(Self-study, 12.0 CEs) Embracing the Feminine

8 Creative Arts Practices to Encourage the Feminine Aspect in Intimate Relationships.

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Applicable for Self Help and Mental Health professionals.

(12.0 Self-study, continuing education contact hours for LCATs in New York State.)

In a modern, fast-paced world, many women today experience a painful disconnect from the deep Feminine Spirit. Raised on psychologies that examine a woman's femininity as a reaction to a male paradigm, as opposed to her own inherent trajectory, we have become lost and unable to find our way back to center. This disconnect has created many problems, including failed or unhappy relationships, depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, diffuse sexual boundaries, and many more. Changing this situation requires a conscientious shift from outward striving towards inward receptivity.

Through 8 energetically-based, experiential exercises (including guided meditations, reading and writing assignments, movement activities, and art activities), you will learn how to reconnect to your feminine self and inhabit your queenly status. This will help you open up to embracing the abundance the universe is just itching to give you!

This course is broken up into 8 sessions and subject areas:

  1. Embracing Your Feminine Essence
  2. Three Archetypes for Understanding Femininity
  3. Invoking the Authentic Self
  4. Clearing and Blessing Past Traumas
  5. Healing the Feminine Wound
  6. Establishing Sexual Boundaries
  7. Receptivity and Release: The Feminine-Masculine Connection
  8. Limiting Beliefs and Quantum Love

Lessons consist of:

  • A written description
  • 1 Audio lecture
  • Guided Meditations
  • 1-2 Creative arts therapies directives and video tutorials (art or movement)

Participants of this event will be able to identify the following on a multiple choice quiz and learning assessment, which will be part of the course evaluation:

  • Identify the frequency with which women experience depression, in the United States, and rates of sexual violence against women, across the globe.
  • Identify the correct definition of “archetypes,” according to Carl Jung’s Complex Theory.
  • Identify the correct descriptions of three female archetypes.
  • Identify the definition of energetic “titration” as it applies to trauma recovery.
  • Identify the three core principles of Quantum Physics and their impact on self-determination and reality testing.
  • Identify at least three mindfulness-based creative arts therapies directives in working with traumatized women.

In purchasing this course, you will receive one lesson "dripped" each day, until all lessons have been released. Once you have received all course material, you will have access whenever you want, for all time!

If you are interested in continuing education contact hours...

This course is currently offering 12.0 self-study, continuing education contact hours, for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists in New York State.

In order to obtain these contact hours you will need:

  • To complete all Lesson modules (there is a tracking system that monitors if you watched all lectures to their completion and opened all lesson modules, etc.).
  • To complete a course evaluation through Survey Monkey.
  • To complete a graded learning assessment (you must answer at least 75% of the questions correctly; this score will trigger the release of your certificate by email).

A reminder about self-study and continuing education:

For LCATs in New York State, a self-study course can only equal 1/3 of the required contact hours for your license renewal. So, if your license renews in three years, you will require 36 continuing education contact hours, thus a maximum of 12 of those hours can be self-study. The rest of your contact hours must be live events.

If you have any problems or technical difficulties, please contact Briana MacWilliam at [email protected]

Briana MacWilliam, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0014.

Briana MacWilliam, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0224.

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Your Instructor

R. Mukherjee LMHC & B. MacWilliam LCAT
R. Mukherjee LMHC & B. MacWilliam LCAT

Romona earned her Masters in Education, Emphasis in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College Columbia University. She is also a certified yoga instructor and currently teaches yoga and meditation at Reflections Center for Conscious Living.

As a therapist, Romona specializes in mindfulness based psychotherapy, utilizing a blend of eastern wisdom practices with western psychology and theory to create a space for releasing old wounds, healing beyond them, and expanding one’s sense of self. She worked extensively with trauma providing therapy to women and children survivors of domestic violence at Sanctuary for Families in New York City. After leaving Sanctuary, she spent time working internationally with an NGO called Kolkata Sanved in West Bengal, India which provides dance movement therapy to street children who were trafficked into sex or domestic labor.

At present she works with adults who suffer from mood disorders, grief, trauma, and relationship conflicts in private practice. Her approach infuses the practice of meditation, breath, and somatic awareness techniques alongside insight oriented talk therapy. In her years of working in the field, she has found the practice of mindfulness to be tremendously effective in bridging the fragmented and dissociated state individuals experience after suffering loss or trauma.

After receiving her master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute in 2006, and subsequently my license and board certification, Briana worked with a variety of populations that struggle with such issues as acute mental illness, HIV, addiction, homelessness, trauma, and relationship issues. She has worked in inpatient, outpatient, school-based, and community-based settings, and have been the director of the Creative Arts Therapies programs at Hartley House and the Women’s Health Center for Housing Works, Inc.

Most recently, Briana spent four years as a research coordinator at the Amen Clinics Inc., an agency focused on using brain scans and SPECT technology to provide accurate diagnosis and integrative treatment for mental health problems, poor nutrition, and other obscure conditions. Dr. Amen has been a guest on CNN, PBS, Dr. Oz, Entertainment Television, Dr. Phil, The View, TedX, Rachel Ray, Larry King, and more. To learn more about The Amen Method, which focuses on the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of life and treatment, click here. To take an online brain health assessment,click here.

Currently, in addition to private practice, Briana is a professor for Pratt Institute’s Graduate Creative Arts Therapies Department, where she teaches personality development, thesis research, and clinical supervision. Writing, drawing, and painting have always been her passion, and she strongly believes in the curative powers of the creative process.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. If, however, you have received a continuing education certificate, no refund will be awarded.

Briana MacWilliam, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0014.

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