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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Saturday, November 8 • 4:10pm - 5:30pm
How Art & Music Therapies Guide the Journey toward Life’s End

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"How can you do that?" is a comment frequently heard by hospice workers when they speak about their work. This workshop is intended to address the many questions people have about what hospice work entails (and what it does not), as well as its benefits for patients, family members, caregivers, and staff. It will include specifics on how creative art therapies, with an emphasis on art and music, are applied to enrich the experience of both patients and therapists. Participants will engage in an experiential Reiki exercise followed by a directive that invites them to explore and express personal challenges and ways they might access their own healing powers for inner strength and resolution.


Thomas J. Biglin, Jr., MA, MT-BC

Thomas J. Biglin, Jr., MA, MT-BC, works as a music therapist with the palliative care team in the Department of Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He received his master’s degree in music therapy from New York University and his bachelor’s from the University of Pennsylvania. Tom co-authored a chapter in the book, Music and Medicine: Integrative Models in the Treatment of Pain, published by Satchnote Press in affiliation with... Read More →
avatar for Mary B. Safrai, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC

Mary B. Safrai, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC

Private Practice, Healing Arts Brought Home
Mary B. Safrai, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC, is an art therapist and Reiki practitioner who works primarily with hospice and palliative care patients, their families, caregivers, and staff through her private practice, Healing Arts Brought Home, and with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Palliative and Hospice Care. Her work with hospice patients is documented in a case history entitled “Art Therapy in Hospice: A Catalyst to Insight and Healing... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY