ZEN360 Institute is designed to promote inclusive trauma modalities & expressive approaches,. All of the training is led by Jasmaine Ataga & Zachary McNiece.
The Poetic weaving of generational meaning-Making
This training provides an in-depth family systems approach to implementing poetry and meaning-making.
Meaning-making is the crucial process involving the inner and outer selves and centers on acceptance and transformation, resulting in the reconstruction of identity. Trainees will learn 3 poetic weaving approaches to enhance family communication, create new meaning, and promote holistic healing within the family unit.
Poetic processing: trauma expression
The second training provides an inclusive approach to fully guiding a client through the trauma narrative processing stage.
Specifically, trainees will practice emotive language tools to help clients expressively narrate their trauma experiences. Trainees will learn 3 integrative poetry styles for trauma processing. This training will also highlight trauma-informed approaches to closing processing sessions while promoting meaning-making.
Registration for all 3 training will open up January 2021 and be offered March-April 2021.
Poetry’s Empty Chair: Closure & Meaning-Making
The final training highlights cultural approaches in promoting closure and meaning-making.
Seeking forgiveness and closure after experiencing trauma can be a daunting process for survivors. Therefore, trainees will learn how to utilize the Gestalt empty chair as a form of poetic closure. Specifically, the trainees will gain 3 techniques of poetry as an avenue for awareness, self-forgiveness, and closure through utilizing the empty chair technique.
Poetic Meaning-Making was an incredible training! I really appreciated all the concrete examples of how the modality is used in practice and I feel Like I could begin the work to implement elements myself. Thanks so much to the presenters.
Jasmaine and Zachary are AMAZING!! This was hands-down my favorite training. So extremely informative and great tips. I can take into my own work. Working with Black and Brown women, having an expressive modality is so vital when emotive language is not always readily accessible in their vernacular. I will be registering for their future training on expressive modalities soon.