Inner partswork through a dynamic mixture of IFS, Psychodrama, Circling and Imaginal Visioning
Aaron Finbloom is a philosopher, artist and pedagogue. He is the co-founder of The School of Making Thinking (SMT) and the founder & director of The Deep Play Institute (DPI). His practice involves expanding transformative inquiry through games, performance art and structured play. With training in Circling, Authentic Relating, and Psychodrama, he also facilitates experimental individual and group sessions inspired by these practices. Finbloom has presented works internationally at venues which include: The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Gallery 151 (New York), Maschinenhaus Kulturbrauerei (Berlin), UNAM (Mexico City), and MainLine Theatre (Montreal). He holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities & Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, and is currently teaching Philosophy at the City College of New York and The University of Portland.
Personalized existential game creation aimed at revealing & releasing internalized limitations.
Natalia Stroika (she/her +/-) is an Existential Game Maker/Destroyer. She is the creator of Ludic Liberation, a practice of collective play aimed at revealing & releasing our internalized limitations. You can read more about the Ludic Liberation philosophy at www.ludicliberation.com, join a monthly Ludic Liberation Lab to help R&D new liberatory game mechanics, read The Lab Report of past experimental results and existential game theory, or work with Natalia directly on tuning up or redesigning your Personal Existential Game (PEG). Natalia has a Doctorate in Learning Sciences and training in Transformational Social Therapy and the Warm Data Lab process. Natalia lives in so-called South Philadelphia and as mummer with the Vaudevillains New Years Brigade, she has been a hoagie, a tree, a rainbow, a butterfly, a feral cat mother, a fish, a planet, and a pterodactyl.
Visioning practice of allowing parts to emerge from deep subconscious realms, like a waking dream
Netta Sadovsky, MFA, LSW (she/they) is an artist and therapist living in Philadelphia, PA, and the Assistant Director at The Deep Play Institute. Netta leads retreats and events in their role at The Deep Play Institute, and has a passion for building community around relational mindfulness and creativity. At West Philly Therapy Center, they provide individual and relationship therapy specializing in Somatic Internal Family Systems, working with kink, polyamory, challenges of artmaking, and healing from relational trauma. Netta has a Masters in Social Work and Social Research from Bryn Mawr College, has level 1 training in Internal Family Systems Therapy, small group consultancy training in Tavistock Group Relations, and extensive training in Psychodrama and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Netta has a background in visual art, with an MFA from Tyler School of Art.
Creative explorations of emotional and embodied awareness: Body Mind Centering and Somatic Psychology
Sarah is a dancing writer and a body-based psychotherapist whose work has been presented or published nationally and internationally at such cool spots and publications as the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Film, the Berlin Black Film Festival, Earthdance E|Merge Interdisciplinary Arts Residency, the Body Mind Centering Conference, floromancy, Fourth River, Right Hand Pointing, and R and R Literary Magazine. Her main interest is how the fiesta of being in a body flows reciprocally into creative, social, site-specific, and therapeutic process. She is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee and Skull Valley, Arizona where her body-based creative and psychotherapeutic practice is anchored and winged.