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Saturday, November 7 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Rhythmic Attunement in Working with Trauma: Treatment & Research

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ROOM 710

Rhythm is present in brain waves, sleep cycles, breathing, circulation, and in the pulses of the central nervous system. Engagement in all art forms also carry specific rhythmic properties that can facilitate neurophysiological, sensory, and metabolic integration. Conversely, the aftermath of a traumatic event can result in rhythmic misattunement which can lead to intrusive thoughts, and an inability to regulate emotions and mental images. This 3-hour workshop will present current research and clinical case examples from the past 35 years on the topic of rhythmic attunement. A multimodal arts exploration of issues including attachment, intimacy, biophysical states, and interpersonal neurobiology as they relate to individual and collective trauma will aid participants in deepening their understanding of the relationship between natural biorhythms, trauma, and the creative process.

Eligible for 3.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS Pending


Mitchell Kossak, PhD, REAT, LMHC

Associate Professor, Lesley University
Mitchell Kossak, PhD, REAT, LMHC, is the former division director for Expressive Therapies at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. He continues to be an associate professor He has worked as an expressive arts therapist since 1983 and has been a licensed clinical counselor, since 1994... Read More →

Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)