EXA Happenings

Non-Local and International Happenings


Center for Movement Education and Research (CMER)
CMER offers Dance/Movement Therapy Alternate Route Training Courses in Northern California. This training is a good avenue toward R-DMT for those who have passion for dance and already have or are currently studying for an LCSW, MFT, Counseling or Psychology graduate degree.

Creative Spirit Unleashed and Creative Spirit Embodied
Are you feeding yourself the myth that you are "just not the creative type" or that it's too late to explore your artistic interests? Do you have resistance putting yourself "out into the world" as an artist or taking the next step in your career? Creative Spirit Unleashed and Creative Spirit Embodied are gentle, practical and playful approaches to re-awakening and persevering with your creativity through the writings and exercises of Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way. With EXA community member, Jana Carrey. CEUs available for MFT's, LCSWs and RNs!

FOR THE JOY OF IT: Creative Arts Center

FOR THE JOY OF IT! Creative Arts Center is dedicated to the healing power of nature and the arts and offers expressive arts sessions, dream work sessions, and creative retreats in the gorgeous Mendocino Redwoods. "You will leave deeply nurtured and ready to step back into your life with fresh energy and new perspective."


Bread for the Journey: A Celebration of Poetry and the Human Spirit
Kirkridge is excited to announce a four-day retreat September 30-October 3, 2015 in Bangor, Pennsylvania. "At Kirkridge, we will meet in that place where mysteries and awe are given the attention and value they deserve. "These four days will serve as a reminder that poetry, by aligning us with the power of the imagination, empowers us toward a vision of a better world, and more specifically, delivers a direct experience of the beloved community. Through the use of such techniques as John Fox's "Poetic Medicine" and Parker Palmer's Courage and Renewal Circle of Trust, Bread for the Journey seeks to provide an experience with poetry that opens participants to being more compassionate, more generous and more present to themselves and others."

Art For Life
EXA Alum, Zoe Edmunds has developed Art for Life where she offers Creativity Workshops and Creativity Coaching in Southern Baja, Mexico. In addition, she offers an ongoing Art Journal Lab. Zoe supports untrained artists, professional artists and anyone who is looking to expand their creativity and to have greater access to their inner creative source.

The Mystery & Soul of the Indigenous Arts of India: The Roots of Expressive Arts Therapy
Facilitated by co-founder of the EXA program Kate Donohue, PhD, REAT and a host Indian artistes. "This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn about the arts & culture of India, expressive arts therapy & how these worlds are interlaced. Experiencing the arts & culture of India will open to innovative news ways to understand EXA & apply these ideas to your personal life & work." October 12 to 25, 2015: Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

European Graduate School (EGS)
Co-founded by long time EXA faculty, Stephen and Ellen Levine, the European Graduate School in Switzerland offers Masters Programs, Certificate Programs and Doctoral Degrees in Expressive Arts in the areas of Therapy, Coaching, Consulting, Education, and Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. Training at EGS is based on the human capacity to shape both self and world.

ISIS CANADA - Creative Integrative Arts Therapy Training Program
ISIS Canada was founded in 1991 by long time EXA faculty members Ellen and Stephen Levine, together with Fran Harwood, as a free-standing training institute affiliated with EGS. ISIS Canada offers a training program for Expressive Arts Therapists from mid-September through mid-May. "Becoming a therapist is itself a creative process that requires the use of all our capacities and an ability to decenter from the literal world in which we live, in order to be able to enter freely into the alternative world of the imagination and make it a home for ourselves. Only then can we find the resources we have to meet the needs of our clients. The ability to play with others with high sensitivity to their particular way of being in the world is key."

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