Your Guide

Eafi stacked color

Expressive Arts Florida Institute

Expressive Arts Florida Institute provides comprehensive training in Expressive Arts, and a wide variety of creative life enrichment workshops and classes, both in our Sarasota, Florida studio and online. We are: Kathleen Horne, MA, LMHC, REACE, REAT Tamara Teeter Knapp, MA, NCC, MHC Intern, K-12 Art Teacher, , REACE Victoria Domenichello-Anderson, MA, REACE

Questions? Comments? Email me!

About this course

THE PLANE OF POSSIBILITIES: Our mind and its workings

A Professional Development Workshop

with Manju Jain & Aslam Khader

Wednesday April 14

6-8:30 pm ET

Live Online via Zoom


  • EAFI Certificate Program graduates use coupon code 2021eafi to receive your 20% discount.

This workshop will be recorded and the recording will be posted in the forum after the workshop, for viewing only by those who have registered for the workshop. To ensure confidentiality of participants, the recording will be paused when participants are sharing.

In this expressive arts workshop the facilitators will lead participants through the use the various modalities to explore a personal life situation and the different ways to look at that situation. Based on the model of the mind proposed by Dr. Dan Siegel, the workshop explores how we can use our minds to help ourselves.

Participants will:
*understand a model of the brain based on quantum physics as proposed by Dr. Dan Siegel.
*explore personal situations where they would like to grow using this model through the expressive arts process to get clarity on how we act (plateaus) and how       we can act (plane of possibilities)
*be introduced to the wheel of awareness meditation as a means to access their “plane of possibilities”

I fully support and endorse the amazing programs that Manju Jain offers and I value her commitment and dedication to the field of Expressive Arts benefiting communities globally.
— Nina "Anin" Utigaard MFT, REAT co-Founder and board member of IEATA

We are a husband-wife team dedicated to making emotional well-being practices universally accessible

"Two spirits giving love, sharing their gifts and changing the world one person at a time." Miriam Z

MANJU JAIN As a young child growing up in India I would cry when I saw street dogs, and poverty in its various visible forms, especially street children begging for their livelihood. By the time I became a teenager, I wanted to make a difference, but I did not know how. My drive to help vulnerable populations started playing out as a psychology student working with street children in the slums of India.

As both my parents were psychologists, I entered the world of psychology as an undergraduate student, and was immediately drawn to the Rogerian concepts of unconditional love and acceptance as a way for a person to be validated, seen, and feel that they matter. This validation facilitated the person to being their best-self and feeling empowered. In discovering Natalie Rogers’ expressive arts process I found a powerful process of non-verbal connection.

My need to make a difference combined with my education in psychology, counseling, and the expressive arts has led me to where I am today. The need for validation has been true for me personally, and in all the work that I have done over the last 30 years. Social causes are my passion and my joie-de-vivre. I bring heart, expertise, a global perspective, a lifelong thirst for learning, and an empathic and collaborative approach to all that I do.  And I still cry.For more details about my background please access my resume.

ASLAM KHADER I am a computer and electronics engineer who has worked in technology for over 35 years. My work in managing teams in India, Japan and the US has been a wonderfully rich learning experience. In my last position as Chief Product Officer at AWS Elemental, an Amazon company, I was privileged to see how a $35B organization can still innovate.

I am passionate about the science of the mind and our ability to lead fulfilling lives by using the arts to enable neuroplasticity towards positive outcomes. I completed a course in InterPersonal NeuroBiology (IPNB), a 36-credit program offered by the MindSight Institute and Dan Siegal in 2020. I have been a junior partner to Manju in this work since we got together, and in 2019 when I joined Manju full time in her work, I quickly took to the challenge and the joy of engaging with an underserved population. I got hooked on being able to use my skills to make a difference. I bring the skills of a senior executive, a continued need to learn, a systems approach and an internal drive to make a difference in the world.

We have facilitated expressive arts workshops for over 5000 participants from 40+ organizations. For a list of organizations see completed projects. Since the start of the pandemic we have moved our work online and have facilitated workshops for over 15 groups worldwide.

Manju and Aslam are very skilled facilitators who create a safe space for looking inward. This workshop connected me deeply to my heart and to the world with loving kindness.  - Theresa Foster

Our Online Professional Development Series is designed for Expressive Arts students and practitioners (therapists, educators, facilitators, coaches, consultants). Through a live online format, we bring you renowned professionals in the field, from around the world, to enhance your training and expertise. Each presentation will be a combination of didactic and experiential learning. We are a Florida CEU provider for LMHC, LCSW, LMFT. You will receive a Certificate of Completion to submit to your own CE Board or certifying body.

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Live Online Events and WorkshopsRefunds must be requested in writing (email) no later than 5 days prior to the workshop date. If supplies were sent to you, you will be refunded the workshop cost minus the supply fee. After the 5 day deadline there will be no refunds unless your space is filled by another participant.  There will be no refunds for "no shows”. In case of a family or medical emergency EAFI will do its best to either refund the workshop fee or credit it towards a later date. EAFI is not responsible for participant’s technology, internet, internet platform or computer issues. Participants are responsible for the necessary internet connections/platforms needed to participate in online workshops or events.