Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop – For college students

What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Expressive Arts Therapy is the practice of using storytelling, singing, instrumental music, movement and dance, drama, and visual arts, all together; in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing. It is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expression and is an inter-modal therapeutic discipline in which the therapist and client may move freely between drawing, dancing, music, drama, poetry, etc.

In Expressive Arts Therapy, the therapist and client discuss the client’s feelings and thoughts that have arisen in the client during the artistic process in which the client is expressing him/her. It focuses on the client’s experience of expression and on the reflection upon the client’s feelings and thoughts that may have arisen during this experience. The artistic product is of secondary importance.

Expressive Arts Therapy is a gentle non-judgmental approach, enabling the client to become aware of what is happening in his/her unconscious.It enhances self-awareness and facilitates change, including the relation to personal growth and community development.Expressive Arts Therapy can be practiced with individuals, couples, families, and group.

For College Students:

Here is an opportunity for all students of Psychology, Social Work and Human Resources to understand and learn how Expressive Arts Therapy is used in behaviour change and communication. Contact us if your willing to organise these training workshops in your college.

Fee: Rs. 750 for 2 half – day Workshop per student

For more details Contact 9884700104 / 9884700135

Email: info@centerforcounselling.org

 

‘Labour of Love’ – An Expressive Arts Therapy Session for Mothers of Young Children

Days: Every Wednesdays for 8 sessions (from June 2018)

Fees: Rs. 6000 (including GST)

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Place: Harrington Road, Chetpet

Chennai

About “Mommy circle”
Its a group of mothers who want to learn and evolve with parenting their little ones to toddlers/ teen/ young adults.
We discuss challenges faced by our kids and how to effectively handle them.
We use expressive art therapies during these sessions.
These sessions are for issues related to handling oneself during different phases of parenting.

What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Expressive Arts Therapy is the practice of using storytelling, singing, instrumental music, movement and dance, drama, and visual arts, all together; in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing. It is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expression and is an inter-modal therapeutic discipline in which the therapist and client may move freely between drawing, dancing, music, drama, poetry, etc.

In Expressive Arts Therapy, the therapist and client discuss the client’s feelings and thoughts that have arisen in the client during the artistic process in which the client is expressing him/her. It focuses on the client’s experience of expression and on the reflection upon the client’s feelings and thoughts that may have arisen during this experience. The artistic product is of secondary importance.

Expressive Arts Therapy is a gentle non-judgmental approach, enabling the client to become aware of what is happening in his/her unconscious.It enhances self-awareness and facilitates change, including the relation to personal growth and community development.Expressive Arts Therapy can be practiced with individuals, couples, families, and group.

Those who are interested please contact – 7200824512 / 9884700104;
Email – info@centerforcounselling.org

‘Fly High’ – An Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop, July 2018, Chennai

A two day workshop for students in July. Keep in touch with us for dates.

Timings: 9:30 AM – 4 PM

Course fee: Rs.750 for College Students Only

To Register : CLICK HERE

For more details Contact 9884700104 / 9884700135

What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Expressive Arts Therapy is the practice of using storytelling, singing, instrumental music, movement and dance, drama, and visual arts, all together; in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing. It is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expression and is an inter-modal therapeutic discipline in which the therapist and client may move freely between drawing, dancing, music, drama, poetry, etc.

In Expressive Arts Therapy, the therapist and client discuss the client’s feelings and thoughts that have arisen in the client during the artistic process in which the client is expressing him/her. It focuses on the client’s experience of expression and on the reflection upon the client’s feelings and thoughts that may have arisen during this experience. The artistic product is of secondary importance.

Expressive Arts Therapy is a gentle non-judgmental approach, enabling the client to become aware of what is happening in his/her unconscious.It enhances self-awareness and facilitates change, including the relation to personal growth and community development.Expressive Arts Therapy can be practiced with individuals, couples, families, and group.

Facilitator:

Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam, has worked for over 20 years as a Psychological Counsellor. She is an Expressive Arts Therapist, and a board certified Psychodramatist. She has worked as a consultant to several governments, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). She is a member of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group process, and the Moreno Psychodrama Society — which is affiliated to the Australian and Aotearoa (New Zealand) Board of Psychodrama.

