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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Friday, November 7 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
The Power of Storytelling: Memory, Myth, and Words that Heal

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ROOM 213

Engaged Storytelling is increasingly being recognized as an effective approach for working with trauma, illness, stress, and in palliative care. Why and how does story transform and empower?  This day will feature a kaleidoscope of conversations, stories, short films, and other methods that will identify best practices for storytelling, particularly by therapists and in therapeutic situations. Expect a dazzling feast of imagery and metaphor, rich with sharing and discovery. There will be time allotted for participants to “take the stage” as well.


Emily Nash, LCAT

Emily Nash, LCAT, is a drama therapist, psychotherapist, and group therapist. She has presented and implemented her work nationally and internationally, specializing in developing conscious community and creating healing dramas towards individual and collective growth and change. Along with Emily's colleague, Stephanie Wise, she has co-founded the Integrative Training Alliance, which offers trauma-informed training/supervisory mental health... Read More →

Laura Simms

Laura Simms is a storyteller, writer, and activist who advocates and models contemplative storytelling and mindfulness practices. She was a senior research fellow at The Peace Institute and Focus Wellness Initiative at Rutgers Univ. Laura teaches contemplative storytelling at the graduate school at Antioch Univ. and Cae Mabon, Wales and has a private practice in NYC. She directs The Center for Engaged Storytelling and is artistic director... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt Institute 144 W 14th St, New York, NY