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My Darling Subscriber,

I am so excited to share, this month I will be providing two, 3-hour workshops for the Expressive Therapies Summit!

The workshops will be held Sunday, October 15th, at 1601 Broadway, New York, NY (enter on 48th st.)

Here’s my schedule and the workshop titles:


Affects as Chakra Energies: Integrating Metaphysical Traditions with the Expressive Arts

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The chakra system is a philosophical model of the universe that came to the West by means of the tantric tradition and the practice of yoga. This is achieved through several steps of expanding consciousness; the chakras represent these steps. When we are blocked in any one or more of our chakras, we may fall into habitual patterns that render us stuck, throwing us continually back into survival mode. Or, we may be unable to ground ourselves, lost in a flood of overwhelm and ideas, dissociated from the real world.

As clinicians, the ability to offer a more holistic and integrated approach to bio-psycho-social-spiritual healing improves treatment outcomes. The chakra system is a framework in which practitioners might re-conceptualize and apply traditional psychodynamic approaches within a broader scope.

In this 3-hour workshop we will cover traditional psychological theories of affective response, the diagnostic meaning of affect and implications in psychotherapeutic treatment, an overview of the 7 main chakras and correlated phases of human development, 8 mindfulness-based tips for applying clinical interventions with early attachment issues, and an art and imagery experiential to learn how to integrate this framework in your clinical work.

Eligible for 3.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT, NY-LMHC
Not eligible for APT Credits

Reframing Depression & Anxiety in Women: Understanding and Honoring the Heroine’s Journey

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The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that approximately 12 million women in the United States experience clinical depression each year (nearly twice the number of men affected). Popular frameworks that examine women’s femininity as a reaction to a male paradigm—as opposed to women’s own inherent trajectories—often do not resonate with women’s lived experiences.

This 3-hour workshop introduces a dynamic model for understanding and embracing a feminine identity through the framework of Maureen Murdock’s “The Heroine’s Journey.” While the goal of Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey” is individuation, the aims of The Heroine’s Journey are integration, interdependency, and spiritual liberation. The Heroine’s Journey also reframes anxiety as a natural aspect of (and precursor to) growth—a phase that looks exactly like depression—in order to discover and integrate split-off feminine parts.

Participants will learn The Heroine’s Journey stages and understand how this framework recognizes and honors the unique twists and turns women can experience when initiated into empowered womanhood. This workshop compares and contrasts psychodynamic theory to The Heroine’s Journey, includes video footage of applications in practice, a case study, and features mindfulness-based experientials, including art making, movement, and a guided meditation exercise.

Eligible for 3.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT, NY-LMHC
Not eligible for APT Credits


Attachment & Doubt: Are My Feelings Real?

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Dearest Die-Hard Romantic Subscribers,

Got a great question on my YouTube video, SIX SIGNS OF THE ANXIOUS-AVOIDANT TRAP…

You can catch my response here: ATTACHMENT & DOUBT: ARE MY FEELINGS REAL?

I am pretty surprised by how many views it has already collected this week. But I suppose I shouldn’t be.

Anxiety is typically the result of not knowing how to name and claim our emotions well enough that we can organize them in such a way that they don’t terrify or overwhelm us.

To accomplish this successfully, we have to recognize the body as the first organizer of experience, engage with the body through creativity and active imagination or guided mediation, for example, and then marry those discoveries to your conscious self.

If this all sounds a little abstract, I invite you to check out the video and see what you think.

Would love to hear your thoughts!

And if you’d like to learn about 6 SIGNS OF A SECURE RELATIONSHIP, you can check that out here…




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6 Ways of Attaching

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In much of the literature on attachment theory and relationships, there is made mention of “attachment disturbances” in childhood development, which lead to insecure attachment styles (anxious, avoidant and disorganized). But what qualifies as an attachment “disturbance?”

