Clay and Story

Facilitators: Bobbi Kidder MA, RDT/BCT and Kat McIver, PhD, REAT

Read more about our Instructors/Facilitators here.

Date: October 21, 2023
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Location: ​​​​​​​​​​​NWCEAI Studio, 1631 15th Ave. W., suite 305, Seattle, WA 98119
CEs: 6 CEs
Cost: $199.00

Participants should wear comfortable clothes – bring an apron, a notebook and pen. 

Creating stories and sculpting with clay are complementary processes that call upon deep reflection and the courage to express.  Together they form a bond in a spiritual practice. This experiential workshop includes meditation, clay sculpting, journaling, movement, and embodied storytelling.  The clay can be returned to the earth or fired in a kiln; the story is released, honed, and shared.

Objectives:  In an emergent learning environment, students will learn to:

  • Apply the concepts of phenomenological and embodied learning
  • Create a clay piece and a written story that can be seen and explored in order to clarify the lived experience
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how meditation, clay work, journaling, movement, and story can enhance self-knowledge

Description of processes: 

The workshop begins with meditation. Participants then sit with the clay and slowly move to sculpting. After the clay work, movement follows as participants explore the emotions that arise and embody the feelings as they move, in a guided process that focuses on spontaneity and attunement.  This is followed by time to journal.

The story evolves from experiencing the clay work and the process of reflection.  Stories are shared, the clay is revisited as the workshop concludes.



Click below to watch Bobbi Kidder and Kat McIver talk about Clay & Story!


 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cancellation Policy: We require cancellation notification at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop date for the online Ethics of Self-Care in order to use your registration fee towards a future workshop. No refunds will be given.

If you are outside of Washington State, we advise that you check with your state licensing board to confirm that they accept NBCC approved CEs. 

This workshop offers 6 CEs for Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Social Workers.

Northwest Creative & Expressive Arts Institute is a NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider ™,
ACEP No. 7014.


  • Clay and Story
     October 21, 2023
     9:00 am - 4:00 pm


1631 15th Ave. W., Suite 305, Seattle, Washington, 98119, United States

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