Restorative Embodiment™ and Expressive Arts Practitioner Certificate

THIS IS NOT A COURSE. IT IS A CERTIFICATE PROGRAM. THE $75 FEE COVERS THE COST OF ISSUING YOUR CERTIFICATE ONCE YOU COMPLETE THE REQUIRED SIX COURSES. The cost of the certificate depends on which courses you decide to complete from the list of requirements (see below).

Many of you have been taking our sensory-based, somatically-oriented expressive arts therapy courses and live webinars. As we continue to develop the Institute and our content, we want to offer those of you who have completed a body of practice that reflects our approach and values-- the restorative embodiment that we believe comes about through expressive arts therapy and related approaches. In order to begin your portfolio of classes to qualify for your Restorative Embodiment and Expressive Arts Practitioner Certificate, register now. You can complete the courses at your own pace, there is no time limit.

Register for and Complete the Following Six Courses

Go at Your Own Pace and Combine Live and Online Study. We offer these courses each year and plan to make some of the Live Webinars into home study courses in the next year.

  • Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Foundation Course (online home study) OR Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level One Live Webinar Series or Live In-Person Training

  • Circle of Capacity Live Webinar Series (Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level Two)

  • Restorative Attachment™: Expressive Arts Approaches for Regulation and Relationship OR Restorative Attachment™: Expressive Arts and Sensory Processing as Neurodiversity Affirming Practices

  • Body-Based Approaches and Expressive Arts Therapy Online Home Study Course

  • Any One of the Following: Equine-Assisted Expressive Arts Therapy Live Training OR Annual Live Training at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu New Mexico OR Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy Live Webinar Series OR Advanced Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy Live Webinar Series

  • Choose Anyone of the Following Live Webinars: Bilateral Stimulation (BLS) and Sensorimotor Expressive Arts Therapy Live Webinar Series OR Expressive Arts Therapy, EMDR, and Sensory Integration: Grounding, Resourcing, and Grounding Live Webinar Series

Express It to Address It!

The Core of Restorative Embodiment!


With great respect for our colleague Daniel Siegel, MD, who coined the phrase, "name it to tame it," we believe that words are not the only form of healing and restoration. The expressive arts and sensory-based expression are powerful forms of communication. And many of us do not have words to "name it," especially after trauma or if we are neurodiverse in our capacities. This where we find "restorative embodiment"-- through multiple forms of expression that are not necessarily language-driven.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Program

If you have any additional questions, please reach out by email!

  • How long do I have to complete the Restorative Embodiment certificate program?

    There is no time limit on completion.

  • Is there any additional required reading or assignments?

    No, there are no additional requirements.

  • Is there any additional continuing education or professional development hours associated with this program?

    No. This is a certificate to show that you have completed coursework in Restorative Embodiment and Expressive Arts Therapy. We hope this certificate will be helpful to you in demonstrating to employers and the public that you have specialized knowledge in this area of practice.

  • When can I register for this certificate program?

    You can begin at any time, even if you have not completed any of the required coursework. We recommend that you register as soon as possible because the requirements may change in the future.

  • Who can participate in this program?

    Psychotherapists, counselors, expressive arts therapists, creative arts therapists, play therapists, coaches, educators, body workers, arts and healthcare facilitators, and other professionals in mental health, healthcare, education, coaching, and more. You may also want to check out the EXAT (Expressive Arts Therapist, Trauma-Informed) and EXA-CE (Consultant Educator) programming on our site.

Certificate Site Will Be Available by May 15th

You will be able to complete the certificate checklist on site and receive your certificate of completion after this date. We are looking forward your participation!

The Seven Principles of Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy

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