Workshops

If you are interested in attending a group/workshop, please email Cape Cod Art Therapy via the contact tab.  Include your name, the group of interest, and any questions.

Return to Neutral: Yoga For Emotional Self-Regulation

Part 1: An introduction

The ability to self-regulate. It is the process of not reacting to the stimuli of our environment, but rather taking a pause and allowing space to respond in a socially acceptable manner. This enables us to connect. This empowers us to be heard.

When we talk about utilizing yoga in a therapeutic manner, we are speaking to self-regulation and the nervous system. The inability to self-regulate is a component in symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and relationship issues.

In this workshop you will learn the specifics of why yoga is being increasingly integrated into healthcare settings and get an overview of how neuroscience is supporting the therapeutic benefits of a yoga practice. You will learn how to integrate self-regulation techniques and skills into your yoga practice.

Topics to include: introduction to the nervous system and the Vagus nerve, holding space and creating safety in your practice, introductory overview of emotional self-regulation, integration of yoga based philosophy and basic psychological theory

Sunday, November 3rd 1-3pm at Orleans Yoga

Limited to 15 people

$40, or $35 when purchased along with Part 2 (see below)

Sign up here: https://www.orleansyoga.com/events/return-to-neutral-yoga-for-emotional-self-regulation-part-1


Return to Neutral: Yoga for Emotional Self-Regulation

Part 2: Ask “Why?”

You have been practicing yoga for a while and you are noticing improvements in your emotional well-being. Why? You are a teacher, or completed a teacher training, and you are finding yourself asking, “why?” or seeking more knowledge about the practice beyond alignment, anatomy, and sequencing.

In group yoga classes there is not adequate time to go into the details of what is happening ‘behind the scenes’ in our practice. This workshop will explore the underlying principles of yoga that enables it to support our emotional well-being (in a more specific and detailed manner than part 1). When we understand ‘why?’ it allows us to integrate information in a more comprehensive manner and puts us in a position of empowerment. As teacher, when we assist students to understand the ‘why?’ we empower them to become more independent in the use of their yoga practice.

Topics to include: Exploration of the overlap of yoga philosophy and modern psychology, basic neuroscience (interoception, exteroception, proprioception), the Vagus nerve, Heart Rate Variability (HRV), principles of a trauma-informed practice including use of touch and development/maintenance of boundary

Appropriate for regular yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, mental health professionals and those working in the social services.

Sunday, November 17th 1-3pm at Orleans Yoga

Limited to 15

$40, or $35 when purchased along with Part 1 (see above)

Sign up here: https://www.orleansyoga.com/events/return-to-neutral-yoga-for-emotional-self-regulation-part-2


COMMUNITY Open Art Studio at Cape Cod Art Therapy

A community based studio environment in which participants explore the creative process in a safe and accessible manner.

The art therapist is present, and available, to assist in facilitating the creative process and to hold a safe space.

No interpretation. No art experience necessary. Materials provided.

7 people max, $15 for 1.5 hours (includes time for clean-up).

Location: 4205 State Hwy, Unit 4A (2nd floor), Eastham

If you are interested in this group, please contact us to discuss a time.


Personal Tarot

Stay tuned for upcoming dates at PLANT WORKSHOP in Orleans

Our personal journey consists of archetypes.  These archetypes are the stories, memories, themes, and characters that reside in our psyche.  They hold valuable information.  They can be a guide, a protector, a warrior, a temptress, or all the above.  Certain archetypes will present, at certain times.

The twenty-two major arcana of the tarot have been described as having archetypal significance.  They can be seen as a journey into the psyche.

In this workshop, we will create personal tarot cards highlighting an archetype that we want to call forth, or bring to light.

Workshop to include: guided imagery exercise, presentation of information related to archetypes and Jungian psychology, and time for art-making.  There will be enough structure and direction for individuals with hesitance around making art.


SACRED 

In the works, next one TBD

What do you hold sacred?

What do you want to bring to light?

A workshop focusing on creating personal shrines and mini altars through exploration of Jungian archetypes. To include a brief presentation and journaling activity to incite the creative process, followed by free time to create a personalized piece utilizing collage, mixed media, and found object.  Participants are encouraged to bring personal items to incorporate into their work.


I am a Warrior.

A 5-week art therapy and yoga group for females 12-15 yo.  A creative based workshop that integrates the practice and philosophy of yoga and the creative arts (and creative process) as a means to assist in the development of mindfulness, resilience, affect regulation, and the promotion of positive self-image.

In the process of organizing the next round.  If you are interested, please contact us. 


The Hero’s Journey

Stay tuned for upcoming dates

2-hr Open Level Yoga Workshop
Led by Sara Moran and Evan Kaigle

Join Sara and Evan for a special workshop at Orleans Yoga.

Based on the works of American philosopher Joseph Campbell, this workshop follows the arc of Departure, Initiation, and Return central to the concept of The Hero’s Journey.

Students participating in this workshop will embody the journey through classical yoga asana, pranayama, kundalini kriyas, Chinese qi gong techniques, and deep meditation. Expect a vigorous practice with creative sequencing, inspiring readings, and the cultivation of imaginative states.