Included in this course:

  • A crash course on the stress response and why creative coping helps

  • Research on how stress impacts health and how arts engagement helps

  • Exclusive downloadable tools to start using right away to soothe your stress and improve your health

Course curriculum

This course does not qualify for NBCC hours.

  • 1

    Welcome to Creative Coping 101

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    What is Creative Coping?

  • 3

    The Power of Creative Coping Skills

    • Terminology

    • Soothe your stress

    • Class Discussion

  • 4

    Creative Coping Tools

    • Empower yourself!

    • Creative Coping Assessment Form

    • Creative Coping Prescription Form

    • Weekly Arts Engagement Planner

    • Creative Coping Evaluation Form

  • 5

    Putting the tools into practice

    • You deserve to feel your best!

Course Instructor

Dr. Sarah Ness

Founder of Arts in Health Institute

Sarah Ness, PhD is a passionate advocate for the healing power of the arts. She believes that creative coping tools are the building blocks for nervous system regulation and, in turn, essential in the treatment of stress, trauma, and burnout. Dr. Ness has worked in the field of expressive arts therapy and arts in health for nearly 20 years. She has extensive experience working with trauma survivors, children and families in crisis, and patients struggling with chronic and acute illness. Dr. Ness founded the Arts in Health Institute to teach others how to use creative coping tools for personal health and professional practice.

Total cost of this course:

This course is self-paced and remains available for 1 year after purchase.