Creative Care Summit


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Life Enrichment Model for Self-Care

Many ethical codes admonish therapists not to practice if they know that they are impaired; better would be to encourage good self-care. Therapists need to remember that self-care is not selfish, it is self-preservation.
This presentation will improve on preservation by highlighting the importance of flourishing. It will focus on the life enrichment model that Lisa Hinz introduced in her book, “Beyond Self-Care for Helping Professionals.”
The Life Enrichment Model demonstrates that self-care involves the whole person and is about building a life that sustains positive mental health, spirituality, and physical well-being. This presentation will help you determine where your life might be out of balance. It will offer concrete recommendations for enhancing all  areas of life: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, recreational and relational.

Learning Objectives:
At the endo of this course, the participants will be able to:
1. identify at least three areas of life (physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, recreational, relational) where they might sense imbalances.
2. implement three recommendations from the Life Enrichment Model to enhance their well-being.
3. explain how the Life Enrichment Model integrates mental health, spirituality, and physical well-being.
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Lisa Hinz, Ph.D., ATR-BC

Lisa D. Hinz, Ph.D., ATR-BC is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified art therapist.  She is an associate professor and director of the art therapy psychology doctoral program at Dominican University of California.

Dr. Hinz is the author of many professional publications and three books on art therapy. The second edition of her book, Expressive Therapies Continuum: A Framework for Using Art in Therapy was released in January 2020 and builds upon her interest in materials and methods in art therapy. 

Dr. Hinz specializes in the treatment of eating issues, substance abuse, and lifestyle medicine; she maintains a private practice in St. Helena, California.

Response Art: Exploring Horizons beyond Art Expression

Art is a universal language that can break down barriers and facilitate discovery and healing amongst many other things.
Response art is an art therapy based technique that calls upon the dynamic potential of the art process that can help not only clients but the therapist-self gain new awareness of and metabolize somatic, emotional and cognitive experiences in and out of the clinical setting.
This presentation offers a theoretical as well as a personal view into the definition, the practice, and the benefits of response art.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this presentation the participants willbe able to:
1. identify at least 3 utilisations of the response art in therapist's practice
2. explore personal relationships with response art through experiential work
3. evaluate the importance of response art through case examples

Materials needed: art materials at participants' choice
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Catherine Emmanuelle Drapeau, PhD, RCAT, ATPQ

Art is a universal language that can break down barriers and facilitate discovery and healing amongst many other things.
Response art is an art therapy based technique that calls upon the dynamic potential of the art process that can help not only clients but the therapist-self gain new awareness of and metabolize somatic, emotional and cognitive experiences in and out of the clinical setting.
This presentation offers a theoretical as well as a personal view into the definition, the practice, and the benefits of response art.

Music for Resilience, Recovery, and Self-care

"This education session will offer specific strategies to incorporate music as a therapeutic tool for self-care. Diverse music therapy research findings and grounded theory will be shared for context and implications related to creative care for clinicians. Coping strategies presented will include supporting mood through intentional playlist creation, the benefits of identifying “theme songs”, music-assisted relaxation to support stress and reduce anxiety, and an introduction to creative music therapy techniques such as “song affirmations”. Relevant case examples, as well as personal resources for expanding self-care repertoire utilizing a variety of modalities, will be explored and expanded upon. Current research will be discussed in terms of what we can learn from it, how it has been conducted, and why it is relevant. Attendees will participate in self-reflection related to past music associations and current music experiences presented, and formulate concrete strategies for incorporating as part of their self-care routine.

References:
Dileo, C., and Bradt, J. (2007). Music therapy: applications to stress management. In: Lehrer, P., and Woolfolk, R., eds. Principles and Practice of Stress Management, 3rd ed. New York: Guilford.

Fiore, J. (2018). A pilot study exploring the use of an online pre-composed receptive music experience for students coping with stress and anxiety. Journal of music therapy, 55(4), 383-407.

Grocke, D. (2015). Receptive music therapy.

Heiderscheit, A., & Madson, A. (2015). Use of the iso principle as a central method in mood management: A music psychotherapy clinical case study. Music therapy perspectives, 33(1), 45-52.