Generally speaking, when a child receives such messages as “you make me proud,” “you make me angry,” or “don’t hurt your sister’s feelings,” he realizes the power he wields over others–including his more capable adult caretakers–and this is anxiety inducing. Equally, he realizes the opposite must be true: if he can make others feel something and act accordingly, then they can make him feel something and act accordingly as well.

In this way, the child falls into blame games that quickly spiral into complicated relationships, fraught with tension and unresolved issues. He then carries those loose ends into other aspects of life, compounding his “unfinished business”. Inevitably, the early drama will be played out again and again in relationships, like the same script read with new actors, each time.

In pursuit of attachment we are paradoxically driven towards a state of independence. Having blissfully enjoyed a sense of intimate “oneness” with our mothers (for about the first twelve to sixteen months of life), the advent of crawling and walking propel us towards a state of independence, a process Margaret Mahler called “separation individuation.”

A child’s ability to hold a state of feeling both distinct from while still connected to its mother has a profound impact on all later relationships. If a child is fortunate, he will be able to make clear distinctions between himself and other people, maintaining flexible boundaries that he can open or close at will (Hendrix, 1988)–which is the definition of interdependency, commonly considered the ideal situation for adult relationships.

Mahler suggested a child suffers greatly if this individuation process is not handled with care, leading to profound confusion about who one is: What is self and what is other? What is me and what is not me?

We find ourselves asking questions like:

  • Do I really like this or am I just doing this because my partner likes it?
  • I can’t figure out how my partner wants me to behave. I can’t figure out what they want me to do. What should I do?
  • How should I feel right now? What is the rule? What is appropriate? Do I have a right to feel this way at this point in a relationship?
  • If I can’t figure it out I don’t deserve it and I should just end it right now. Or, I better fake it ’til I make it or they’ll probably leave me.

Early arrestments in this time of life can make for a complicated and intensely painful relationships in adulthood, particularly for those that fall into the “anxious-avoidant trap.” We end up oscillating between these violently  painful while at the same time intoxicatingly blissful extremes of all in or all out.

Neufeld and Mate, in their book HOLD ONTO YOUR CHILDREN, identify six “ways of attaching,” ascending from the more simplified to complex:

1. Senses. The emphasis is placed on physical proximity. A child needs to feel attached through smell, sight, sound, or touch.

2. Sameness. Usually in evidence by toddlerhood, the child seeks to be like those he or she feels closest to.

3. Belonging and Loyalty. To be close to someone is to feel possessive of him or her, and to be obedient and faithful to that person.

4. Significance. Needing to matter to the person we are closest to, and seeking to please him or her and win his or her approval.

5. Feeling. Marked by a seeking to be emotionally open and vulnerable with an attachment figure; a willingness to share one’s feeling states.

6. Being known. Usually observable by the time a child enters school, this is when a child seeks to share his or her secrets and insecurities in the hopes of being completely seen, heard and embraced, in spite of them.

Essentially, Neufeld and Mate describe the dynamics of intimacy: the integration of both good and bad feelings—loving someone, even though they have disappointed you, and continuing to love yourself, when you have disappointed someone else—which allows for the vulnerable experience of more complex emotions, and enhance one’s capacity to think and learn.

If you like what you’ve read here and are interested in learning more, I invite you to check out the FREE video below on THE SIX SIGNS YOU’RE IN A SECURE RELATIONSHIP. 

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Hope to see you there!

Warmest regards,

Briana MacWilliam ATR-BC, LCAT

Why Money is Like Manure and Other Metaphysical Meanderings

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Hello Dearest Subscribers,

I’m sorry it’s been so long since I posted something on my blog. I have been very wrapped up in the live stream media world, lately.

I thought I would share with you a recent live stream in my private Facebook group, The Abundant Healer: 90 days to Skyrocket Your Career.

Basically, I talk about how money is a thought form and that in order to make more money you have to change your mindset. Now, maybe I’m asking you to believe in magic…

but would you really object to that?

Anyhoo, here’s the clip.

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If you want to join the private group for more pearls like this, click here:

And if you’d like to catch the replay for my hour-long training called “4 keys to making a shit ton of money while honoring your soul purpose,” click here.