Ms Magdalene is the Director of the Indian Institute of Psychodrama, which she founded in 2013 after working to bring world class psychodrama trainers to India since 2009. She is also the Director of the East West Center for Counselling and Training (an Expressive Arts Therapy Center based in Chennai, India); and a co-founder of the Expressive Arts Therapy Association of India.

 

 

‘Exploring Intimate Relationships’ – Group Therapy Session for LGBTQIA using Expressive Arts

The group therapy sessions for LGBTQIA community people using Expressive Arts Therapy and creativity to help individuals connect to their problems, give voice to their emotions, and learn techniques to heal. It uses a variety of techniques including art, drama, movement, music, storytelling etc. The group is a place where members can help each other, and the experience of being able to give something to another person can lift the member’s self esteem and help develop more adaptive coping styles and interpersonal skills. The recognition of shared experiences and feelings among group members, serves to remove a group member’s sense of isolation and validate their experiences. The group setting provides a safe and supportive environment for members in which all members feel a sense of belonging, acceptance, and enables to take risks by extending their repertoire of interpersonal behaviour and improving their relationships. Learning that one has to take responsibility for one’s own life and the consequences of one’s decisions. It helps to experience relief from emotional distress through the free and uninhibited expression of emotion. When members tell their story to a supportive audience, they can obtain relief from chronic feelings of shame and guilt. Group members achieve a greater level of self-awareness through the process of interacting with others in the group. In a mixed group that has members at various stages of development or recovery, a member can be inspired and encouraged by another member who has overcome the problems with which they are still struggling.

When: Once a week for 8 sessions ( from 21st June 2018 )

Timing: 5.30 pm to 7 pm

For more information please contact 9551837719/ 9884700104

Email – nirangal.india@gmail.com / centerforcounselling@gmail.com

 

Exploring Transference through Art – An Art therapy workshop for Counsellors and Therapists , Chennai

Date: 7th April 2018

Timing: 9.30am to 4pm

Course fee: Rs. 2950 (incl. GST) Students pay Rs 1000 and for group registrations(10 participants) please contact us.

Place: Chennai

To register Click Here

 Exploring the Erotic-Self through Group Experience

Working (better) with Erotic Transference and  Counter-transference

 Marcia Honig, PhD.  Israel

 

Erotic Self – The personal basis of intimacy, attraction, love and sexual desire; Eros: God of Love.

As Therapists, we are aware about the importance of the right use of Transference and Counter-Transference in deepening the therapeutic process.

However, working and expressing erotic feelings, within transference, in the therapeutic room, seems to be very complexed and difficult for most of us; the open and deep therapeutic use of erotic transference involves emotional risk taking: connecting to past traumas and wounds, becoming aware of unconscious social taboos, etc. .

On the other hand, working appropriately with the erotic transference, creates the basis for a special emotional intimacy in a therapeutic relationship and can deepen trust and the therapeutic process.

For us, Therapists, the basic activity in the analytic process involves revisiting areas of emotional vulnerability along with the challenge to return to a state of narcissistic equilibrium in order to put that state aside.

Exploring and understanding our erotic self, including wounded zones, can enlarge our views regarding the meaning of the erotic transference and counter- transference. Furthermore, it allows to encompass the patient’s positive developmental strivings for connection and intimacy.

At the workshop ,through the use of experimental means (poetry, drama, games, directive imagination…), theory and sharing, we will try to explore and understand more about our erotic-selves in terms of group transference and counter transference.

During the session, we will discover what creative places open up with more awareness of the suppressed erotic-self within us, and how it contributes to:

  • build trust in relationships;
  • explore taboos and the coercion of repetition;
  • hopefully, Explore the movement of one’s role within the group (and the reciprocal relations within it).