Hanser, S. B., & Mandel, S. E. (2010). Manage your stress and pain through music. Hal Leonard Corporation.

Hou, J., Song, B., Chen, A. C., Sun, C., Zhou, J., Zhu, H., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2017). Review on neural correlates of emotion regulation and music: implications for emotion dysregulation. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 501.

Koelsch, S., Boehlig, A., Hohenadel, M., Nitsche, I., Bauer, K., & Sack, U. (2016). The impact of acute stress on hormones and cytokines, and how their recovery is affected by music-evoked positive mood. Scientific reports, 6, 23008.

Lai, H. L., Liao, K. W., Huang, C. Y., Chen, P. W., & Peng, T. C. (2013). Effects of music on immunity and physiological responses in healthcare workers: A randomized controlled trial. Stress and Health, 29(2), 91-98.

Lesiuk, T. (2010). The effect of preferred music on mood and performance in a high-cognitive demand occupation. Journal of music therapy, 47(2), 137-154.

Kerr, T., Walsh, J., & Marshall, A. (2001). Emotional change processes in music-assisted reframing. Journal of Music Therapy, 38(3), 193-211.

McKinney, C. H., & Honig, T. J. (2017). Health outcomes of a series of Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music sessions: A systematic review. Journal of music therapy, 54(1), 1-34.

Moraes, L. J., Miranda, M. B., Loures, L. F., Mainieri, A. G., & Mármora, C. H. C. (2018). A systematic review of psychoneuroimmunology-based interventions. Psychology, health & medicine, 23(6), 635-652.

Schuster, M. & Dwyer, P. (2020). Posttraumatic stress disorder in nurses: An integrative review. Journal of Clinical Nursing.00:1–19. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15288

Spiegel, D. (2010). Music Activities & More for Teaching DBT Skills and Enhancing Any Therapy: Even for the Non-Musician. Lulu. com.

Thoma, M. V., La Marca, R., Brönnimann, R., Finkel, L., Ehlert, U., & Nater, U. M. (2013). The effect of music on the human stress response. PloS one, 8(8).

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to :
"1. identify 3 concepts related to music-based coping skills
2. independently experience and implement music-based self-care skills when prompted, including mood playlist reflection/assessment
3. complete the music-centered personal self-care plan, integrating learned strategies and techniques from the session

Materials needed: recommended but not compulsory - headphones or earbuds
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Brian Jentz, MA, MT-BC and
Hannah Foxman, MT-BC

Brian is an Associate Professor in the Music Therapy department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He has been active as a clinician, practicum site supervisor, course instructor, and researcher for over 24 years. Brian recently presented on music and health at Berklee Abu Dhabi, the International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM) conference, Expressive Therapies Summit, and a global nursing webinar for SIGMA/ANPD. Brian is the former Assembly Speaker for the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), Past President of the New England Region of AMTA, and the New England Region Representative for the Association's Internship Approval Committee.

Hannah Foxman, MT-BC is a Board-Certified Music Therapist with 6 years of experience working in pediatric music therapy at Boston Children’s Hospital. Hannah has worked with a variety of diverse patient populations in the medical setting such as; oncology hematology, bone marrow transplant, neurology, general medicine, surgical, and psychiatric care. Most recently, Hannah has primarily provided music therapy services in the medical/surgical intensive care unit focusing on regulatory care, pain reduction, family bonding, coping support, quality of life, and bereavement care.

Increasing Vicarious Resilience Through Self-Care Across the Domains of Well-Being

Therapists are touched and transformed by their client's stories and life experiences. Attunement and connection open us to feel alongside our clients, but this act of care comes with risks to our own well-being. The conceptual confusion between terms such as vicarious traumatization, compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress can make it difficult for therapists to identify the ways they are impacted by their work. This presentation aims to clear that confusion using the Trauma Exposure Response Model (van Dernoot Lipsky, 2009) as an overarching framework to understand how we can be impacted by cumulative exposure to trauma through our work with clients. This model will be presented through a polyvagal perspective, alongside new understandings of vicarious resilience. Evidence-based strategies, such as the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program endorsed by Harvard University, will be presented to help therapists shift away from vicarious traumatization and towards vicarious resilience. The 8 domains of well-being will be explored and an experiential activity will guide participants in creatively exploring ways to nurture and care for themselves across all eight domains. Therapists will walk away with practical actions to sustain their work and connect to a deeper sense of purpose, reward, and satisfaction.   

