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Sunday, November 8 • 9:30am - 5:00pm
Meditation, Mindfulness & More: Regulating Affect, Cultivating Compassion

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Starr Foundation Hall - Room UL102

Artmaking as Meditation for Self-compassion and Neural Healing
Judi Tota, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT

This 3-hour workshop will provide an overview of the important roles that mindfulness and self-compassion play in the process of healing. It will include a discussion of the benefits of artmaking to healing neural networks in the brain, and how artmaking can enhance the learning and integration of mindfulness and self-compassion skills. Participants will examine three components to self-compassionate healing, and will be taught how to apply these concepts in client care. The experiential portion of this workshop will focus on learning mindfulness and self-compassion through the various practices of artmaking.

Meditation & Experiential Therapy: Cultivating Mindfulness with Active Insight
Adrienne Glasser, LCSW, RDMT

This 3-hour workshop will examine ways to help the creative arts therapist maintain a healthy balance of self-care, and better manage transference and countertransference in their therapeutic practice. Through meditation, drama games, and dance/movement activities, participants will discover ways to practice self-compassion and mindfulness while working through these subtle yet difficult issues. An overview of the Multiple Self-Aspects Framework, and how it relates to the Buddhist concept of “non-self,” will be provided. Participants will also be introduced to Active Insight, a method that combines concepts from Internal Family Systems, meditation techniques, and the creative arts, to deepen insights about clinician-client dynamics, and to help clinicians with affect regulation—which, in turn, can help clients cultivate healthy regulation themselves. Through this workshop, participants will learn to identify three barriers to maintaining proper balance with clients, and learn three ways to transcend these roadblocks to maintain balance both professionally and personally.

Eligible for 6.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing


Judi Tota, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT

Judi Tota, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, has worked in the field of mental health and addictions since 1988. She also maintains a private psychotherapy practice. Judi has studied meditation since 1999, and is a graduate of The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. She has trained in mindful... Read More →

Adrienne Glasser, LCSW, RDMT

Adrienne Glasser, LCSW, RDMT, specializes in eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and relational trauma. She has a private practice in Manhattan and is also the director of services at her group practice. Adrienne facilitates weekly groups, workshops, and intensive weekends... Read More →

Sunday November 8, 2015 9:30am - 5:00pm PST
Hirshon Suite - The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)