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Welcome to Creative Therapy Umbrella! This podcast is dedicated to helping therapists support the well-being and mental health of children through the creative arts. You will hear a variety of interviews with creative arts therapists, expressive therapists, and child specialists who focus on supporting infant and child mental health. Digging this content? There's a lot more in our monthly newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.creativetherapyumbrella.com/newsletter/

Creative Therapy Umbrella Kate Shannon

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 34 Ratings

Welcome to Creative Therapy Umbrella! This podcast is dedicated to helping therapists support the well-being and mental health of children through the creative arts. You will hear a variety of interviews with creative arts therapists, expressive therapists, and child specialists who focus on supporting infant and child mental health. Digging this content? There's a lot more in our monthly newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.creativetherapyumbrella.com/newsletter/

    #110- Creative legacies and healthy selfishness with the Creative Dementia Collective

    #110- Creative legacies and healthy selfishness with the Creative Dementia Collective

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    This episode features three wonderful women who have created a wonderful service and experience for people living with dementia. As truly holistic approach, you'll hear about their experience in guiding people living with dementia as well as their families, staff, and care teams. Take a listen to hear more about healthy selfishness, important for all care team members and helping professionals in general!







    About The Creative Dementia Collective:We are three passionate millennial women who have extensive experience in the senior care industry.  Our experience has shown us where the gaps and needs are for people living with dementia and their loved ones.  We saw the need for real and tangible support which, oftentimes, is not available to them through larger, more institutional organizations. 







    The need for additional, deeper support and resources remains a real and ongoing concern, and we created The Collective to address and support these needs as well as to work toward normalizing, not stigmatizing people living with dementia.  Our people-first approach to creatively caring for our clients and their loved ones allows us to build relationships, create much needed educational opportunities and bring awareness to the people behind the disease.







    Links:Website: CreativeDementiaCollective.comInstagram: instagram.com/cCeativeDementiaCollectiveFacebook: facebook.com/CreativeDementiaCollective







    Learn more about Kaylee's Story, Jael's Story, and Erin's Story







    Find a music therapist at cbmt.org







    Check out more info about art therapy at Arttherapy.org















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    • 1 hr 12 min
    #109- On Mute.

    #109- On Mute.

    Our podcast goes on mute once every three months to de-center our voice and instead raise importance Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, People of Color, Disabled, Neurodivergent, and LGBTQA+ voices in our community.







    Please follow, donate, celebrate, and/or support who you learn from below !







    SUGGESTED MEDIA:Open Letter to the Music Therapy Community on Justice and Equity by Dr. Natasha Thomas and Dr. Marisol Norris EVENTS/TRAININGSIntro to Anti-Ableism through Music Therapy Academy Confronting Racism, Discrimination and Othering: Perspectives from Around the World through the William Alanson White Institute







    PEOPLE TO FOLLOWDecolonizing the music roomBlack Creative Arts Therapy Black Creative Healing Black Music Therapy NetworkDisability ReframedDisability VisibilityLatinxTherapyLatinx Social Work Indigenizing Arts EdMentally LGBTQ







    PODCAST EPISODE SUGGESTIONS: Necessary Expressions: Allowing Black Pain Into Therapeutic Spaces from the Chronicles of a Play Therapist with Althea T. SimpsonUnderstanding Play Therapy Interventions for Black Children Affected By Racial Trauma with Arron Muller, LMSW from Chronicles of a Play Therapist with Althea T. SimpsonDear Asian Americans PodcastDisability and the Arts: How can we make the Arts Accessible for Patrons? from Disarming DisabilityDisability Basics: What are the Intersections of Race and Disability? from Disarming DisabilityDisability and the Arts: What are the Barriers for Professional Artists? from Disarming DisabilityCode Switch – Finding ‘A Perfect Match’The Accessible Stall Disability After DarkStill Processing PodcastLGBTQ&AYOUTUBE CONTENT SUGGESTIONS:Creative Vibes Music Therapy – The Untold History of Music TherapyCreative Vibes Music Therapy – Racial Inequity in Music Therapy ARTICLES/BOOKS"Ignoring The History Of Anti-Asian Racism Is Another Form Of Violence" article by Connie Wun"How to support Asian American colleagues amid the recent wave of anti-Asian violence" by Jennifer LiuAnti-Racist Resource Guide by Victoria AlexanderAnti-Racist Resource List Deaf Culture and Community The Deaf Community Challenges that still exist for the Deaf Celebrating National Deaf Awareness Month (AND ALL YEAR LONG!)The Milan Conference: When Sign Language Was Almost DestroyedDONATEHate Is A Virus - Raising $1 MILLION to give back to local and national community organizations that are providing pivotal services and programs for our community. This includes programs related to mental health, better protections for our elderly, AAPI representation, solidarity-building and more. -Also you can donate to many of the content creators above!!!















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    • 8 min
    #108- Healing through movement and connecting to the body with Tamara Nazon, MA

    #108- Healing through movement and connecting to the body with Tamara Nazon, MA

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    Learn more about The Umbrella Community or watch this video to get a sneak peek of being a member!