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:
1. Name three signs of Trauma Exposure Response.
2. Identify three strategies to increase resilience.
3. Define vicarious traumatization and how it differs from vicarious traumatization.
4. List the 8 domains of well-being.
5. Create a visual self-care action plan with at least one strategy in each domain of well-being to increase resilience.

Materials needed: pen or pencil; markers and/or coloured pencils.
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Jennifer Marchand, MA, CCC, CCTP-II, RCAT

Jennifer Marchand, MA, CCC, RCAT, is a Canadian trauma therapist and EMDRIA-approved consultant with over 10 years of clinical experience in a diverse range of settings and cultural contexts. She currently lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia specializing in work with conflict-affected populations, complex trauma and dissociation, and the impacts of vicarious trauma (such as with humanitarian aid workers, health professionals, journalists, and activists). She integrates the creative arts into her trauma recovery work and has a special interest in the benefits of the Zentangle drawing method, leading her to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CTZ).

As a trauma trainer and technical advisor to Medica Mondiale, e.V., an international women’s rights organization based in Germany, she develops and delivers training on trauma sensitivity for health professionals in conflict-affected settings—such as Kurdistan, Afghanistan, and Southeast Europe, with a focus on self-care and burnout prevention. She has also worked with Blue Dragon, an organization in Hanoi, Vietnam supporting a team of psychologists working with survivors of human trafficking.

She is also an editor and author in the exciting new publication on combining EMDR and Creative Arts Therapies for the treatment of complex trauma with diverse populations across a range of cultural contexts: EMDR and Creative Arts Therapies."

Micro Changes and Self-Care BDM©

In the demanding landscape of mental health and art therapy, self-care often takes a backseat. This presentation, "The Power of Micro Changes in Self-Care: Integrating Body, Mind, and
Spirit through Gestalt Art Therapy, invites professionals to reflect on the transformative potential of small, mindful actions. By acknowledging our limitations, time constraints, and unique necessities, we can cultivate a holistic self-care practice that nurtures the body, mind, and spirit.

Through the lens of Gestalt Art Therapy, participants will explore practical strategies for being present and attentive to their own needs. We will delve into the interconnectedness of physical
movements, dietary habits, and breathing (Body); co
gnitive patterns and thinking styles (Mind); and spiritual connections and practices (Spirit). This integrative approach emphasizes the importance of micro changes—small, deliberate acts of self-care that accumulate to create significant positive shifts in our overall well-being.

Attendees will engage in reflective and experiential activities designed to heighten self-awareness and foster a balanced self-care routine. By the end of the session, participants will have a deeper understanding of how to implement micro changes in their daily lives, ultimately enhancing their capacity to support others more effectively. Join us in this journey of self-discovery and empowerment and learn how to prioritise your well-being as a foundation for professional and personal growth.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:
1. identify at least three specific micro-changes related to physical movements, dietary habits, or breathing techniques and implement them in their daily self-care routine to improve their physical well-being.
2. create a personalized self-care plan that includes at least two cognitive strategies (e.g. mindfulness practices, cognitive restructuring) and two spiritual practices (e.g. meditation, connection with nature) aimed at enhancing mental and spiritual health.
3. complete a self-assessment and reflective journal documenting the impact of their implemented micro changes on their overall well-being, demonstrating an increased self-awareness
and understanding of the relationship between small, deliberate self-care actions and their professional efficacy.
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Yaro Starak, B.A., M.S.W and Gemma Garcia, MA

