Expressive Arts Therapy
Group Starting 8th May 2023
This new and exciting 10 session program will be headed by Sarah Beth Solomont and will train participants in different modalities to help in their client’s therapeutic process.
In order to develop the capacity to maintain presence in a therapeutic relationship, we are required to continuously and honestly examine our inner landscape as a prerequisite to exploring someone else’s. Seemingly, this helps avoid confusing our own processes with our client’s.
With the expressive or creative therapies, we need to be aware of the parallel between the artistic and therapeutic processes as a basis for our collective professional identity.
A unique gift that the expressive therapies offer is a willingness to ask questions rather than give the answers; and to linger in uncertainty while the client’s imagination tells it’s vital story.
The primary aim of this course is to give you opportunities for exposure, exploration and experimentation in many expressive modalities, by understanding how your feeling relationship connects and is expressed through the creative process of you and your classmates. This is done with the belief that learning, healing and growth can occur within the realm of relationships and connectedness. Through the arts, we are able to make clearer the connecting thread between inner and outer.
Include 2 sessions on sandtray therapy!
Sarah Beth Solomont
About The Lecturer: Sarah Beth received her Masters degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1997. Since making Aliyah in 2003, Sarah Beth has been using her creative gifts to facilitate psychological healing and deeper self-understanding by means of art, play, and other forms of self expression. She has worked successfully with individuals and groups; of children, teens and adults; including organizing and co-facilitating interactive theater programs for Anglo teens and their parents. Sarah Beth has led several training workshops in Expressive Arts Therapy for NEFESH and the Family Institute at Neve Yerushalayim. Sarah Beth is a graduate of the Family Institute at Neve Yerushalayim, and is currently training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Sarah Beth maintains a private practice in Ramat Bet Shemesh, Jerusalem and Chashmonaim.