Expressive Arts Training

Expressive Art Facilitation Training Certification

Begins: April 23, 2022
Registration: OPEN

Please join us for our NEW 2022 Expressive Arts Facilitation Program, beginning on April 23, 2022. During this training, you will be learning the theory and practice of Expressive Arts for healing and self-discovery. This is a nine-month training program in the use of expressive arts in various venues and with different populations. This training program is an experientially-based program. We will be exploring different theoretical models as well as practical applications of expressive arts in different fields of work.  

This program is designed for participants to gain both professional and personal growth. It is ideal for therapists, coaches, teachers,s, and healers, who are looking for a multi-modal, non-verbal approach to enhance their practice.  

This program is a Hybrid Program that allows our students to take this training either online via Zoom or In-Person at our Studio in Carlsbad, CA. Please email us with any questions you may have about the training or its applications.
Mindfulness Therapy/Coaching Certificate
This Certificate is a combination of Mindfulness Practices woven into the Expressive Arts Training to provide you with the tools necessary to confidently work with clients. You learn how to be fully present for them and provide them with training based in personal empowerment and wellness. 


Expressive Arts Therapy is a multi-modal approach to healing, self-actualization, social healing, and collaboration.
It incorporates a combination of Art, Music, Movement, Writing to help in a multitude of areas, personally, socially, and globally.
In my Expressive Arts Training, I also combine SandTray World Play Coaching and MARI (Mandala Assessment Research Inventory) training.  
Each weekend will be a balanced combination of didactic information combined with experiential exercises designed to put into practice the information for that module. Exercises will revolve around how the arts create healing for the body, mind, emotions, and Soul. Additionally, we will look at how the arts can be used with various populations in different venues.
Weekends will be held in Carlsbad CA.
At the Live Your Art Studio on Saturdays and Sundays 9-5 PM. We will meet one weekend per month for 10 months.

Expressive Art Facilitation Training Certification

Begins: April 23, 2022
Cost: $3800.00

Training Overview

April 23, 2022 ~ Creativity & the Body/Mind/Spirit

  • Creativity and the Brain
  • The Creative Process 
  • Mindfulness
  • Embodiment 
  • Trauma & Expressive Arts


MAY 21, 2022 ~ Visual Arts as a Multi-Modal Approach

  • Color Theory
  • Language of Image
  • Symbols
  • Touch on Archetypes


JUN 23, 2022 ~ Music as a Multi-Modal Approach

  • Music: Lyrics Analysis, Musical Games
  • VocalToning
  • Music and Art (Paint to Music)
  • Sound & Frequency for Healing


July, 23, 2022 ~ Dance Movement As a Multi-Modal Approach

  • Dance / Movement Theories & Practice
  • Authentic Movement
  • Body Poses & Postures for Healing


Aug. 20, 2022 ~.  Creative Writing And the Expressive Arts

  • Fairytale, Myth, Archetypes
  • Hero’s Journey
  • Poetry & Journaling
  • Creative Writing

SEPT 24, 2022
 ~. Weaving for Wellness

  • Weaving techniques for wellness
  • Healing doll Making
  • Matchbox Monsters
  • Prayer (Affirmation) Sticks


OCT 29, 2022 ~ Transpersonal Expressive Arts

  • Spirituality & Expressive Arts
  • Chakra Art & Dance 
  • Mindfulness Meditation and Expressive Arts
  • Somatic Therapy & Expressive Arts


NOV 19, 2022 ~  Working with Different Populations

  • Special Populations (Homelessness, Eating Disorders, Anx & Dep,)
  • Children & Adolescents
  • Wellness Populations
  • Group Dynamics, Creative Corporate & Employee Enrichment
  • Schools, Communities


DEC 17, 2022 ~ Business of Expressive Arts

  • Legal & Ethical
  • Business (Business Cards, Brochures, Write up their philosophy, Ideal Client)
  • Social Media & Advertising (FB, Linkedin, Instagram)
  • Finding your own Expressive Arts Identity and Ideal Population 


Included in the Training

  • All Art Materials and other Materials needed for training
  • Expressive Arts Training Manuel
  • Group Workbook

Supervision Meeting
 - Meeting via GoTo Meeting; Six (3) one-hour long supervision meetings after the training to provide a gathering where participants can:
  • Check-in and Consult
  • Ask Questions
  • Share Stories and Case Studies
  • Get support and feedback from Group and Supervisor

Private Facebook Page
  • A private FB page for your training group will be included in this program. This FB page will be a safe confidential place where participants can meet in-between weekends to have ongoing support and interaction. This facebook page will be monitored by the instructor. During the month people can share their work and ask questions get feedback and collaborate.
*Expressive Arts Training Manuel will be included in the training.

Who will you learn to use the arts to help?

You will learn how to work with:
  • Adults
  • Children & Adolescents
  • Creative Aging
  • Employee Enrichment
  • Community Building
  • Systems Theory
You will learn about how the creative process is used to help deal with:
  • Emotional Issues: Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Physical Issues: Chronic Pain
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Parenting & Childhood issues
  • Clinical work
  • Skill Building
  • Transformational Healing

And also how to use the arts for:
  • Motivation
  • Relaxation
  • Goal Direction
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Enrichment
  • Leadership
  • Creative Enrichment

Who is this program for?
  • ANYONE who wants to use the creative process and the arts for personal healing and personal growth
  • ANYONE who would like to include the arts in what you do in the world.
  • ANYONE who would like to incorporate the Expressive Arts into their Counseling Practice
  • Whether you are in the Therapeutic Community, the Corporate world, the Educational world, or simply want to learn to incorporate the arts into your world and the world of others.
*This certificate program is a 9-month course. We will be meeting one weekend per month. At the end of this training, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how the arts are used for healing with a variety of populations in multiple settings, facilitating creative journeys in your world.
What is a Mindfulness-based Expressive Arts Therapy/Coaching Certificate?

It is a combination of Mindfulness practices woven into the Expressive Arts Training to provide the trainee with tools of how to work with clients being fully present for them and providing them with training based on personal empowerment and wellness.

Expressive Art Facilitation Training Certification

Begins: April 23, 2022
Cost: $3800.00


Yvette Lyons, Ph.D. | 760-805-5556 |
Carla Bittencourt, M.A. | 619-408-4413 |
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