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I’ve been asked to train trainers in Egypt, Kenya, and India in 2018. I’m incredibly excited and honored. Working with the arts and with Playback Theatre has always been the powerful bones of my work.

In January 2018,  sponsored by The Global Alliance for Africa, a non-profit in Chicago Illinois, I’ll join several arts-based therapists working with artists, therapists, and gaasaf4community advocates who are aiding orphans in Karen, a town outside Nairobi. We’ll be in conversation with local professionals as we learn about their work, understand their needs, and share ideas. It is everyone’s expectation that the arts-based tools we share will greatly benefit workshop attendees, enhancing their effectiveness as therapists and educators, and enriching both their work and ours. In this work teachers and participants are all both facilitators and learners.For more information on GAA and their work:  Global Alliance for Africa

Educators and therapists around the world have expressed a great hunger to learn arts-based tools that support clients and address complex issues such as trauma. In my last trip to India in a psychodrama for Playback practitioners, we heard stories about DSC04302strength and resilience of people who experienced deep violence. I expect to support in creating this kind of safe container again, when I go back to Bangalore in June 2018 to work with the Actors Collective and Yours Truly Playback Theatre troupes both renowned and awarded companies.

And, in March, Im very excited to be working with Ben Rivers at the Dawar Arts Center 23000157_372336273178874_211023708324059649_oin Cairo, Egypt.The Dawar Arts Community in Cairo, Egypt has invited me to facilitate two trainings. Directed by Ben Rivers, Dawar “utilities participatory theatre, therapeutic drama and other arts-based processes for healing, dialogue and societal transformation from the grassroots up.” I’ll be working with therapists, caregivers, and other professionals seeking ways to integrate the expressive arts into their projects, practices, and communities. The first training will explore issues related to burnout using narrative therapy and the expressive arts; the second is an overall introduction to the potential and practices of expressive arts therapy field.

 

Because I volunteer much of what I do, I need to fundraise for travel. Please feel free to check out current fundraising project at FundMyTravel  Many hearts and hands can help, and if you donate, you can become part of  my travels too.No donations are too small. Thank you in advance!

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