The Hero’s Journey: Crafting and Sharing the Personal Narrative (CE Credits & Clock Hours Available)
2400 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well being, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. The science is exciting and clear – self-compassion is good for us. The question is, how do we cultivate it?
Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. This course is experiential; you will get to try these practices yourself, which will deepen your understanding of them in order to best use them with clients. It will also deepen your capacity for self-compassion, which will undoubtedly make you more effective in your work with others.
10 CE credits available to Masters-level professionals, and 10 clock hours also available.
1. Students will gain an understanding of self as hero in the face of trauma and internalized oppression.
2. Students will use drama therapy experiential to gain an understanding of their story and personal cycles.
3. Students will learn to skillfully utilize the heroes journey to successfully engage treatment of adverse clients.
Leah Batty-Hibbs is working towards her PhD counseling education and Supervision with a creative arts therapy cognate. She graduated with a Masters in Drama Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University in 2015. She is a Drama Therapist and practicing Mental Health Professional with a specialty in working with traumatized children. She provides private practice counseling services to individuals, children, and groups in Kitsap County, Washington, in addition to working for Kitsap Mental Health Services. She has specialized training in crisis intervention and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). As an educational professional she has experience working with children and families within the school and foster care systems. She has over six years experience in mental health, which includes working with adults and children.
Cleopatra Bertelsen is working towards her PhD counseling education and Supervision with a creative arts therapy cognate. She graduated with a Masters in Drama Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University in 2015. She is currently working with adults living with severe and persistent mental illness at Community Psychiatric Clinic, and runs a Drama Therapy group, creative arts therapy group, and a people of color support group as well as seeing individual clients. In the summer of 2014 Cleopatra went to India through Antioch University to utilize Drama Therapy with Tibetan refugees, where she performed an original piece with Antioch Drama Therapy students and the Tibetan Institute for Performing Arts teacher trainees. While in India Cleopatra also worked using Drama Therapy with the Tibetan elders and displaced Indian children living in slum settlements. Cleopatra is the recipient of the Antioch University Board of Trustees Scholarship for exemplary students. Cleopatra graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 2001 with a BFA in Theatre/Original Works. Upon graduation from Cornish Cleopatra worked in Seattle at theatres including: Theater Schmeater, A Contemporary Theatre, Wooden O, Seattle Childrens Theater, and the Seattle Repertory Theatre, where she was nominated for a Princess Grace Award in 2003.