• Creative Arts Therapists work with ALL ages, abilities, and populations!
  • CNNH offers Music, Art and Dance/Movement therapy sessions for individuals and groups.

Creative art therapies use various arts modalities and creative processes during intentional intervention in therapeutic, rehabilitative, community, or educational settings to foster health, communication, and expression; promote the integration of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social functioning; enhance self-awareness; and facilitate change. – National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations

Creative Arts Therapies

DMT: A Review of Mindfulness and its Applications in Schools for Students and Teachers
In this presentation, we will discuss the past decade of evidence based-research findings in utilizing mindfulness in schools to enhance awareness and self-regulation and methods for practice. “Personal training in mindfulness skills can increase teachers’ sense of well-being and teaching self-efficacy, as well as their ability to manage classroom behavior and establish and maintain supportive relationships with students” (Meiklejohn, et al.). Students benefits “include improvements in working memory, attention, academic skills, social skills, emotional regulation, and self-esteem, as well as self-reported improvements in mood and decreases in anxiety, stress, and fatigue” (Meiklejohn, et al.)

I Hear You: Music Therapy for People with ASD and other Communication Challenges
Disabilities advocate, Rosemary Crossley, said, “Not being able to speak is not the same as not having anything to say.” In this presentation, music therapist, Amanda Zorzi, MT-BC, will lead you to explore music as a means of human connection, music’s natural power of eliciting verbal communication, and music as a means of building social relationships.

The Healing Power of Art: Using Art in Treating Children with Anxiety and Other Concerns
Come join Registered Art Therapist Alexandra Back, MA, ATR discuss the uses and benefits of Art Therapy for addressing anxiety in individuals with developmental delays, ASD, Asperger’s, ADHD, and other neurological concerns. Learn about Art Therapy as a practice and the unique advantages of engagement in a Creative Arts Therapy, especially in relation to anxiety. Attendees will gain knowledge of the therapeutic process as well as how art-making specifically can be used to enhance and support self-awareness, improve coping strategies, and encourage an overall sense of well-being.

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