About Maryam Mermey

Marym Mermey
Maryam Mermey, PhD REAT
PhD Arts, Health and Society
Registered Expressive Arts Therapist
Morning Glory Arts Therapy
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Dr. Maryam Mermey, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, holds a PhD in Arts, Health and Society. She also has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, a MEd in Arts in Education, and a BA in Dance and Poetry. Dr. Mermey studied Art, Fairytales and Healing the Psyche at the Carl Jung Institute in Kusnacht, Switzerland and has advanced training in grief therapy. She co-presented a workshop and film called From the Heart at The Third International Children’s Bereavement Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Maryam was also a cheraga or minister in the Sufi Order in the West as well as a member of the Sufi Healing Order. Dr. Mermey was formerly a grief and creative arts therapist in MA and currently offers expressive arts classes in a private practice called Morning Glory Arts in Maine. She also presents international in~person and zoom workshops and trainings in the expressive arts and most recently offered an international zoom workshop for the British Haiku Society entitled, Images, Haiku and the Spirit. Enclosed is a link to an article written about the workshop, which appears on the British Haiku Society website:


Previously, Dr. Mermey created the expressive arts program at the Peter Alfond Prevention and Healthy Living Center at The Alfond Center for Health in Augusta, Maine as well as taught the first expressive arts therapy courses at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. She also developed an original bully prevention model called Transforming the Bullying Cycle Through the Expressive Arts, which she taught internationally. Her presentation and film on this work received a “Best Presentation” award from the Center for Scholastic Inquiry International Research Conference in San Francisco, California. She has also written a book entitled “New to the Forests of Selay” with an accompanying CD for elementary age students and teachers on transforming the bullying cycle through the expressive arts. These offerings and documentary films can be found on her web site: www.thetransformativearts.com. Maryam’s husband is a nature photographer and together they share PhotoPoems and PhotoHaiku through publication and exhibits throughout Maine. On March 14th, 2023 one of Maryam’s haiku was awarded a commendation in the Martin Lucas Haiku Award 2022, which can be viewed on the "Presence Haiku Journal” website by clicking the following link:


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