December 5, 2021 9:00am-11:00am via Zoom *Immediately followed by the Annual Membership Meeting 11:00am-12:00pm*
Click HERE to Register! This workshop will explore the basic principles of how focused mindfulness on relevant “gaze spots” on a client’s artwork can be a portal to powerful subcortical processing of psychic material. We will also investigate the ways the visual field effects perception, vagal response and trauma resolution –and how to help clients to structure and awaken these neurological pathways though artmaking, movement, and the visual gaze. This workshop will offer didactic material, video clips of sessions, and direct experience with the visual field for participants. Abstract: There has been little attention in the field of therapy on vision as an active process of the whole self. Like breathing, vision is a liminal physical experience that is both autonomic and can also be shaped consciously. Gaining a basic understanding of the physiology of the eyes and experiential practice with shifting the visual field can enhance the power of Art Therapy, a modality that implicitly leans on ways of seeing. This workshop will explore ways that engage the eyes accesses mid-brain emotional healing through the practice of Brainspotting, activates the vagus nerve for self- regulation, and creates pathways for positive change when clients learn to consciously shift their vision imaginally and physically. Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to articulate two principles of the use of the visual field and how they can be integrated into Art Therapy 2. Participants will experience and be able to name the ways the “orienting” response can be utilized to support safety in therapy sessions. 3. Participants will name the ways the intraocular muscles can be utilized in engaging the vagus nerve and in processing patient artwork. Required Materials: Bilateral music downloaded and available, headphones or earbuds, and an emotionally evocative piece of artwork
About the Presenter: Joanna Groebel, MCAT, R-DMT, LPC is an artist, seasoned therapist and presenter in private practice in southeastern Pennsylvania who has decades of experience at the Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization level. She earned her Masters in Creative Arts in Therapy from Drexel University, and is certified in both EMDR and Brainspotting. She is an approved Brainspotting consultant, and is studying Neuroscience with Deborah Antinori. She is certified as a SoulCollage® facilitator, Level One Focusing Oriented Art Therapy, and has trained with and assisted Aviva Gold in her “Painting From the Source” trainings. She has also studied and taught aspects of Authentic Movement, Feldenkreis technique, Body MindCentering, and Continuum for decades. Her inquiry into the effects of shifts in the visual field are motivated by her own experience with a degenerative eye condition.
The Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6847. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 2 hours of Continuing Education clock hours are available for this program. Partial credits are not available.
Join us for the PAATA Annual Membership Meeting December 5, 2021 11:00am-12:00pm via Zoom Immediately following our event with Joanna Groebel, MCAT, R-DMT, LPC
Click HERE to Register! *There is no cost to attend the Annual Membership Meeting* Join us for PAATA's Annual Membership Meeting via zoom immediately following the event! This is a great opportunity to find out exactly what the Board has been working on in the interest of you, fellow art therapists, the profession at large, and the community as a whole. We have exciting changes to our bylaws and updates from each board member, and we need your votes and voices to keep our organization growing!
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