International Association for Creative Arts in Education and Therapy

Our Mission
The International Association for Creative Arts in Education and Therapy (IACAET) is a professional association with a global orientation and scope. IACAET promotes a genuine global dialogue, particularly between South and North, East and West, about the role and practice of the creative arts in education and therapy across all regions. IACAET supports the development of the creative arts in a wide range of fields including education, therapy, healthcare and wellness, performing arts and other allied professions. IACAET supports the acknowledgement, and affirmation, of creative arts practitioners across the global who are committed to a body-mind-spirit continuum that advances humanity and the planet. IACAET achieves this through continuing professional development for educators and practitioners, by enhancing and safe-guarding training standards and practices rooted in diverse traditions, and through the facilitation of cross-regional, interdisciplinary and intersectional collaboration. In doing so, IACAET encourages equality and humanity in dialogues and exchanges across cultures worldwide.

Our Vision
IACAET believes the aesthetic and creative use of the arts, together with body-mind-spirit integration in a holistic and humanistic approach, are essential for individual and collective well-being, social change, the advancement of humanity and the sustainable development of societies and nature.

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Movements and Traces - Arts Interventions in Time of Crisis


'The Body-Mind-Spirit of Self-Care' Series - Part 2



This workshop invites participants to follow guided body experiences in order to regain a sense of security, based on breathing and grounding. From perceiving our body and the evolution of moving and being moved by a sensation-image, participants will be led to art expression. Taking part in this experiential webinar implies an interest for searching creative and body-based tools capable of reintegrating in us a greater sense of security. This webinar can be useful for learning techniques we can use in our work and also for supporting and nourishing our energies as therapists, educators and artists.




DATE: MARCH 27, 2022


TIME: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM NEW YORK / 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ROME


LOCATION: ZOOM


LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Webinar description

In the past two years we have been living in a situation of physical and emotional strain. We have been witnessing overwhelming fear, pain and prolonged uncertainty.

As creative arts therapists and educators, we know how important it is looking for paths of resilience and relief through bodily and expressive imagination. In this experiential webinar, we will use art and movement experiences to foster a grounded yet flexible sense of self and to offer resources that help to adapt to difficult situations. The use of art and movement in healing, training and education nourish the seed of imagination, a necessary ingredient to overcome moments of crisis.

This workshop invites participants to follow guided body experiences in order to regain a sense of security, based on breathing and grounding. The awareness of the kinesphere and of our personal space are revived through experiencing different movement qualities that lead to feeling a 'space expansion' and to gain more familiarity with body perceptions. With the use of kinesthetic imagination, we will find new energy forms which are useful for restoring basic safety states.

This work on awareness processes is fundamental. It activates our internal, observing, awakened part of self, our internal witness that must be present in tracking our movements with respect and compassion, in a non-judgmental way, exactly as it works in the practice of Authentic Movement.

From perceiving our body and the evolution of moving and being moved by a sensation-image, participants will be led to art expression. 'Traces' on paper, which are the continuation of movements, will give visual testimony of what happens internally and will define our search for creative sources by the encounter of inner and outer stimuli. These steps will revitalize our internal resources.

Working with body movements and art expression means offering the opportunity to find some relief in the here and now, even online. It promotes an embodied presence in a period of great uncertainty- a period which may produce potentially traumatic experiences. Taking part in this webinar implies an interest in searching for experiences capable of reintegrating in us a greater sense of security.This webinar can be useful for learning self-care techniques we can offer to our clients and also for supporting and nourishing our energies as therapists, educators and artists.

For participants, it will be useful to have a private space to move and some art materials, ready to use, such as large sheets of paper and favourite colours (chalks, crayons, ink or watercolour, acrylics, brushes).

 

Webinar Leader

Rosa Maria Govoni (Art Therapy Italiana)

Rosa Maria Govoni

Art Therapy Italiana

Mimma Della Cagnoletta (Art Therapy Italiana)

Mimma Della Cagnoletta

Art Therapy Italiana

Attendees learning outcomes

Attendees will learn useful techniques for:

  • Everyday practice to awaken body-mind presence
  • Nurturing and taking care of ourselves
  • Pathways to offer support to others (colleagues and clients)
  • Ways to activate a practice about therapeutic presence

Curator

Phillip SpeiserPh.D., RDT/BC

expressive arts educator/therapist, drama therapist and psychodramatist, and director of Parkside Arts and Health Associates.

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Free for IACAET members
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Members of IACAET will:

  • Receive access to all of our webinars wherever possible
  • Gain access to a remarkable network of artists, arts therapist and educators
  • Be invited to join colleagues in working towards the advancement of our fields
  • Know that you are supporting the advancement of our field across the globe


Find membership details at: https://www.iacaet.org/iacaet-membership/