Today’s episode is sponsored by Andrea Vargas Counseling!

In this episode, Anna discusses her work as a drama therapist in an inpatient setting with teens. As part of a creative arts therapy team, Anna describes some of the trauma and attachment based approaches and theories that she utilizes within her work. She even dives into some wonderful examples of rituals at the end of the show — great ideas to bring into your creative practice! Take a listen and enjoy!

Anna Beck grew up with a love of performing arts, and spent her childhood exploring music, dance and theatre. Anna received a Bachelors Degree in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre from Southern Virginia University, but realized that her real love was the power of the arts in changing lives. Anna received her Masters Degree in Theatre with an Emphasis in Drama Therapy, completing the Alternative Training Track to become a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT). Anna specializes in working with adolescents with complex childhood trauma as well as attachment issues. Anna has taught as adjunct faculty at several different Colleges and loves the teaching process: Supervising interns, holding workshops, and spreading the message of creative arts therapy is her jam. Anna also is married with 4 lovely and wild children. She teaches group fitness classes as a side gig and holds regular dance parties with herself in her car. Anna believes that drama is not about becoming someone else, but about tapping into and revealing vulnerable and authentic parts of ourselves. 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Andrea Vargas Counseling!

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Gretchen Schmelzer – Journey Through Trauma: A Trail Guide To The Five-Phase Cycle Of Healing Trauma

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The Empowerment Dynamic by David Emerald

The Body Keeps The Score

Trauma and Recovery – Judith Herman

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