Upon successful completion of all required sessions, you will be eligible to receive certification as a Dancing Mindfulness instructor on behalf of Dr. Jamie Marich and her training organization, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness:
- This certification can be used as verification of your training to facilitate classes in Dancing Mindfulness at whatever venues are within your scope of experience; see Dr. Marich privately for questions about appropriateness of venue for facilitators.
- Although one cannot stop you from teaching others how to teach Dancing Mindfulness, you are not authorized to certify others on behalf of Dr. Marich & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness at this time. See the details in the back of the manual about the affiliate program that would allow you to do this.
- If you miss any of the sessions for any reason, it is your responsibility to make up sessions with Dr. Marich on a private basis; fees may apply depending on distance traveled and scheduling accommodations; see Dr. Marich privately with questions.
- Certification in Dancing Mindfulness does not include any insurance or malpractice accommodations at this time; you are responsible for procuring these benefits if you see fit. More information on options for purchasing malpractice insurance at a low cost is available in the "Resources" section of the manual
- Dancing Mindfulness and the Institute for Creative Mindfulness are organizational members of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and you may be able to apply your Dancing Mindfulness training hours towards certification as a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist or Consultant if you qualify for these credentials. For information about the Institute for Creative Mindfulness' full training in expressive arts therapy, click HERE to visit our main site.
Continuing Education Objectives
After completing this workshop training, Expressive Arts Therapy Module A (which fulfills requirements for the Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator Certification), participants will be able to:
- Define mindfulness from several different perspectives and explain how movement practices can fit the definition of mindfulness.
- List the seven primary qualities of mindful living as described by Jon Kabat-Zinn and explain how these relate to human wellness.
- Discuss the seven elements of the Dancing Mindfulness practice as an expressive arts therapy framework (i.e., breath, sound, body, mind, spirit, story, and fusion) and how each of the elements can be used to practice the qualities of mindful living and align with other clinical applications of mindfulness
- Identify at least three elements of psychotherapeutic approaches that appear in Dancing Mindfulness (e.g., Gestalt, psychodrama, mindfulness, movement/dance therapy, coping skills/breath work/somatic therapy, EMDR/bilateral reprocessing).
- Describe the benefits of a movement-based, holistic practice for emotional healing.
- Define what it means to be a trauma-sensitive professional, discussing how to keep a group of people safe, either in a community or clinical setting, while doing movement work, and describing triphasic (three-stage) model of trauma treatment.
- Explain the rationale of accessing body-based coping as optimal for recovery and wellness.
- Facilitate a group of individuals in the Dancing Mindfulness practice.
- Describe the subtle differences between facilitating Dancing Mindfulness in community versus clinical settings and apply them accordingly.
- Explain how dancing and other movement-based or spiritually-based practices found in the community qualify as "coping skills" for recovery and wellness.
- Articulate how engaging in movement-based wellness programs like Dancing Mindfulness can promote one's own sense of self-care as a professional.
- Present the benefits of a practice like Dancing Mindfulness in your community to yoga studio owners, clinical/program directors, etc.
- Articulate the basic tenets of expressive arts therapy as a multi-modal approach to healing and discuss how Dancing Mindfulness fits into this paradigm; develop programs of implementation in clinical or community settings accordingly.
Expressive Arts Therapy Module A: Principles of Mindfulness, Movement, and the Expressive Arts (Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator Training) is approved for 14.5 CE Credits by the American Psychological Association and the Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. For More information on continuing education approvals offered by the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, please click HERE