Are there live components to the program? Not at this time. The program is self paces and online with continuous email and discussion group support. Coaching sessions are available for a reduced rate for 1:1 sessions.
What makes your program different from the other that I'm looking at? There are several differences in the programs. First is the qualifications of myself, the instructor. As of this writing, I know no one else who offers Mindful or Meditative Art programs that are at the doctoral level, a credentialed counselor with all of the extensive expressive arts and art therapy work I've accomplished as well as my certification credentials. Second, our program is based in MBSR and teaches components of that method. Third, the program is 250 hours, not a much shorter program.
Fourth, the resources you get are significantly more than the other programs. All these resources can be utilized with your clients and groups, they simply cannot be sold and the authors must be credited. Fifth, we have additional accreditations that the other programs do not and are designated a High Quality program. Sixth, you get a curriculum that helps you and facilitation support that is practical, creating program plans and lesson plans to use in the future. There are also significantly more expressive art making experience within the content of the program than with the other programs. These are the main differences.
Do you offer scholarships? On a limited bases depending on your situation. The limit is 100.00 off.
Do I need art experience or a background in art or mindfulness to complete this program? No. Not at all. This program teaches you how to develop your personal program as well.
Is your program trauma informed? Yes. It is more than trauma informed as it is trauma sensitive and based in trauma sensitive mindfulness and taught my myself who received Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness training from Dr. David Treleavan and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with multiple credentials and training from some of the world's top experts in trauma treatment and research. I've also studied and been involved in trauma education in multiple levels since 1999.
Does your program include yoga? Our program includes movement. So that means yes, there is some yoga, there are also different forms of contemplative movement.
Does your program focus only on art? No. The program is multi-modal, meaning that we incorporate music, all visual art methods, writing and movement. All activities have extensions into these areas.
Is your content repeated from your other course or subscription offerings? The only content that is repeated is 1 lesson from Art of the Breath and a Contemplative Watercolor Activity. ALL the remaining content is different from any of the other courses or subscriptions that we offer.
Do you provide refunds? We want you to have a great, supported experience, however due to the digital nature of the program, we do not offer refunds.
Is there a timeline to complete the program? No. Not at all and you get to keep the content for as long as you want.
Can I get CEU's if I am a therapist or substance abuse counselor? At this time no. We've been looking at how to do that through NAADAC and other bodies for substance abuse counselors for awhile and there just isn't a way they would credential the entire program due to the 250 clock hours as their programs are a maximum of 40. But we are looking at developing specific single workshops for CEU's through NAADAC coming up.
I'm an enrolled student from when the program was on Coursecraft. Is the content different from when it was there? Yes. There are significant updates to the curriculum and additional resources and art making experiences, so I recommend going through and taking a look.
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If I am a prior graduate can I still qualify for the IMMAAA credentialing? Yes. There should be no issue with that and it is free for the credentialing due to our agreement with them. You simply have to pay the renewal fee each year.
Does your program promote a specific religious or spiritual practice? No. It is energy inclusive acknowledging the science that has show energy is everywhere. We work with mindfulness which is not religious. Mindfulness is a tenant of Buddhism, however this program is educational not religious in nature. We do consider the program spiritual as it can, for many, connect you to something deep within your Sacred Self.
Does your program include Sound Healing Certification? No. While we use different modes of sound healing in select exercises, it is not a Sound Healing Certification program.