About the Program
Become a Trauma Sensitive Mindful Meditative Art Facilitator and Life Coach
A mindful and meditative expressive arts facilitator is someone who leads mindfulness and meditative practices, combining them with art making that creates a sense of mindfulness or moving meditation. The Foundations of this Online Mindful and Meditative Art Facilitator and Coach Certification Program, includes 250 hrs of Trauma-informed Expressive Arts and Mindfulness practices form a certified mindfulness teacher, licensed art teacher and therapist and clinical trauma professional who possesses extensive work in expressive arts therapy and facilitation. Facilitators can work with small or large groups and 1:1. With life coaching training, it enhances your ability to coach your clients into even deeper levels of connecting with themselves.
Mindful Expressive Arts embody visual art, music, performing arts, narrative art, dance and film and the process takes you through a format for running groups that incorporates a variety of methods of mindfulness, meditation and breathwork. Courses are expressive arts based incorporating music, poetry, film, drama, dance, etc. The program explores how to facilitate groups in workshops of self discovery, intuitive processes and well as meditative and mindfulness based art making. Art has it's own language and speaks volumes in that language when words cannot be found. Including the expressive arts of writing, movement and music deepen the practice. This program has focused strongly on expressive art, but also includes instruction on how to use writing, music and movement with it.
It is process oriented, meaning it is expressive, intuitive and allows and focuses more on the process involved in making the art than the end product.
You will be taught how to make your mindful and meditative art practices trauma sensitive, the basic fundamentals of understanding how trauma impacts the brain, core elements of the ACE study, it's impact on the body, be introduced to historical and intergenerational trauma and learn the therapeutic benefit of a trauma sensitive mindful and meditative arts practice.
This is a one of a kind program that does not exist currently anywhere else. We are the only Mindful and Meditative Art program accredited by all three accrediting bodies and have been awarded the designation from the International Mindful and Meditative Art Accreditation Association as a Highly Qualified Program.
Expressive Arts Facilitators might be intuitive/expressive artists, counselors, academics, psychologists, social workers, teachers, nurses, yogi's, mindfulness teachers and practitioners, wellness coaches, youth group leaders and other helping professionals, such as non-profit workers and volunteers.
Some facilitators of workshops have a knack for just knowing how to support people who are in their workshops. Others have never been in front of individuals in a workshop setting before, leading a workshop and need guidance. Some come to this work as intuitive healers and wise souls. Either way, if you have been drawn here, it is for a reason and we hope your path opens you to the abundance and jewels of the universe. You can even just go through the training to learn new things for yourself!
No art experience is required. No degree is required. This is not artmaking for a product to sell, to look good or to go on a wall. It can of course, but the entire purpose is using art to connect to your inner self, your soul, the universe, God, Creator. To honor the energy that runs through us and around us. To learn to listen to our inner self, develop our intuition and to learn to play and let go. Creating together on individual and collective art projects connect individuals coming together in community.
Complete the content at your own pace. Complete the practice logs, the written workshop lesson plans and the facilitation practices as well as the other core courses for this certification and you will be ready to lead your own workshops, consult with individual clients or start your own mindful art business.
The program is accredited through the Complimentary Therapists Accreditation Association (as a Mindfulness, Meditation or Art Therapist (UK only) the International Mindfulness and Meditation Alliance (as a Meditation or Mindfulness Teacher) and the International Mindfulness and Meditative Art Accreditation Association. We provide quality instruction and the necessary training to gain the CIMAP, CIMAF/CIMAT, RMACP or RMAT designations for all our graduates. Graduates of the program are waived the initial application fee for their designation with application and a signed code of ethics. Renewal fees are required to be paid by the student. Learn about IMMAAA Accreditation and Credentialing here.