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Hope to see you there!

Warmest regards,

Briana MacWilliam ATR-BC, LCAT

4 Woes of the Therapist and Healer

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Everyone’s situation is different, but often times, as therapists and healers, we tend to experience some of the same frustrations. In my experience as a supervisor and educator in the field of creative arts therapies, there are four common woes that lower our energy and enthusiasm as practitioners. For the purposes of this post, I’ve assigned each of them a character type.

  1. The Magician. How many times have you gone to work, and instead of feeling like an effective therapist, you feel like an entertainer, worried about what trick you’ll have to have to pull out of your hat for the next group? And sometimes, it’s even a surprise to yourself what you manage to come up with!
  2. The Paper-Pusher. Do you ever feel like what was supposed to be a job to help people heal has turned you into a sleep-deprived paper-pusher? You always have one eye on the clock and the other on a check box. What precious time you have to spend with clients gets buried under audits, progress notes, treatment plans, supply orders, invoices, receipts, sign in sheets, insurance claims, and so on.
  3. The Squeaky Wheel. Maybe the client interactions your job are great, but the bureaucracy of the agency or institution you work for overshadows any joy you might derive from them. Your superiors (or their superiors) don’t respect boundaries, and don’t understand the value of what you do. Every little request feels like an uphill battle and a challenge to justify your contribution to the whole. And so you either become a squeaky wheel, or have your office commandeered as a storage closet.
  4. The Lone Wolf. Or, perhaps, you are in private practice, feeling isolated and stuck on how to stay relevant and/or take your expertise to the next level. Like a wolf, you derive pleasure and purpose from feeling part of a pack, but the unique nature of what you do and how you think, leaves you feeling like the odd one out in the communities you belong to.

If any of this sounds like you, my upcoming FREE webinar is a MUST see:


August 25th at 7pm EST


In this presentation, we will explore damaging money myths and scarcity attitudes, how to attract “soul-clients” effortlessly, build an effective online platform and identity, and diversify your business by packaging your unique talents and skills into purposeful products in today’s changing information market.

Sign up NOW!


And please note, there will be NO REPLAY available…

UNLESS you join my private Facebook group, where the replay will be pinned to the top of the newsfeed.

Join here:

Hope to see you there!

Warmest regards,

Briana MacWilliam ATR-BC, LCAT

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5 Money Myths Holding You Back

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Yesterday, we assessed the Root Chakra and got a good idea of the nature of your energy; overactive, underactive, or cycling between the two.

(If you haven’t signed up for our FREE 5-Day Challenge on Unblocking your Power and Unleashing your Financial Flow, sign up here to take a Root Chakra assessment.)

Now, Today you’re going to clear out your Root Chakra and dispel those raggedy old money myths!

Let’s take a closer look at how your energy might attract certain popular money myths out there.

And we’ve all heard them, right?

“A penny saved is a penny earned.” You can imagine someone saying this would have root energy that is contracted and withholding; rigid.

“Money is the root of all evil.” This type of person uses moral justifications for their own fears around stepping into their own power and assuming personal authority; they prefer to remain contracted and victimized.

“No pain, no gain” and “Work hard, play hard.” These myths resonate with the person who also struggles with deservedness and worthiness. They are often overworked, exhausting themselves beyond what is necessary (or healthy), and then boomerang into “playing hard,” which is only a form of escapism (sometimes in the form of addictions, another indicator of Root Chakra imbalances).

We can see these myths are borne of either contracted or overtaxed energy patterning in the body and psyche. These myths evolved out of a scarcity attitude, suggesting that wealth and abundance can only be achieved through misery and a pound of flesh!

Or how about this one…

“Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Grant Cardone, business consultant and author of “The 10X Rule” says, “Money comes from a cotton bush, actually…But seriously, the concept that money is scarce is just not true. There is just a shortage of people going for money with courage and the right attitude.”

