Mindfulness and Creativity: Tools to Heal the Body and Transform the Mind

Mindfulness works! If you respond to the novel and unique sensations of the body, brain and mind in the present moment, you can make your treatment more ef...
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Terry Marks-Tarlow
6 Hours 5 Minutes
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Apr 24, 2017


Mindfulness works! If you respond to the novel and unique sensations of the body, brain and mind in the present moment, you can make your treatment more effective.

Have fun while gathering mindfulness tools to individualize your psychotherapy. Attend this cutting-edge seminar with Dr. Terry Marks-Tarlow for a hands-on, yet informative approach to filling your clinical toolbox.

In this workshop you will use the developmental neurobiology of attachment and trauma as a framework. Dr. Marks-Tarlow will take you through guided meditations to still the mind and calm an over-aroused autonomic nervous system. Drawing and other art techniques will be shown to help clients focus attention and boost self-awareness. Dr. Marks-Tarlow will explain how central metaphors from dreams and spontaneous images help to address somatic symptoms and unify mind/body/brain healing. You will also discover the power of associative mindsets to playfully approach problem-solving with clients. You will learn yoga as a moving meditation that offers a unique set of embodied metaphors.

Watch this recording and gain a neurologically-based understanding of how each technique can apply to clinical disorders like depression, anxiety and PTSD. Enjoy Dr. Marks-Tarlow’s engaging and inspirational style and leave equipped with tools for your clinical practice.



Brain, Body & Nervous System

  • Origins of health and trauma in the mind, body and brain
  • Mindfulness tools for interactive regulation
  • Self-regulation for clients between sessions
  • Work with different attachment styles

Individualize Treatment

  • Access the wisdom of your body’s cues
  • Boost clinical intuition & embodied response
  • Down-regulate symptoms of over-arousal
  • Up-regulate symptoms of under-arousal
  • Tap into creativity to unblock stuck places & access neuroplasticity

Mindfulness Meditations

  • Still the mind to induce calm
  • Focus the mind to boost attention
  • Open the mind to enhance receptivity
  • Widen the mind to stimulate creative problem-solving
  • Offer compassion to enhance self-care and care of others


  • Drawing techniques increase calm & self-awareness
  • Guided imagery plumbs the depths of the self
  • Dreams, spontaneous imagery & waking suggestions stimulate change
  • Central metaphors capture problems, while pointing towards solutions
  • Harness inspiration & vision


  • A holistic mind/brain/body system of moving meditations
  • Gain a set of embodied metaphors
  • Seek balance, strength, flexibility, equanimity & grace
  • Breath work to enhance emotional regulation
  • Expand possibilities through setting intentions


Terry Marks-Tarlow, Ph.D. Related seminars and products: 2

Terry Marks-Tarlow, Ph.D., has been a clinical psychologist for over 30 years. She teaches developmental neurobiology and travels nationally and internationally to give clinical workshops and teach mindfulness techniques.

Dr. Marks-Tarlow combines science with art masterfully. She strives to “walk her talk” by embodying a balanced life. She dances nearly daily; draws and illustrates her own books; practices and occasionally teaches yoga breakthrough workshops.

She has authored several books. Psyche’s Veil (Routledge, 2008) takes a ground-breaking look at the importance of nonlinear dynamics to clinical theory. Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy (Norton, 2012) examines the importance of imagination, creativity, and play to effective psychotherapy. Awakening Clinical Intuition (Norton, 2014) won the 2015 Gradiva Nomination for Best Book, as awarded by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. She is also the author of Truly Mindful Coloring: Stay Calm, Reduce Stress & Self-Express (PESI, 2016).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Terry Marks-Tarlow is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Terry Marks-Tarlow has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.