“Connecting to my inner world fantasy created an opportunity to tolerate and listen to another’s inner fantasy , which untill then, had been unavailable to me” – Rosiello

Facilitator: 

Dr.Marcia Honig. PhD. is a Psychotherapist ( Individuals and Groups), Art Therapist and Integrative Counsellor. Coordinator of the Psychotherapy Unit at MELEL Center ( under the auspices of the Tel-Aviv Municipality); founder and director of “Even Derech”- a private clinic for Group and Individual Psychotherapy in Tel-Aviv.

Marcia worked 14 years at the Psychiatry Unit for Children and Families at Ichilov Hospital, where she developed and managed the Group Therapy Care. She has been conducting Workshops, therapeutic groups and courses, combining Analytic Approach and Arts, for more than 10 years in more than 10 different countries.

Marcia is Brazilian and Israeli, lives in Tel-Aviv,and she is a mother of 3.

 

 

‘I am Enough’ – An Expressive Arts therapy workshop, Chennai

Dates: 24th & 25th March 2018

Timing: 9.30am to 4pm

Course fee: Rs. 3000 (For Students) Group Discount for Students: Rs. 1000 per Person (min 10 in a group)

Rs. 5900 (incl. GST) for Others

Place: Chennai

 

What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Expressive Arts Therapy is the practice of using storytelling, singing, instrumental music, movement and dance, drama, and visual arts, all together; in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing. It is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expression and is an inter-modal therapeutic discipline in which the therapist and client may move freely between drawing, dancing, music, drama, poetry, etc.

In Expressive Arts Therapy, the therapist and client discuss the client’s feelings and thoughts that have arisen in the client during the artistic process in which the client is expressing him/her. It focuses on the client’s experience of expression and on the reflection upon the client’s feelings and thoughts that may have arisen during this experience. The artistic product is of secondary importance.

Expressive Arts Therapy is a gentle non-judgmental approach, enabling the client to become aware of what is happening in his/her unconscious.It enhances self-awareness and facilitates change, including the relation to personal growth and community development.Expressive Arts Therapy can be practiced with individuals, couples, families, and group.

 

Facilitator:

Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam, has worked for over 20 years as a Psychological Counsellor. She is an Expressive Arts Therapist, and a board certified Psychodramatist. She has worked as a consultant to several governments, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). She is a member of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group process, and the Moreno Psychodrama Society — which is affiliated to the Australian and Aotearoa (New Zealand) Board of Psychodrama.

Ms Magdalene is the Director of the Indian Institute of Psychodrama, which she founded in 2013 after working to bring world class psychodrama trainers to India since 2009. She is also the Director of the East West Center for Counselling and Training (an Expressive Arts Therapy Center based in Chennai, India); and a co-founder of the Expressive Arts Therapy Association of India.

To Register Click Here

For more details Contact 9884700104 / 9884700135

The Second Annual International Conference on Expressive Arts Therapy in India : Expressions of the Soul

THEME: BUILDING THE PRACTITIONER’S TOOLKIT

13TH & 14TH FEBRUARY 2018

Presented by

Women’s Christian College & East West Center for Counselling and Training

 The Conference:

Expressive Art therapy is a relatively new form of therapeutic practice. It allows individuals to access and communicate their feelings and thoughts in more vivid and imaginative ways. This field emerged in the mid – 1970s. Expressive Arts Therapy is a holistic approach utilising various art forms such as imagery, drama, dance / movement, music, poetry, story-telling and dream-work.

The Organisers :

Women’s Christian College

Women’s Christian College, founded in 1915 is affiliated to the University of Madras and is an autonomous college since 1982. It is a Government aided minority institution. The college has been re-accredited by NAAC with Grade A and is identified as a college with  Potential for Excellence by UGC. Further, NIRF has placed the college among the top ten colleges in India in 2017.

The Department of Psychology is student centric with unique innovative courses and has 43 years of commitment to academic excellence. The Department of Psychology at WCC and EWC have successfully collaborated in bringing Post Graduate Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy for the 7th Consecutive year in 2017.

The Department of English, now in its 55th year, provides students with an exposure to literatures from the world over and hands – on experience in diverse skills in short -film making, theatre production, journalism and advertising. With the students also involved in community and team  work, they emerge socially and culturally sensitised, empowered young women.

