Tending the Fire

A fire doesn’t just burn on its own forever. It needs fuel, oxygen and the right conditions. As helping professionals, our fire usually starts strong: we are passionate to give to others. Yet, we must also care for ourselves and cultivate the right conditions to continue to thrive, to have something to give—especially if we seek longevity in our careers. Rather than a “should and shouldn’t“ list, this course is designed to give you experiences in which you connect deeply to yourself. We use the arts to help you discover, remember, and clarify what you need to replenish yourself and to nourish your soul. We explore self-care and what it means to you through visual art, movement, drama, music, and poetry. Reflection and dialogue help us to see how these experiences inform keeping your fire going. No prior artistic experience is necessary.

Course dates: June 13, 2017 to August 22, 2017

Elizabeth Jacobowitz, MA, CMT

Elizabeth holds a Master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from the European Graduate School, as well as a Bachelor’s in Health and Exercise Science from Syracuse University. She studied massage and bodywork at IPSB College, accumulating more than 1,200 hours of training and concentrations in Sports Massage, Sensory Repatterning, Relational Somatics, and Somato-Emotional Integration. Elizabeth taught at IPSB College 2002-2016, she still teaches at the Life Energy Institute/IPSB-LA. She is fascinated with the mind-body connection and the way that both the arts and bodywork lead to the awakening of self. She has a private practice in Hillcrest using expressive arts and bodywork.

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