    In this episode, Tamara talks with us about how movements, creative movement, and dance can reconnect us back to our minds and bodies. She describes how we can use creative movement and body connection in our sessions to support clients as well as how to use that connection for ourselves as therapists! Take a listen and enjoy!







    Tamara Nazon is a Dance Movement Therapist and dancer from Montreal, Canada, whose mission is to help people cultivate psychological, emotional, and physical transformation through movement. Putting the body and movement at the center of the therapeutic process, she uses a combination of creative movement, psycho-somatic techniques, and movement analysis to guide people into connecting with the deepest parts of themselves, and tap into the healing power of their bodies. Tamara's clinical experience includes working with children, artists,  immigrant populations, people suffering from eating disorders, and people suffering from chronic pain.  Tamara is part of the Inclusivity, Diversity, Accessibility, and Equity (IDEA) committee of the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Canada. She is also the founder of the Healing Dance Class and Power & Flow technique, where she mixes her love for dance, movement, and healing in creative exploratory workshops.  Tamara is passionate about helping mental health professionals find creative ways to embrace and integrate the power of the body in their own practice and connect to their inner mover!







    Follow Tamara on Instagram or check out her YouTube! Check out her website here!







    Email Tamara at tamara@danceandmovementtherapy.com or nazontamara@gmail.com















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    • 1 hr 4 min
    #107- Eating Disorders and Polyvagal Theory with Rachel Seller, LPC/MHSP (Temp)

    #107- Eating Disorders and Polyvagal Theory with Rachel Seller, LPC/MHSP (Temp)

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    Learn more about The Umbrella Community or watch this video to get a sneak peek of being a member!







    In this episode, Rachel talks about the ins and outs of eating disorders, recovery, the basics of polyvagal theory, diet culture, and more. Through this discussion Rachel shares ways that she integrates Polyvagal theory into her own practice and what she has learned utilizing this theory as a therapist and human. Take a listen and enjoy!







    Rachel Sellers is currently on the road to licensure as a mental health counselor with a focus on young adults and adolescents through both private practice and The Renfrew Center. She has most recently completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling, while also holding a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Rachel uniquely combines these two aspects of passion as a way to educate, counsel, write and lead about the interconnectedness of trauma, the polyvagal theory, diet culture, and eating disorders -- all with a mission to end the stigma around mental health -- especially for younger generations. An Atlanta native, Rachel has lived and worked in Nashville for the past 7 years with her husband, Coy. Rachel is the host of The Rachel Sellers Podcast, an avid mental health blogger, a coffee enthusiast and a lover of slow mornings and sleeping in. To connect further, you can find Rachel online at https://www.rachelesellers.com/ or on IG @iamrachelsellers. 







    Follow Rachel on Instagram or Facebook!







    Check out Rachels' podcast!







    Check out Rachels blog post "Body Neutrality" on her blog!







    More posts on Polyvagal theory from Rachel's blog!















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    • 50 min
    #106- Creative Self-Care Challenge: Self-Care and Community with Tricia Caiati and Kate Shannon

    #106- Creative Self-Care Challenge: Self-Care and Community with Tricia Caiati and Kate Shannon

    In this shared episode, Tricia and I talk about the importance of leaning on your community during difficult times. Without community support, self-care can be an empty vessel and having others to lean on for creative ideas, general support, and validation is so crucial for our creative well-being. Tricia and I talk about shared experiences of creativity within groups, communities, and more in this episode. take a listen to learn more!







    Want to learn more about the Umbrella Community? Check out the details here!







    Learn more about Tricia on her Instagram and check out her awesome podcast if you haven't already!















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    • 56 min
    #105- Creative Self-Care Challenge: Expanding the arts and expression!

    #105- Creative Self-Care Challenge: Expanding the arts and expression!

    Check out the episode on Youtube for closed captioning!







    How do we expand our own idea of what creativity is? Can we tune in to how often we are creative throughout the day and give ourselves more credit for our creativity? Take a listen to learn more about how when we take the time to expand our own creative awareness, we can actually cause a ripple effect that helps the clients we work with and that can have a larger effect on our cultures view of creativity!







    We want to hear how the challenge went for you! Tag us on Instagram #ctucreativitychallenge or email us at Kate@creativetherapyumbrella.com















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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Obsesseddddd ,

Where have I been?

As an Licensed Social Worker that does outpatient therapy with children and adolescents, I’m always on the look for different approaches, ideas, and other perspectives to support my interventions. I found this podcast on one of my many Pinterest marathons and figured I’d give it a chance. Where was I for this podcast being out?! Listened to the most recent episode (99) and found it so helpful, informative, and definitely a podcast that I want to go back and listen to the back catalog. Subscribed and am eager to continue to listen and learn.

Novalí ,

A Fulfilling Listen

If you’re looking for an easy way to experience living with a creative growth mindset, this is such a lovely way to meet that goal! Lighthearted yet full of informational layers: leaves you feeling full without the heaviness often associated with a satisfying meal 💞

Jaycie Voorhees ,

Smooth and engaging

Kate is such an engaging speaker and a skilled interviewer. I feel like I could listen to her for hours! It was such a joy being a guest on this podcast, and I absolutely love listening to the wide variety of episodes. I highly recommend this one for any creative arts therapists!

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