East West Center for Counselling & Training (EWC) was founded by Magdalene Jeyarathnam and registered in 2007.  We are an Expressive Arts therapy Center and we depute therapists to schools, colleges and corporates. Our clientele are from ages 3 to 75, we work with individuals, couples, families and groups. We have been pioneering Expressive Arts therapy workshops and trainings since the inception of our organisation in various cities, towns – large and big in India. In collaboration with Women’s Christian College we jointly teach and award a one year long Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy Course since 2011. This course is the first course that began in India as an Expressive Arts therapy diploma and now has completed 6 years and this year we have the 7th batch of students. Our students come from various parts of India and beyond.

Objectives of the conference

  •       To build awareness about Expressive Arts Therapy.
  •       To showcase the application of various art modalities in Expressive Arts Therapy.
  •       To introduce the  participants to the significance of  Expressive Arts to personal wellbeing and growth.
  •       To provide updates on current trends in practice of Expressive Arts Therapy.
  •       To understand the role of creative expression in enhancing personal and professional effectiveness.

Thrust Areas  

  1. Individual modalities in Expressive Art Therapy – dance / music / art / storytelling / drama / etc.
  2. The Intermodal approach in Expressive Arts Therapy.
  3. Training in Expressive Arts Therapy.

Expected Outcomes 

  1. Broadening the knowledge base, understanding behaviour practices, new techniques and professional code of ethics.
  2. Networking with experienced therapist and exchanging competencies to facilitate further collaborations.
  3. Learning new techniques from experts, building skills.

Who can Attend?

Social workers, Psychologist, Therapists, HR professionals, Special Educators, Teachers, Mentors / life coaches, NGO workers, students and anyone who might be interested.

Registration

Conference Delegates:  Rs 2,500/. This covers the fees for the 13th and 14th, the Conference Proceedings Book and CD and lunch and tea on both days. The last day to register online is 10th February 2018.

Student registration:  Rs 600/.  This covers the fees for the 13th and 14th, lunch and tea on both days. Student registrations can be made through their institution as cash payment. Special discount of Rs. 5000 for group registrations of 10 or more is available.

 

Payment can be made through Online Transfer (details available in the online form) or through DD in favour of “Bursar, Women’s Christian College.

Please write your name on the back of the DD, fill the online form and post your Demand Draft to the following address,

Ms. Anuradha Naidu

Women’s Christian College

College Road, Opp Standard Chartered Bank, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006.

Please click here to register online

Queries may be mailed to – conference.iceat18@gmail.com /  info@centerforcounselling.org 

 

RESOURCE PERSON

Dr Karen Estrella

PhD Coordinator, Expressive Therapies Division, Lesley University, MA, USA. She is a registered music therapist, art therapist and expressive arts therapist.

Susan Bullough-Khare

has been trained in England through courses with the British Association of Art Therapists and the Tobias School of Art and Therapy and teaches Visual Arts Therapy. 

Dr Eric Miller

PhD in Folklore, Founder of World Storytelling Institute, Member of  Healing Story Alliance. Originally from New York, USA.

Tripura Kashyap 

Dance therapist, Co-Founder of Creative Movement Association of India, lives in Bangalore. She is a pioneer of Dance Therapy in India

Magdalene Jeyarathnam 

Expressive Arts therapist and Psychodramatist, Founder of East West Center for Counselling and Training and Indian Institute of Psychodrama.

Hans Kaushik

Artist, Actor and Theatre Professional. Works with magic Lantern and as a consultant to revitalize the culture and the use of theatre as a tool for education.

Ashwini Kasi & Srijith Sundararam

Marappachi Group.

Bhaktiveda Dhaul

Expressive Arts therapist Founder, Prannah, Mumbai; trained in Lesley University, USA.

Charrithra Ballal

Clinical psychologist, trained in Art- Psychotherapy at goldsmith University, London.

Cyril alexander

Founder, sterling School of Playback Theatre Company, Founder and Director of Sterling school of playback Theatre, Trained in Playback Theatre and Psychodrama in New York.

