INDIA & THAILAND EXPRESSIVE ARTS TRAININGS/JOURNEYS SUMMER 2018

HEALING ARTS PEACE PROJECTS INTERNATIONAL (HAPPI)

PRESENTS:
EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY AND CULTURAL JOURNEY:   INDIA- SUMMER 2018:

A training program working with vulnerable women and children

This training program is open to MFT students, interns and social workers/counselors or other youth/women educators or expressive artists with professional experience with youth/women who want to gain experiences with vulnerable communities abroad in a hybrid training/fieldwork/cultural setting.   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 two local organizations in India in Mumbai and in the Kerala region who serve vulnerable women and children.

DETAILS:

DATES OF PROGRAM:  29 June -7 July 2018*

COST:   $1650.   ($200 off if you are joining the Thailand training)

Non-refundable deposit of $300 due by:  March 15.  Regular price deposit due April 10.

Early bird discount of $100 off by March 15.

(referral discount if colleague registers: $50 off)

BALANCE DUE: MAY 10, 2018

COSTS include: Shared accommodation, breakfasts and lunches, Expressive Arts training, supervision, yoga classes, transportation costs roundtrip to the sites, 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), airfare between Mumbai and the Southern region (Cochi or Trivandrum), transportation to/from airport ($10-20), dinners; India VISA  (Travel/evacuation insurance is recommended.) *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, interview and background check prior to enrollment in the program.
Note:  You are likely able to count your hours towards MFT licensure or LCSW if needed and registered with the BBS in California

 

EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY & CULTURAL JOURNEY:  THAILAND 2018:
A training program working with vulnerable women and children
       
This training program is open to MFT trainees, interns and social service providers or other youth/women educators 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:  8-18 July 2018*

COST:   $2600.
Non-refundable deposit of $500 due by:  March 15.
Early bird discount of $100 off by March 15. Regular price payment by April 10.
(referral discount if colleague registers: $50 off)
BALANCE DUE: MAY 10, 2018

COSTS include: shared accommodation in semi-retreat type setting (additional cost for single occupancy if available), breakfasts and lunches on most work days, Expressive Arts training, individual and group supervision, 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 and day off meals (1/2 or 1 day off depending on needs)(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.
Note:  You are likely able to count your hours towards MFT licensure or LCSW if needed and registered with the BBS in California.

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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