A 6-Module Online Course with Emma JM. Ates 

March 23rd 2022 to April 27th, 2022 - 5.00pm to 7.00pm




This program is run through the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

In this theoretical and experiential course, discover methodologies and approaches

to mindfulness and the use of art and creativity in psychotherapy for personal self-care,

and for professional applications in clinical settings.

About The Course

This 6-week course is an introduction to the origins, foundations, and practices of mindfulness, compassion, and art therapy. In this theoretical and experiential course, you will discover how mindfulness-based interventions and art therapy came together to create new protocols that can be applied in clinical settings. You will also explore methods and skills to investigate what is the mind through creative explorations and self-care. This workshop is not a substitute for professional training in art therapy and other mental health professions.

A 6-Module Course with Theoretical and Experiential Practices 

 Module 1 - Introduction to Art Therapy 

 Module 2 - The Nature of Mind and Mental Training

 Module 3 - Mindfulness Therapy and Interventions 

 Module 4 - Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy 

 Module 5 - Constructs and Adverse Conditions 

 Module 6 - Compassion and Art Therapy

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the foundations of art psychotherapy and the creative art therapies.

  • Explore the origins of mindfulness, compassion, and other meditations and their secularization in Western societies with colonialization.

  • To provide participants with methods and skills to investigate what is the mind, awareness of self through creative explorations, and self-care.

  • Explore the integration of secular mindfulness and compassion in clinical settings.

  • Discover the current literature on the benefits of mindfulness, loving-kindness, and compassion meditation with art therapy for mental health and well-being.

  • Explore how mindfulness, compassion, and art therapy can improve psychological, emotional, and behavioral processes.