A grotto of purple and snowy white petals
An ancient theatre of angelic dancers
held together in prayer
A phoenix rising
PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey Copyright © 2020
Dr. Maryam is a registered Expressive Arts Therapist and has a private practice called Morning Glory Arts Therapy. She also offers healing glass classes at Maine/General as part of the Prevention and Healthy Living Program. Maryam presents trainings, courses and workshops in the use of the Expressive Arts for Trauma for counselors/therapists, educators, health care professionals and medical professionals. She designed an original bully prevention model for children, youth and adults called Transforming the Bullying Cycle Through The Expressive Arts which has been used internationally since 2004. The Transforming the Bullying Cycle Through the Expressive Arts Model specializes in working with young people with the neurodiversity of autism. Most recently in November of 2019 she presented Transforming the Trauma of Bullying via the Expressive Arts for the AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disabilities) in Washington, DC.