And our attitudes surrounding money are usually picked up from our parents, family, and friends. And its not always just what our parents say, but what they DO. What we OBSERVE. What we witness as children has a significant impact on our money myths.

What is your parents’ relationship to money?
* Did they clip coupons every Saturday?
* Always buy the generic brand?
* Give you hand-me-downs to wear?
* Say they couldn’t afford something, when you knew they could?
* Hold money over your head to make you do whatever they said?
* Make huge investments with the expectation that you would assume responsibility for it, when you got older?
* Spend money like they had it, when they didn’t?
* Always rely on other family members to bail them out?
* Refuse to ask for help, even when they really needed it?
* Try to buy your love with gifts?
* Steal from your sock drawer?

This is not to blame our parents or accuse them of anything, our parents probably did they best they could with what they had!

But it’s important to name and acknowledge what you might have adopted by osmosis, so that you can make a conscious choice about how much you want THEIR myths, to limit YOUR beliefs about what is POSSIBLE for your financial abundance, in this lifetime.

Henry Ford said, “If you think you can do a thing, or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

Spiritual abundance and wealth coach Jenny Shiltz once said to

“If we replace the word ‘money’ with ‘energy’ everything begins to shift. Look at your life as existing in one bucket, and that bucket holds all your energy. If you allow the bucket to empty out, you will see many areas suffer. Relationships, finances, health…you cannot break your life up into these categories. Shift the focus and think, ‘How am I supporting me?’”

To support you in supporting yourself, we invite you to listen to this meditation, in which you’re going to be grounding in and clearing out any blockages, debris, and old stories that might be hanging out in your Root Chakra. (We’re going to be clearing those old cobwebs out, so-to-speak).

It’s time for these blocks to hit the road because they’re what’s keeping you from feeling grounded and safe, achieving your goals, and taking positive action on your manifesting your dreams, including financial abundance.

So find a comfortable space to relax and connect in with your Root Chakra.

To access your guided meditation, login to your “myTeachable” dashboard here, and access your course materials. You will find the meditation under the “Day 2” lesson module.

And We’d love to hear from you in the Facebook group.

What are the intergenerational Money Myths in your family? What are the myths you’ve adopted for yourself?

Let us know in the comments!

If you like what you hear, And want access to more videos like these,
make sure you sign up for our FREE e-course: unblock your power and unleash your financial flow 5 Days to activate the root chakra!

Join the FREE 5 -Day Challenge to Unleash Your Financial Flow here:

There still three days left of the challenge and you can join at any time and receive all of the content.

You’ll gain access to a private Facebook group and daily lessons and meditations on how to empower your root chakra.

Hope to see you there!

Warmest regards,

Briana MacWilliam ATR-BC, LCAT

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Love Your Body and Make More Money

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Hi there! 

Today, I am joining you today from right outside my gym where I just completed my morning routine. And wanted to share an important insight about generating real financial abundance in your life. 

If you want to make money doing something that is meaningful to you, that is alignment with your highest purpose, and perpetuates it’s self because it flows from the soul deep commitment to be in service of others, you’re going to have to stimulate your root chakra. And the root chakra is all about your relationship to your body.

Money is an embodiment of value–the more you consciously and unconsciously value yourself, the more money you will attract. 

I’ll say that again in a different way: if you want to see material results then you have to start at the portal to this material world, which is the body!

Now, this doesn’t mean you have to do a work out every day, like me. It doesn’t even necessarily mean that you have to go on a diet, or compare yourself to societal standards of health and beauty…what it means is you have to discover what improves your RELATIONSHIP to your body. 

How can you love it for exactly what it is in this moment? How can you stop beating yourself up by constant comparison?

We all carry in our minds the seeds of self-sabotage in the form of two negative voices. One voice is the judge and the other is the victim; these are the twin children of fear and self-rejection. 

Your inner judge is constantly looking for what you and others are not doing “right,” and your judge has impossible standards. Your victim self is always looking to the judge –internal or external–for validation, which it never receives. 

