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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Saturday, November 8 • 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Multimodal Expressive Arts Therapies for Disordered Eating & Healthy Body Image

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ROOM 711

Whether you buy into it or not, the myth (and necessity) of the "perfect body" is everywhere.  And from the diet industry to digital image manipulations in the media, we are constantly sold on the idea that wealth, love, and happiness can be found "if only we..." This half-day,  primarily experiential workshop will present approaches for assisting clients in examining core beliefs, establish meaningful goals for health and well-being, improve body image, and nurture self-esteem. Participants will learn techniques to provide empathy and safety; exercises to help the client recognize how core beliefs affect body image; methods of enactment, tableaus, and metaphors to move the client beyond limiting stereotypes and disordered ways of eating; and uses of art and song creation to establish and affirm new goals for healing and wellness. Everyone welcome — these approaches are valuable for using with most clients, whether or not these symptoms are pronounced.


Jenn Friedman, BA

Jenn Friedman is a musician, composer, author and eating disorder recovery advocate. She has shared her work in the recovery of eating disorders through workshops, discussion and performance at hospitals, schools, and recovery events, and has organized support groups and programs live and on the web.

Nancy Sondag, MA, RDT/BCT, LCAT, CDP

Nancy Sondag, MA, RDT/BCT, LCAT, CDP is a Registered Drama Therapist and Board Certified Trainer. She has over 20 years of experience in teaching, training, and mentoring students, teachers and therapists, and developing creative arts education and therapy programs for NYC public schools, HIV/AIDS wards, obesity clinics, community colleges, universities, and nursing homes. Ms. Sondag is an adjunct professor at Kansas State University and... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY