Possibility and the Creative Switch: The EAT’s Role in Engaging Non-Creatives 2020

Possibility and the Creative Switch: The EAT’s Role in Engaging Non-Creatives with Jodi Gonzales ATR, NCC, RYT200
Have you ever tried to present your services, only to receive a blank stare followed closely by the phrase “I can’t make art”? How many times have you been told by someone that they’re “Not Creative”?

In an engaging and lighthearted presentation, Jodi Gonzales ATR, NCC, RYT200 will explore the leadership roles inherent to being an Expressive Art Therapist. Specifically, she will address how to outreach to clients (and populations) who define themselves as non-creative, or who think that expressive arts therapy is not relevant for their personal development. Further, she will ask participants to consider “What is Possible” when society gives itself permission to open to its creative potential.

Gonzales weaves classical yoga teachings and expressive arts therapy into the inquiry. Through embodiment and creative exploration, participants will explore their own emotional blocks and beliefs surrounding work with ‘non-creatives’; they will connect with their source passion for being an expressive arts professional; and they will learn how to be more effective in making the benefits of expressive arts therapy accessible to people who think they can’t make art.

This presentation is suitable for students, and practitioners who want to (a) broaden their audience, (b) become more effective in engaging their communities, and (c) advocate for the expressive arts therapy profession.

Worker Track
Saturday, March 28, 2020
2:15 – 6PM
3 CEs
Room 212
Presentation #72

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