Yaro's journey into Gestalt therapy began at the Toronto Gestalt Institute in Canada, where he completed his training and graduated. He then joined the faculty at the Institute, teaching there for four years. In 1978, he immigrated to Australia and lectured at the University of Queensland.
For over twenty-five years, Yaro has been dedicated to teaching and training professionals and Gestalt groups across various regions, including Brisbane, Tasmani a, Sydney, and
international locations such as Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, and Spain. During this time, he has published and co-edited four books on Gestalt therapy and group processes, as
well as three training manuals. His extensive body of work also includes numerous articles in international journals on topics such as group work, Gestalt therapy, family therapy, alternative
living, men’s issues, and deep psychology.
In 2010, Yaro and his wife Gemma Garcia founded the first Gestalt Art Therapy Centre in Australia. For almost sixteen years, they have offered Gestalt Art Therapy CAT© training. Yaroalso maintains a private practice in Gestalt Art Therapy and Counseling, working with the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs to support individuals with PTSD. He is the author of books on Gestalt Psychotherapy & Group facilitation Co-Director Gestalt Art Therapy Centre-Australia.

Gemma Garcia is a Gestalt therapist, Ericksonian hypnotist, and visual artist. She studied Gestalt Therapy at the Gestalt Institute of Valencia and Ericksonian Hypnosis at the University of Valencia. She also holds an Aura-Soma Therapist Level 2 certification from Australia.
With 15 years of experience in emergency services for the Spanish government, Gemma conducted research with firefighters on the emotional impact of high-stress situations andapplied Gestalt Art Therapy to support them. As a visual artist, she studied classical art in Spain and was influenced by master sculptor Augustin Ahis. In 2010 Gemma co-founded the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre in Australia with Yaro Starak, the only such centre in the country. They organized the first Art Therapy Conferences in Bali and continue to develop Art Therapy Retreats in Australia and Spain, offering Gestalt Art Therapy CAT© training in Spanish and English. Her artistic journey and passion for personal growth
blend art and therapy to foster healing and self-discovery.
Gemma is curating annual Art Group Exhibitions in Australia from 2016. This year 2024, is Curating in Brisbane-Australia, the exhibition: “I See You. Joan Miro”, with seven more Australian Artists.

Supervision and Expressive Therapies Continuum for Art-Care

Maria Riccardi proposes an integrative supervision approach rooted in Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC) concepts, emphasizing humility, role dynamics, and holistic practices. This supervision model highlights the significance of art materials in sessions, encouraging supervisees to explore their preferences, aversions, and projections through experiential learning.

Riccardi underscores the importance of the supervisor-supervisee bond, particularly in art therapy, where a secondary connection is formed through the shared use of art materials. This dual connection aims to align goals and foster mutual growth, enabling both the supervisor and supervisee to develop a stronger sense of self. By integrating these elements, the supervision process not only enhances professional competence but also nurtures personal and artistic growth.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:
1. gain insight into the foundational concepts of integrative supervision, including Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC)
2. identify the importance of art materials in supervision sessions, recognizing how preferences, aversions, and projections influence the therapeutic process.
3. engage in experiential activities to understand and embody the roles of both supervisee and supervisor, enhancing their practical application of supervision concepts.
4. learn techniques to strengthen the supervisor-supervisee relationship, focusing on the dual connection formed through art materials and shared goals.
5. acquire strategies to build a stronger sense of self, not only as therapists but also as individuals and artists, through integrative supervision practices.

Materials needed: various art materials and at least 3 pages of paper.
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Maria Riccardi Ph.D.(c), M.A., M.Ed., ATR-BC, OPQ

Maria is a registered art therapist, a career counselor, a licensed clinical psychotherapist and the former president of the Quebec Art Therapy Association. She is an adjunct professor of art therapy at Concordia University and at l’Université du Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, as well as a faculty member at Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. 

She collaborates with local non-profit organizations and mental health institutions, developing community-based art studio programs for adolescents and adults who are marginalized due to mental and physical health issues, immigration issues, and poverty. 