It is important to note there is a difference between judgement and discernment; and the difference is in the energy. When we judge, we make the mess bigger, when we make a discernment, we are simply making a choice. 

Let’s say I’d like to lose a few pounds. To judge myself would sound like: “I’m fat. I hate my body. I wish things were different.” 

Discernment sounds like: “I feel sluggish and would like get into better shape. I think I would feel better if I did.” Judgement leaves you feeling burdened and “not good enough” or unworthy. Discernment simply examines the options.

Among your options today, what is one thing you can and WILL do to improve your relationship with your body? 

Let us know in the comments below!
If you like what you hear, And want access to more videos like these, Check out this link! 

And make sure you sign up for our FREE e-course: unblock your power and unleash your financial flow 5 Days to activate the root chakra! 

You’ll gain access to a private Facebook group and daily lessons and meditations on how to empower your root chakra. 

Hope you’ll join us and increase your financial abundance!

Three Brains, One Mind: The Secret to Financial Abundance

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Hello Subscribers!

Welp, today’s video is raw and uncut, because I was too excited to wait until I got home to share with you all the cool stuff I learned at the Lowcountry Mental Health Conference!

Sooooooo excited about my experiences here in Charleston, SC!

What a great conference. What inspiring speakers. And total validation for the projects I have been building with the lovely Kristen Boyer and others.

I feel like it really tied in to the free course we are offering right now:


It’s always satisfying when a psychiatrist and neuroscientist starts talking about love and energy flow on stage!

Or join my Facebook page to watch more videos and pick up tidbits on using energy flow to increase cash flow and overall happiness!

The challenge officially kicks off TOMORROW, August 1st, and  I’m just bursting with excitement in welcoming you to this super fun and lucrative event that we are hosting.

But this is not just an event –and I want you to take this to heart–this is an experience that we are all exploring together. We are pushing the boundaries and dancing along the edges of our consciousness to discover what is possible, on and below that bridge between the material and the immaterial, the spiritual and the embodied. We are finally asking a question…

What would it mean for me to step into my full sovereignty? 

Kristen and I are using the framework of the chakra system to talk about the flow of energy and how that impacts your life in real and material Ways. And it starts with your basic sense of security, including financial abundance. 

Now, in the therapy world when we talk about felt security we’re talking about our attachments. We’re talking about how comfortable we are within our own skin. We are talking about how our thoughts and feelings not only shape our beliefs and myths about money, but the neural pathways in your brain.

This is a bio-psycho-social-spiritual journey that you have agreed to take with us! And we are so privileged to have you here.

Today, I am making this video in Charleston, South Carolina, after attending a mental health conference. And while you might think that a conference like this would focus on clinicism and cold, hard science, what is interesting –and what has just made my heart burst with joy– is that these keynote speakers and scientists are talking about the importance of mindfulness, empathy, compassion, and the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit and All That Is.

Dan Siegel, a prominent psychiatrist in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, uttered my favorite quote of probably the whole conference,

“The system of a mind is energy and information flow within and between; it is one process; and neither the skull nor the skin are limiting boundaries for energy and information flow.”

Thus, the mind is simply energy that flows both within us and between us, and as the physicist say, everything is made up of energy, including money, so it stands to reason the first step in attracting more of that kind of energy, is to promote healthy energy, which requires organizing your mind.

The second point that he made is that we have found that there are neuronal networks not only in your brain, but also around your heart and around your intestines. So we have a head brain, a heart brain, and a gut brain. 

Um, what?!

And this is really important. Because in order to organize, integrate, and make coherent your energetic field, or the entirety of your mind which remember is both within and without, we must clarify the conversation between head heart and gut. Between the mind body and spirit.


So make sure you enroll in our free five day challenge and join our Facebook group where Kristen and I will be checking in and posting more videos like this as well as some inspiring material, as you take those first steps towards financial abundance and spiritual sovereignty! 

