NICKI KOETHNER: Rising Up to the Dream of Your Soul

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Grounding through the Expressive Arts in times of upheaval and uncertainty

Friday, December 4 3:00-5:00 pm ET 

Live Online via Zoom


Connecting with elemental energies through movement, painting, writing, poetry, storytelling and ritual, we will connect with earth body wisdom to remember our essential natures, grieve the heartbreak of separation, isolation and disconnection and reclaim the dream of our souls that connect us with all of our relations.

The soul dream serves as a resource to be with the imprints of the human cultural shadow of war, violence, abuse, “isms,” injustices, and separation from ourselves and each other and the earth as well as the current impact of the pandemic. We will provide a safe container to grieve the impact of those societal structures and global crisis on our psyche and utilize the intermodality of the expressive arts as well as earth as a resource to process, digest, express and reconnect.

We will rise up through the embodiment of our soul dream in various modalities and access the field of love and compassion, supporting our resiliency and reconnection with our bodies and the larger earth body through guided meditation, soundhealing, breathing exercises and ritual.

This is an experiential workshop in which participants will take away tools to provide cultural shadow grief-work based in trauma-informed care, eco-psychology, energy work and self-care tools to do this work from a resourced place. Applications of the work are discussed and explored.

Nicki Koethner, MA, MFT is a Multi-Media Artist, Expressive Arts Psychotherapist and Educator. She is devoted to playfulness, joy, embodied earth-based spirituality and transforming trauma into empowerment through creativity. She has a private practice in German and English in Berkeley She is adjunct faculty at Sofia University (Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and co-supervisor at Art of Health and Healing of Contra Costa Medical Centers (CCRMC). She was on the Board of BodyTales and Past Board Advisor and Executive Co-Chair for the international Expressive Arts Therapy Association ( More about Nicki and her work:

Art materials needed: Watercolors or paints, at least two brushes, paper, pens, markers, and natural elements.

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Live Online Events and Workshops Refunds must be requested in writing (email) no later than 5 days prior to the workshop date. If supplies were sent to you, you will be refunded the workshop cost minus the supply fee. After the 5 day deadline there will be no refunds unless your space is filled by another participant.  There will be no refunds for “no shows”. In case of a family or medical emergency EAFI will do its best to either refund the workshop fee or credit it towards a later date. EAFI is not responsible for participant’s technology, internet, internet platform or computer issues. Participants are responsible for the necessary internet connections/platforms needed to participate in online workshops or events.


Art materials needed: Watercolors or paints, at least two brushes, paper, pens, markers, and natural elements.

Our Online Professional Development Series is designed for Expressive Arts students and practitioners (therapists, educators, facilitators, coaches, consultants). Through a live online format, we bring you renowned professionals in the field, from around the world, to enhance your training and expertise. Each presentation will be a combination of didactic and experiential learning. We are a Florida CEU provider for LMHC, LCSW, LMFT. You will receive a Certificate of Completion to submit to your own CE Board or certifying body.

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Date And Time

2020-12-04 @ 03:00 PM to
2020-12-04 @ 05:00 PM


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