*Rhythm *Movement *Art-making *Sound *Drumming *Breath *Community
A multi-modal Expressive Arts workshop embracing all forms of creative expression.
The arts help us to make sense of our lives, express feelings when we have no words, and a provide a way for us to understand things with our hearts when we cannot with our minds.
We are excited to bring you Mitchell Kossak, renowned expressive arts therapist, university professor, professional musician, international presenter, licensed counselor, body work practitioner, and the author of Attunement in Expressive Arts Therapy: Toward an Understanding of Embodied Empathy
Through Mitchell’s expert guidance, discover how your breath, sound, art-making, authentic movement and drumming will awaken you sensitivity, empathy and compassion.
Saturday March 4, 2017
Out of Door Academy – Siesta Key Campus
444 Reid St, Siesta Key, FL 34242
“Two years ago I attended Mitchell Kossack’s workshop on Attunement. I wasn’t familiar with his work and his workshop narrative included my least favorite word- “movement”- but I decided to trust Kathleen’s recommendation and go. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly the group bonded under his leadership. We moved, we made music, we did some toning and we made some art. The magic happened! We became better attuned to each other and ourselves and, I think, to something more. I’m looking forward to Mitchell’s upcoming workshop without reservation! I hope you will join us for what I hope to be an unforgettable event on March 4th! Donna Papenhausen
We are delighted to welcome Mitchell Kossak back to the Sarasota community!
Imagery, Rhythm and Sound are vibrational experiences affecting psychological, neurological, and biological based healing experiences. Exploring and expanding our range of imagery, rhythms and sound making can have a profound effect on body, mind and spirit.
When inner rhythms and imagery are stuck it results in stuck ways of thinking, feeling and being.
When the inner rhythms change there are effects in internal rhythms – heart, brain, and nervous system.
This change brings about meaningful growth and healthier states of being
Who should attend: Counselors, therapists, expressive arts practitioners, musicians, actors, teachers, artists, massage therapists, healthcare professionals, body workers, energy workers, dancers, coaches, and
anyone else who is interested. No prior experience with any of the arts is needed.
Offering 7 CEU’s for LMHC, LCSW, LMFT
“Creative impulse can be seen as the underlying life force that gives a sense of renewed energy and possibility. Art enlivens the human spirit.
who ‘play’ with sound, imagery, movement, language, or enactment understand this feeling and often talk about this kind of experience as transcendent, sacred or spiritual. Artistic practices can be such a powerful tool to stabilize and ground individuals and can lead to more integrative experiences. The arts have always been used throughout history to maintain healthy physical, emotional and spiritual well-being individually and in communities.” Mitchell Kossak
Mitchell Kossak, Ph.D., LMHC, REAT, is an associate professor in the Expressive Therapies
department at Lesley University. Previously he was the Division Director, 2006-2013 and academic coordinator for the Lesley University Israel extension campus 1999-2006. He was the President of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) 2010-2016. He has been a licensed mental health counselor since 1994, and a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) since 2009. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Arts and Health and fellow of the Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University. His clinical work combines Expressive Arts Therapy and body-centered approaches. Dr. Kossak has trained in a variety of mind
body modalities and has studied and practiced energy based healing forms such as Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Vispassana meditation, and Iyengar yoga for over 30 years. . He is the author of Attunement in Expressive Arts Therapy: Toward an Understanding of Embodied Empathy. He has written extensively about and presented his research on rhythmic attunement, improvisation, psychospiritual and community based approaches to working with trauma and embodied states of consciousness at conferences nationally and internationally. Dr. Kossak is also a professional musician, performing for the past 35 years in the Boston area.
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We hope to see you on March 4!