She has expertise with veterans living with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder within the context of trauma intervention as well as in the evaluation of art processes and products during treatment.  She has founded a clinic in Montreal based on the Expressive Therapies Continuum, providing educational and emotional support to children and families. 
Her current research interests include media properties and their role in assessment.
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Resilient Roots - Discovering the Indigenous Soul of Wellbeing

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Carolina Herbert, Ph.D., UKCP

Carolina Herbert is a musician, songwriter and therapist with a PHD in music and therapeutic songwriting in times of global crisis and transition. She weaves the worlds of sound, song and music with therapy and cultural diversity.
She is an arts psychotherapist, educator, clinical supervisor, and consultant. Founder and Director of Alkimia (CIC) Therapeutic Wellbeing Services,
Carolina has over 20 years experience working in conflict and post-conflict environments around the world. Her passion is the wellbeing of frontline practitioners and organisations that she serves.

Self-Care Practices in Times of Crisis

We are all weary of the dreaded burnout, yet sometimes we are caught off guard, or can simply see it coming but stand helpless, especially in times of crisis... this has been the case with us here in Lebanon, with the ongoing crisis (since October 2019) and it seems we wake up every day to a new low.
So how do we, as therapists, take care of ourselves?  How do we make sure to practice what we preach, especially when we know the ins and outs of our own practices, and whether we do them or not, we are always at the rest of a fall...
By practising simple AND fun multimodal activities that do not take much time, but yet keep us afloat and give us enough space to breathe and let go, we can make sure to remain one step ahead of a burnout.
I will present such activities as well as invite you practicing a couple of them in a workshop format.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:
1. re-learn to remember to listen to their own rhythm.
2. experience re-appreciation of their input and work.
3. clear strategies to take care of themselves with simple, fun exercises.

Materials needed: any art materials, e.g. pens/pencils, a sharpie.
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Mike Ayvazian

After finishing his BA and Masters in Theatre studies, Mike Haroutioun Ayvazian decided to take his inclinations towards social work with vulnerable populations a step further and studied expressive arts therapy (and social change) psychodrama, clay field therapy and dance movement therapy all around Europe and the Mediterranean.

He has co-founded two NGOs in Lebanon, HeLeM, (1999) the first LGBTQIA+ NGO in the middle east, where he has also provided art/drama therapy sessions and staged plays with LGBTQIA+ beneficiaries, and Astharté (2016) an NGO that provides art therapies, trainings, coaching and community art to beneficiaries in Lebanon, Syria and Armenia. He also co-founded ‘For the Art’ therapy centre in 2020, where he has been providing free art therapies for victims of the Beirut blast and beyond.

He has also been teaching acting and cultural subjects in schools (between 2001 and 2023) and private universities since 2015.

Self-Care through Celebration of Beauty and Meaning-Making: Morning Altars

We are in a time of massive cultural change and upheaval. Our families are stretched too thin, too many of us feel isolated and all of us, bombarded by constant distractions. We are groping for normal but normal seems nowhere to be found.
But even so, life still happens: Babies are born, people die, couples divorce, kids leave home for college. Big and small moments that make life life. But they need something more from us. They always have. They need us to make them meaningful.
Meaning-making is what restores our humanity and is my life’s purpose.
After spending the past 20-years empowering tens of thousands of people in 5-continents to make their lives more meaningful while connecting them to the moments that matter, Day presents his work that transcends borders and cultures. He presents important concepts that help us make sense of life, especially as it changes, by returning to the fundamentals: Nature, art, and meaning.
Through connecting us to his own journey of grief and healing through trusting the process and connecting to nature, he invites us to discover our own healthy rituals. They are sources to celebrate successes and failures, allow acceptance and reinforce identity, stimulate emotional connection, build a sense of belonging.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:
1. explore the three key concepts that contribute to well-being and healing: nature, beauty, and meaning-making
2. explore the personal story with creating morning altars
3. identify at least two roles of rituals in processing grief and healing
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Day Schildkret

Day Schildkret is internationally renowned as the author, artist and teacher behind the Morning Altars movement, inspiring tens of thousands of people to make life more beautiful and meaningful through ritual, nature and art.
With nearly 100K followers on social media and sold-out workshops, installations, trainings, and public speaking events worldwide, BuzzFeed calls Day’s work, “a celebration of nature and life.” Day has worked for close to two decades with thousands of individuals, communities and organizations to help heal the culture through a meaningful and creative response to marking personal and collective change.

