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About Us

Jessica Waters, M.A.,R.P., MPS, MAADC-2

CTP, CATP, CTSS, CCFP, CCTP-1, CCPT-2, CMHIMP, CCAPT-CA. AMTP, ADHD-CCSP, ADHD Certified Educator, Co-occuring Disorders FIT Certified (Hazelden), Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Certified, Healing Through Art Trainer, Healing Through Art for Palliative Care Certified Trainer, Health in Arts Certified Trainer.

Almost three decades ago I was introduced to trauma through my own personal experiences.  As a teacher, I experienced trauma in the classroom in my students, through school violence situations and personal attacks.  All these things propelled me to learn about trauma and it's impact on adults and children.  Instead of learning more about pedagogy in education I learned about neurobiology, trauma response and how the creative and expressive arts assisted in trauma processing and resiliency development.  Throughout this time, I began to develop and explore mindfulness practices in a variety of cultures and methods and spent time studying transpersonal psychology through the then named, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA (now Sofia University).  For nearly 30 years, I've explored, learned and taught myself to practice mindfulness based techniques, therapeutic arts based techniques and developed an art based spiritual practice.  My arts practice has embraced both music, visual art and written word.  I am a trained musician

and predominantly self taught artist who performs musically under the name Magnetic Wind and whose art is shown around the Midwest.  I developed MBCAI to help others develop these skills within them so share with others and attempt to promote trauma sensitive mindfulness based creative arts practices in a variety of environments, supporting healing and spiritual practice as well as free expression.

Specialization Certificates

 

Certificate in Positive Psychology-University of Pennsylvania

 

Certificate of Social Emotional Learning University of Colorado- Boulder

 

Cal State University Institute of Palliative Care-Healing Through Art for Palliative Care- Train the Trainer

 

Certificate in Arts in Health - Arts in Health Institute

Certification-Trauma Informed Care Expressive Arts Therapy

Certificates in Trauma Informed Care for Organization, Clinical Foundations of Trauma Informed Care, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and Mindfulness-University at Buffalo-SUNY

Certification in Therapeutic Art Life Coaching- Transformation Academy

Certificate of Transpersonal Studies: Creative Expression-Sofia University

Certificate in Fine Art-Kansas City Art Institute

M.F.A. Studies-Goddard College

M.A. Psychology-Regis University

B.S.Ed. -University of Saint Mary