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Sep 8, 2023

Today’s Guest: Dr. Jamie Marich began her career as a humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Herzegovina from 2000 to 2003, primarily teaching English and music. Jamie now travels internationally teaching on topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga, while maintaining a private practice and online education operations in her home base of Akron, OH. She is the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness approach to expressive arts therapy.

She is also the author of several books, including EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Creative Mindfulness (2013), Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015), and Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery (2019). Her latest release, Dissociation Made Simple: A Stigma-Free Guide to Embracing Your Dissociative Mind and Navigating Life, came out in January 2023. She also has three more projects in the works, including her personal memoir about surviving spiritual abuse called You Lied to Me About God, due out in Autumn 2024. She has been featured in several publications, including The New York Times and the Huffington Post, as well as receiving several awards for her advocacy work.


  • The reasons people may be scared of creativity and how to encourage them through that fear

  • The beauty of grounding in EMDR techniques while also finding room for expression and adaptation

  • How creative clients can find a therapist who is a great fit for them

  • As a therapist, how much should we reveal about ourselves to clients and in public forums?

  • Breaking the stigma around mental illness as therapists by finding and accepting support for ourselves within the therapeutic community


  • Dr. Jamie Marich for resources and Jamie’s most recent book, Dissociation Made Simple: A Stigma Free Guide to Embracing Your Dissociative Mind and Navigating Daily Life


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