Healing Bridges, Inc.

Upcoming Workshops
and Training Groups

Healing Bridges is not an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), and not authorized to offer courses and programs for NBCC credit

There's still time to join the ongoing groups, but if you miss a workshop, give us your contact info and we'll put you on our mailing list for next time.


Ongoing workshops for personal and professional growth



AVAILABLE TODAY: Introduction to Psychodrama
for Trauma Survivors

Four hours of introduction training includes:
  • Eleven on demand video modules (See Module List)
  • Course handouts and worksheets
  • Audio files for on the go listening
  • Full length LIVE psychodrama
  • And more...
**6 CEs Available (APA, ASWB, ACE, NAADAC, and others).
Provided by CE-classes.com.**


The Foundation of Our Collaboration

Blending Psychotherapy and Psychodrama for Trauma Survivors

Linda Ciotola
 is an internationally recognized psychodramatist. Co-author with Karen Carnabucci of Beyond the Silence & the Fury: Action Methods with Eating Disorders. She is a certified health coach, yoga instructor and a Reiki Master Teacher.

Nancy Alexander
 is a practicing psychotherapist specializing in trauma disorder recovery and has a TAE (Trained Auxiliary Ego) in the Therapeutic Spiral Model. In her second career, Nancy has authored several novels currently available online.



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Therapeutic Spiral, Inc.

Early Bird
February 28, 2017

East Coast Training Workshop
The Brain & Trauma:
What Works for Healing

Media, PA
March 31 - April 2, 2017
Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP
Scott Giacomucci, LSW, TSI-AL
TSI Action Healing Team

Dates/Times: Friday-Saturday, 3/31 & 4/1,
10am - 6pm;
Sunday, 4/2, 10am - 4pm.

Venue: Penn State University, Media, PA.

Sponsor: Giacomucci & Walker, LLC.

Fee: $600. $550 early-bird by 2/28/2017.

Information & Registration:

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NEW! Training in The Therapeutic Spiral Modeltm of Psychodrama- a system of modified psychodrama for safe,  experiential healing for trauma survivors.

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Action Methods Consultation Group

Overview:  This consultation group will explore members’ questions and concerns about applying action methods in their settings of choice. We expect to address issues such as:

Ways to introduce and explain the rationale for using action methods in individual and group settings.

Strategies for helping clients and group members become ready for and warm up to psychodrama, sociodrama, and sociometry and related experiential methods.

Considerations for selecting appropriate action methods to advance particular therapeutic and educational goals.

Strategies for working with challenges in applying action methods in individual and/or group settings.

Other concerns raised by consultation group members.

During each two-hour session, group members will have the opportunity to raise questions for consultation by the group leaders and other group members.  We will use action methods to identify, assess, and practice solutions to issues group members are facing in their current practice.

Consultation Group Leaders:

Linda A. Ciotola, M.Ed., CET III, TEP
Catherine D. Nugent, M.S., M.S., LCPC, TEP

Date/Time TBA:

           Dates: TBA

Location:  Laurel, MD (off Route 198 between I-95 and Route 29)

Fee:  $75 per session.  (Participants can attend one, two, or three sessions.  If you commit to attend all three session and pay at the first meeting, we are offering a discounted rate of $200.) 

To register or for further information, please contact:

Linda at 410-827-8324 or linda.healingbridges@gmail.com
Cathy at 410-746-7251 or cathynugent@verizon.net

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Ongoing Personal Growth Groups

Personal Growth/Self Care
For Healers & Helpers

Restoration, Renewal, and Support
Caregivers need time for self-care and restoration.  This personal growth workshop experience is for individuals in the helping professions who need to build and strengthen self-care resources, to resolve life and relationship dilemmas, and to create a place of trust and safety within oneself.  This workshop provides an opportunity to consciously identify and practice desired life changes, while exploring obstacles that seem to prevent those transformations from occurring in our lives.

Personal Objectives:
* Experiencing strengths and resources
* Learn, practice and internalize emotional self-regulation skills
* Desensitization of secondary post traumatic stress
* Safe expression of feelings
* Anchoring in new life affirming messages to old images and    
   perceptions of self
* Receive peer support
* Experience the healing power of action methods
* Gain action insight into personal and professional issues
* Prevent burnout

WHAT:  These seasonal workshops are for helping professionals who work in fields such as psycho-therapy, counseling, medicine, organizational development, education, and related healing arts (acupuncture, bodywork, energy healing, etc.) Call for details: 410-827-8324

FACILITATOR:  Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., CHES, (ret.),TEP
Linda is a certified psychodramatist, and certified trainer in the Therapeutic Spiral™ method of psychodrama adapted to work with trauma survivors.  She is the co-developer and co-leader of the Bodyworkshops for Therapeutic Spiral International, providing both training and personal growth workshops to heal trauma through body-oriented experiential therapy.  She is a certified and experienced lifestyle counselor and yoga instructor and a certified health education specialist.

Contact us to schedule an ongoing group or workshop:  Call 410-827-8324 between 9:00 & 5:00
Monday - Saturday, or e-mail us at linda.healingbridges@gmail.com

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Ongoing Training Workshops

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Beyond The Silence & The Fury-Action Methods with Eating Disorders

For Eating Disorder clients, the struggles with food, weight, and appearance reflect the inability to voice feelings and emotional pain. The body becomes the battleground for this war of self expression. Clients become silent and "stuck" in self destructive patterns in an attempt to move the emotional pain out of their bodies.

Learn how action methods and musical expression can move clients forward and towards the discovery of their voice. Learn to use the "Self-Soothing Voice", the "Body Dialogue", and the "Three Faces of Eating Disorders" - three experiential structures for helping clients express feelings and develop empathy for their body "connecting the dots" between food, feelings and relationships.
When: Scheduled upon request

Presenter: Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., CHES, (ret.), TEP
For Registration and other information contact Linda at www.healing-bridges.com

Personal Growth Workshops

Wellness In Action
The Art of Being Well

Health Educator, lifestyle consultant, fitness/yoga instructor and psychodramatist Linda Ciotola joins social worker, singer/songwriter and experiential therapist Kathy Amsden to provide an informative, fun and hands-on experience of putting Wellness Into Action.

This summer’s weekend experience will teach you to nurture, restore and transform your ways of Being for your Well-Being.

For Registration and other information contact Kathy Amsden at:

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Creative Arts for Health and Healing
Introduction to use of creative arts methods to facilitate heath and healing (drama, dance, music, art, literature) - body, mind, heart, and spirit.  Individuals will identify goals for individual well-being and identify obstacles to meeting those goals and experience how creative arts empower change.

For more information and to schedule this workshop contact Linda at linda.healingbridges@gmail.com (410) 827-8324

Introduction to Psychodrama
This course explores the theory, history, methods, and practice of psychodrama and its applications in psychology, theatre, education and more. Through a combination didactic and experiential methods, students will learn role theory, and the “Canon of Creativity”, sociometry as well as the art of “doubling” and role reversal. Applications for using action methods working with individual and groups will be explored. Active class participation required. Learn fun and effective methods for facilitating change in health, psychology, education, business law and more. Also, excellent training for theatre work.

To Register or to schedule this course contact Linda at
linda.healingbridges@gmail.com (410) 827-8324NOTE: For those in the mental health profession, credit in training toward certification by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy is offered. And CEUs for the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors and the Maryland Board of Social Work approved. 

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