Warmest regards,

Briana MacWilliam ATR-BC, LCAT

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The Heroine’s Journey: Understanding Women’s Depression and Anxiety

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To My Dearest Divine Gods and Goddesses,

I am delighted to be sharing this update with you on my last day in Copenhagen, Denmark! Fortuitously, my hotel room has wifi and I wanted to share this moment with you.

This picture is the view from my room…

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The theme for this month,The Heroine’s Journey, has been on my mind, as I explored this new country and culture.

Fun fact about Denmark: it is reported to be the happiest country in the world. This is presumably due to several contributing factors:

  1. Denmark supports maternity leave for both mothers and fathers.
  2. Health care is a civil right — and a source of social support.
  3. Gender equality is prioritized.
  4. Danes feel a responsibility to each other and have high rates of volunteerism.

Given that levels of happiness are so high in Denmark, it is reasonable to assume that Danes also enjoy good mental health. But a study published in 2014 by the American Medical Association tells a different story.

When it comes to so-called “internalizing” conditions, rates for Danish women are higher than for Danish men: for anxiety disorders 19% of women will receive treatment compared with 13% of men; for depression the figures are 16% and 9% respectively.

Men, on the other hand, are more vulnerable to “externalizing” disorders: in Denmark 8% of men will receive treatment for alcohol or drug problems, twice the figure for women.

For both sexes and for most conditions, it usually manifests during adolescence and early adulthood.

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What does this have to do with The Heroine’s Journey?

There are ten stages to The Heroine’s Journey, which is a psycho-spiritual stage model of female identity development, created by Maureen Murdock.

The Heroine’s Journey is perhaps most uniquely characterized by the “Descent into the Dark Goddess,” which is a stage that looks exactly like anxiety and depression.

For this month’s live-online events, we are going to focus on three essential aspects, in a two-part presentation:

  1. The idea that all women experience a split or division within themselves that is the result of a societal disregard and devaluing of femininity.
  2. Women must confront this feminine wound on both a personal and archetypal level, in order to recover their feminine parts.
  3. This recovery leads to an integration of self that allows for a healthy and harmonious balance of feminine and masculine energies.
The Heroine who traveled with me and visited the famous Little Mermaid statue, in Copenhagen.

A few disturbing statistics…

Raised on psychologies that examine a woman’s femininity as a reaction to a male paradigm (as opposed to her own inherent trajectory), women have become lost and unable to find our way back to center, leading to the highest rates of depression and anxiety ever recorded, in the United States.

  • Approximately 12 million women in the United States experience clinical depression each year (nearly twice the rate of men).
  • About one in every eight women can expect to develop clinical depression during their lifetime.
  • Depression occurs most frequently in women aged 25 to 44, and girls ages 14-18 have a consistently higher rate of depression than boys at this age.

With numbers like these, chances are you have experienced depression or anxiety yourself, or treated a woman struggling with it.

Please join me, live and online, to learn more about The Heroine’s Journey, and how this framework may be used in combination with mindfulness-based creative arts therapies interventions to help women in need. 

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The Heroine’s Journey Part I: Theory (1.5 CE’s)

Wednesday, June 14th @ 7pm

This presentation includes:

  • Review of Psychodynamic Theory as it Applies to The Heroine’s Journey
  • Important Aspects of Female Adolescent Development
  • An introduction to an 8-week treatment protocol, Embracing the Feminine.
  • A Sample Experiential

Register for FREE!

For CE contact hours, LCATs will need to pay a $35 fee.

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The Heroine’s Journey Part II: Applications (1.5 CE’s)

Wednesday, June 28th @ 7pm

This presentation includes:

  • A case study examined through the framework of The Heroine’s Journey
  • 3 creative arts therapies techniques that may be applied in treatment
  • An introduction to an 8-week treatment protocol, Embracing the Feminine.
  • A Guided Meditation Experiential

Register for FREE!

For CE contact hours, LCATs will need to pay a $35 fee.