Day is the author of Hello, Goodbye: 75 Rituals for Times of Loss, Celebration and Change (Simon Element/Simon & Schuster) which hit Amazon’s #1 book in three categories, as well as, Morning Altars: A 7-Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit through Nature, Art and Ritual (The Countryman Press/W.W. Norton). He is also the founder and principal instructor of the Morning Altars Practitioner & Teacher Training.

Day has taught workshops and created installations at Google, The 9/11 Memorial Plaza, The Hammerstein Ballroom, The Andy Warhol Foundation, California Academy of Sciences, Esalen, and many others.  His work has been featured on NBC, CBS, Buzzfeed, Vice, Well+Good, My Modern Met and four times in Spirituality & Health Magazine.

More about Day at morningaltars.com and dayschildkret.com and @morningaltars on Instagram / Facebook.

Joy Assessment: A Tool to Reconnect You and Your Clients with the Sense of Joy and Accomplishment

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Susannah Horwitz, MA, LPC, LMHC

Susannah is a trauma-informed, nature based expressive arts therapist and licensed professional counselor, with dual licensure in Massachusetts and Colorado. She received her Masters degree in Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapies from Lesley University in 2003. She was an expressive arts therapist and director of the Project Launch college and career access program at RAW Art Works from 2004-2013. Susannah is a certified EMDR therapist and is also currently completing a 10 month training with Integrative Psychiatry Institute to become a certified psychedelic assisted therapist (expected May 2024).  In her private practice, she loves to bring therapy clients "off the couch" and into the outdoors for therapy retreat intensives to help them connect with the multifaceted powers of imagination, sense of humor, playfulness, and creativity to heal trauma and thrive. In addition to her practice, she is the founder of the Well-Connected Therapist coaching program, which she created to support introverted private practice therapists to build community through embodied, authentic connection.

Building Resilience through Humor

In recent years, Sandy El Bitar have developed a unique therapy intervention aimed at building resilience by enhancing our sense of humor. This intervention focuses on cultivating five key humor habits: developing a playful attitude, feeling and expressing emotions, finding humor in everyday life, learning to laugh at oneself, and discovering humor amidst stress.

During the pandemic, she successfully applied this intervention with four groups of frontline workers at two different CLSCs in Montreal, addressing high stress and burnout. The feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive. Encouraged by these results, she is now extending this intervention to government workers.

This presentation and workshop will explore the transformative power of humor in reshaping our narratives and enhancing our quality of life, emphasizing its role as a key element in the art of living.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:
1. identify the five key humor habits
2. apply humor techniques in high-stress environments and burnout-prone environments.
3. assess the transformative power of humor in improving mental health and quality of life, based on case studies presented.
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Sandy El Bitar, MA

Sandy El Bitar is a Lebanese Canadian multidisciplinary artist, community organizer, and drama therapist based in Montreal.

Sandy is fascinated by the absurd, people’s imaginations, their inner wisdom, and the healing power of humour. She has an academic background in theatre, recreation and leisure studies, psychology, and drama therapy. In her mental health practice,

Sandy uses tools from expressive arts therapies, play, humour, and breath work using a trauma-informed approach to navigate therapy sessions. In her creative practice, she mixes real-life experiences with her active imagination to explore, process, connect, and interact with the world. Sandy plays with painting, puppets, fashion, and stand up. While she does other things, mostly, she likes to play!

Healing and Self-Care through Nature-Based Therapy Techniques

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Jeannette Fiott, MA

Jeannette Fiott is an accomplished art psychotherapist and contemporary artist, holding an MSc in Art Psychotherapy from Queen Margaret University, Scotland. As Founder, Managing Director, and Chief Visionary of eArtH Projects Limited, she champions the intersection of arts and health. She chairs the Creative Women Platform in Malta, fostering networking, innovation, and mentorship among influential women.

Jeannette also advises the Global Youth Development and Empowerment Council and co-directs the GSAH Collaborative for Global North Arts & Health.

With nearly a decade of experience, she has developed and implemented art psychotherapy programs across diverse settings.

Additionally, she coordinates the EFAT Eco Art Therapy Special Interest Group in Europe and serves as Country Chair for G100 Arts Leadership and Films.
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