INTERNATIONAL EXPRESSIVE ARTS JOURNEYS SUMMER 2019

HEALING ARTS PEACE PROJECTS INTERNATIONAL (HAPPI)

PRESENTS:
EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY AND CULTURAL JOURNEY:   INDIA- SUMMER 2019:


Learning about expressive arts with vulnerable women and children

This hybrid training /retreat program is open to MFT students, interns and social workers/counselors, youth/women educators or expressive artists with professional experience with youth/women who want to gain experience with the expressive arts with vulnerable communities abroad.   You will be supervised by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor, Ali Guida Smith (LMFT #48932).  There will be both supervision utilizing the expressive arts which will include study in the complexities of Indian culture and society and how they relate to their lives and impacts mental health and social justice.  You will also learn about trauma including the neurobiological, spiritual and societal aspects and learn how to integrate movement/yoga and expressive arts tools to support participants in culturally relevant and safe ways.  Mindfulness practice will be an integral element in our work. We will study woodblock printing with a master artist who studied under Indira Ghandi’s sari maker, study with a mehendi (henna) artist and explore the markets and temples of India. We will also learn about Ayurveda and have the chance to experience this ancient healing system. We will collaborate with  local organizations in India in Mumbai to learn about how they support vulnerable women and children who are victims or at risk for trafficking.  [CEUs and BBS hours not available for this training/retreat.]

DETAILS:

DATES OF PROGRAM:  5-12 July 2019* arrive evening of 4 July)

COST:   $1800.

Non-refundable deposit of $300 due by:  March 30.  Balance due April 20.

Early bird discount of $100 off by March 1.(referral discount if colleague registers: $50 off

COSTS include: Shared accommodation, breakfasts and lunches, Expressive Arts training, supervision, yoga theory and practice, local transportation costs, training materials, snacks and bottled water during work weeks, all arts materials, wood-blocking class, mehendi class.  *program subject to change*
COSTS NOT INCLUDED:  Airfare to Mumbai (Bombay), transportation RT to Kerala ($150 approx., transportation to/from airport ($10-20), dinners; India VISA  (Travel/evacuation insurance is required.) *dates are based on group needs and will be confirmed by March but not vary more than 1-2 days.
Please contact Ali at ali@healingartspeaceprojects.org if you are interested in participating & visit www.healingartspeaceprojects.org for more info.

There will be an application and interview prior to enrollment in the program.
Deposit is non-refundable.  Total trip cost is 80% refundable up to 90 days in advance, 50% refundable between 59-89 days in advance, and non-refundable less than 60 days in advance. 

EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY & CULTURAL JOURNEY:  THAILAND 2019:
A training program working with vulnerable women and children
       
This training program is open to MFT interns, counselors, psychology students, social service providers or other youth/women educators/artists who want to gain experiences with vulnerable communities abroad in a hybrid internship/fieldwork/retreat setting.   You will be supervised by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor, Ali Guida Smith (LMFT #48932).  There will be both individual and group supervision utilizing the expressive arts which will include study in hill tribe and Thai cultures, religion, politics, and economy and how they relate to their lives and impacts mental health.  You will also learn about trauma including the neurobiological, spiritual and societal aspects and learn how to integrate movement/yoga and expressive arts tools to support participants in culturally relevant and safe ways.  Mindfulness practice will be an integral element in our work. The communities we will be serving have experienced different forms of violence and traumatic life events.

DETAILS:

DATES OF PROGRAM:  27 June- 3 July 2019 (Arrive 26 June)

COST:   $1990.
Non-refundable deposit of $300 due by:  March 30
Early bird discount of $100 off by March 1.   Balance due by April 10.
(referral discount if colleague registers: $50 off)

COSTS include: shared accommodation in semi-retreat type setting (additional cost for single occupancy if available), breakfasts and lunches on work days, Expressive Arts training, group process, weekly yoga classes, transportation costs roundtrip to the sites, training materials, snacks and bottled water during work weeks, all arts materials, Sunday market excursion, temple visit, admin and site fees. *program subject to change*

COSTS NOT INCLUDED:  airfare (typically +/-$1000 from SF-BKK and +/-$100 RT from BKK to Chiang Mai), transportation to/from airport ($15-20 depending on location), dinners.(Travel/evacuation insurance is strongly recommended.) *dates are based needs of the group and will be confirmed by March but will not vary more than 1-2 days

Please contact Ali at ali@healingartspeaceprojects.org if you are interested in participating & visit www.healingartspeaceprojects.org for more info.

There will be an application, interview and background check prior to enrollment in the program.

About your Facilitator, ALI GUIDA SMITH, MA, LMFT, RYT, DMTdip
Ali is a Somatic and Expressive Arts Psychotherapist, Registered Yoga Teacher and Dance/Movement Therapist who for over 18 years has been working with youth, families and adults in a range of settings, currently in California and abroad.  She often integrates expressive arts therapy, yoga, and mindfulness in her work and works bilingually in Spanish and English, specializing in working with clients with past and current trauma with a focus on serving women and girls.  She has lived in Southeast Asia and Europe many years and traveled in over 40 countries.  She has a deep passion for social justice encompassing personal and community healing.  She founded HAPPl in 2014 to offer communities worldwide ways to connect with their own resources via expressive arts and other healing modalities and has been actively focused on supporting refugees in Greece.

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