This course is right for you, if you are…

  • A creative arts therapist
  • A mental health professional
  • Seeking self-help
  • Seeking creative inspiration

The framework of The Heroine’s Journey is primarily focused on the experiences of cisgendered women. However, I do believe that the work we cultivate around the “womb space,” which is also the sacrum or sacral chakra, can apply to all who wish to cultivate their feminine aspects.

The sacral chakra is associated with receptivity, emotional intelligence, affect regulation, the embracing of dualities, sexuality, pleasure, play, and creativity. It is where we first explore and learn to organize our sensuality and felt experiences.

Exploring this part of the self as represented by the energetic or spiritual body is a benefit to all, even if the physical “parts” may be different than that of a cisgendered woman, or have been surgically altered, removed, or damaged.

Be sure to look out for more emails this month on the topic of feminine empowerment, and feel free to reply to this email with any questions, comments or concerns. I’d love to hear from you!

Warmest regards,

Briana MacWilliam ATR-BC, LCAT

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[FREE, Live Webinar] Affects as Energy: Applying the Chakra System to Psychotherapy

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There has been SOOOOOO much going on in such a short time, I don’t even know where to begin with today’s update!

So, I will start with the sun and the moon and the planets, and then bring it back down to earth 🙂

On Wednesday, 5/10, a magical Scorpio Full Moon will shine light on your inner spiritual self, inspiring some much-needed soul-searching. This exquisite time also welcomes a 10-10 Activation that’ll fill you with confidence and forward momentum. The combination of these events will pack a punch of instant manifestation, but only if you know how to tap into this energy. (To learn more about this, check out this video.)

And so, in a quick turn of events, I have postponed this month’s presentation of The Heroine’s Journey, and decided to share Affects as Energy: Applying the Chakra System to Psychotherapy, instead.

And you will have two opportunities to catch it:

Friday, May 12th @ 7pm
Saturday, May 13th @ 2pm

Just in time to make the most of your manifesting power!

I feel so strongly about this I even went so far as to make a video promo. I hope you like it!

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It is my belief that affect theories are perhaps the most compatible with using the Chakra System as a framework for working with energy in the body, mind, and spirit. And it is my intention to illuminate those connections for you, so that you may be seduced too!

In this presentation we will cover…

  • Theories of Affective Response
  • The Diagnostic Meaning of Affect
  • Affects as Energy and Applying the Chakra System to Psychotherapy
  • Overview of the 7 Main Chakras
  • 8 Mindful Tips for Working with Early Chakra Imbalances
  • A Guided Meditation and Art-Based Experiential to Explore your Root Chakra

Your learning Objectives Include…

  • The ability to identify at least two out of four diagnostic indicators for affect.
  • The ability to identify the difference between concordant and complementary affects.
  • The ability to identify at least two out of eight mindfulness-based tips on treating Root and Sacral Imbalances.

You will also receive…

For LCATs and/or art therapists who would like to purchase the learning assessment and course materials in order to obtain a certificate for continuing education contact hours with New York State, or for recertification with the ATCB, there will be a 35$ fee.

Enrollment will open after the webinar is completed.

For further instruction, please view this tutorial.

April’s webinar replays have also now been made available as self studies!

Catch up quick with our bundled offers. Save $20 with each bundle you purchase!

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Healing the Root and Sacral Chakras: Mindfulness and Creative Arts Therapies

(3.0 Self-Study CE’s)
$60 (save $20)

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Healing the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras: Mindfulness and Creative Arts Therapies

(3.0 Self-Study CE’s)
$60 (save $20)

If you were super stoked about The Heroine’s Journey, don’t despair. I have a WILDLY generous offer for you, coming up next week.

All I will say, is that if you attend our FREE live webinar event on The Heroine’s Journey in June, you will be eligible for FREE enrollment to a self study course worth 12 CE’s…


I guess I just gave away the big surprise!

But stay tuned for the catch  🙂

Briana MacWilliam ATR-BC, LCAT

Please click here for Webinar FAQs.

If you have any problems or technical difficulties, please contact Briana MacWilliam at is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists. (#CAT-0014.)