAMPTON ROOM

Erving PolsterCaroline PaltinGiven the professional isolation in which we often practice, a common paradox of the therapist’s life is yearning for the very quality of personal connection we try to offer our clients. Life Focus Groups enable participants to explore their lives,
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102 The Joy of Singing

Ysaye Barnwell • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: CONGRESSIONAL ROOM

Ysaye BarnwellMost of us have few opportunities to experience the sheer joy, power, and inspiration that come from singing and hearing our voice blend with those around us. This workshop is a chance for your heart, mind, and body to fully come alive.
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103 From Good to Great

Hedy Schleifer • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: Blue Terrace TENT

Hedy SchleiferChange and growth don’t come overnight. But we can use the science of expertise to move to a new level of clinical proficiency. In this workshop, we’ll use role playing and discussion to learn how to go from good to great. Continue reading

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104 The Art of Performance

Richard Gonzalez • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: REGENCY BALLROOM

Richard GonzalezDoes the thought of giving a toast, making a presentation, or performing music for a group—however small—fill you with dread? Fear no more! Come be creative and spend this day engaging in interactive movement and communication exercises. Continue reading

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105 Brainspotting for Creativity

David Grand • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM PATIO TENT

David GrandImagine being able to attain a sense of safety, balance, and joy that allows you to experience maximum creative expression in every facet of life. Discover how to use Brainspotting’s eye-focus-based technique to maximize your creative self-expression Continue reading

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106 The Wholeness Process

Connirae Andreas • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: Blue room

Connirae AndreasIf you’ve explored Eastern spirituality, you’ve probably heard phrases like “The small self is an illusion: realize that you are a vast Self” and “Enlightenment comes through loss of the ego.” Continue reading

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107 Re-enchantment of Life

Rubin Naiman • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 200E

Rubin NaimanWhile we tend to think of night dreaming and daytime waking states as mutually exclusive, both are expressions of the same consciousness. In fact, dreaming doesn’t just happen during nightly REM periods—it takes place throughout the day.
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108 Walking the Writer’s Path

David Seaburn • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: FORUM ROOM

David SeaburnThink you can write? In this workshop, taught by a therapist who’s also a published novelist, you’ll explore how to draw upon your experience, aptitude, and insight as a clinician to become a better and more imaginative writer. Continue reading

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109 Eating and Awareness

Jean Kristeller • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: EMBASSY ROOM

Jean KristellerWe all eat mindlessly at times, but bringing a state of mindful awareness to the sensations of hunger, taste, and satisfaction—as well as to the thoughts and feelings associated with eating—can transform our relationship to food and to ourselves. Continue reading

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110 Paint Your Vision

David Daniels • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: GOVERNOR’S BOARDROOM

David DanielsLearn to express your vision in watercolors. This hands-on workshop will introduce basic watercolor techniques to help you tap into your creative energies. This daylong experience will give you the know-how to continue painting for a lifetime.
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111 Improv for Life

Joshua Townshend-Zellner • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 225E

Joshua Townshend-ZellnerLife is all about working with what’s handed to us, especially in times of rapid and sudden change. Good therapy, like good improv, requires the ability to act and react in the moment, accept the givens of a situation, and always be willing to adapt. Continue reading

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112 A Day of Qigong

Patrick Dougherty • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: DIPLOMAT ROOM

Patrick DoughertyQigong, an ancient Chinese mindfulness practice derived from Taoist traditions, is a simple but powerful way of balancing one’s energy to reduce stress, promote good health, slow the aging process, and enhance emotional well-being.
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113 A Day of Meditation and Inquiry

JonathAn Foust • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: CAPITOL ROOM

Jonathon FoustWhile we may intellectually understand that our beliefs shape our reality, inquiry meditation can move our clients and us beyond the world of concepts to a more embodied, awakened presence. Continue reading

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114 The Five Stages of Creativity

Lisa Mitchell • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: CALVERT ROOM

Lisa MitchellSpend the day getting lost in the flow of art and the art of therapy. This hands-on workshop will immerse you in easily accessible experiences—including drawing, collage, and mixed media—that emphasize the parallels between therapy and art. Continue reading

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