Mishti Verma

Experiential Corporate trainer, Founder, Inner Katha Interventions and Co- founder of clap a centre for creative learning arts and performance in Mumbai.

Puneeta Roy

Managing Trustee, Yuva Ekta Foundation. She works with young people using theatre and arts for self- empowerment and healing.

Renelle Snelleksz

Trained at tata institute of social sciences and the kolkata sanved, Pioneers of Dance Movement therapy among survivors of trafficking in India. 

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Dr. Lilian Jasper

Principal, Women’s christian College

CONVENERS

Dr. Veena Easarados

+91 9500042379

Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam

+91 9884700135

Dr. Annie Kuriachan

Treasurer

Ms. Sruti Lall

 

Contact Details

College Landlines91-44-28275926/ 28276798 (Between 9am and 1pm).

EAST WEST CENTER FOR COUNSELLING

9884700164, 044 42080810 (Between 9.30 am and 5 pm)

 

ORGANISING SECRETARY

Dr. sumathi D +91 9840973125

TREASURER

Ms. Sruti Lall +91 9884572724

Email: conference.icea18@gmail.com /  info@centerforcounselling.org

 

Schedule 

DAY 1: (13th Feb 2018) – 2nd Annual Expressive Arts Therapy Conference of India

TIME
DESCRIPTION
 TITLE / FACILITATOR
9.30 am to 10.30 am
Inauguration
10.30 am to 11.00 am
Break
11.00 am to 12.00 pm
Plenary 1
Expressive Arts Therapy and Music Therapy – Dr Karen Estrella
12.00 pm to 12.15 pm
Break
12.15 pm to 1.15 pm
Panel with Video
Moderated by Magdalene Jeyarathnam
1.15 pm to 2.00 pm
Lunch
2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Workshop 1(choose one from the five options)
1. Visual Art Therapy – Charithra Ballal
2. Theatre -Hans Kousik
3.Psychodrama as an Expressive Arts Therapy Method – Magdalene   Jeyarathnam
4. Fairytale Therapy – Dr.Eric Miller
5. Expressive Arts Therapy -Expressive Arts Therapy Association of India
3.30 pm to 3.45 pm
Break
3.45 pm to 5.15 pm
Workshop 1 (Participants to go back to the same workshop)
(Continued…..)

 

DAY 2: (14th Feb 2018)  – 2nd Annual Expressive Arts Therapy Conference of India

TIME
DESCRIPTION
 TITLE / FACILITATOR
9.30 am to 10.30 am
Plenary 2
 Expressive Arts Therapy with Children with special issues- Renelle Snelleksz
10.30 am to 10.45 am
Break
10.45 am to 11.45 pm
Plenary 3
Dance Movement Therapy – Tripura Kashyap
11.45 pm to 12.00 pm
Break
12.00 pm to 1.30 pm
Workshop 2 ( choose one from the six options)
1.Theatre and Therapy –
Ms. Ashwini Kasi and Mr.Srijith Sundaram
2. Strengthening Corporate teams and ecosystems using image theatre and creative visualization – Mishti Verma
3. Finding Me: Exploring the self through Theatre –  Puneeta Roy
4. Introducing Playback Theatre – Cyril Alexander
5. Let your inner child play: Anexpressive Journey into the self – Bhaktiveda Dhaul
6. Visual Art Therapy – Susan Bullough Khare
1.30 pm to 2.15 pm
Lunch
2.15 pm to 3.15 pm
Panel Discussion 2
Moderated by Magdalene Jeyarathnam
3.15 pm to 3.30 pm
Break
3.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Valedictory Address & Distribution of Certificates

Please click here to register online

 

 

 

 

‘Explore the Beautiful You’ – An Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop, Mumbai

 

Mumbai: 19th & 20th February 2018

Venue: JSK Infotech
701 Pratiek Plaza

Opp Patel Auto Service
Near MTNL S V Road                                                                                                                      Goregaon, West Mumbai – 400062                                                                                                   Contact No: 9619054732

Timing: 9.30am to 4pm

Course fee: Rs. 5900 (incl. GST)

What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Expressive Arts Therapy is the practice of using storytelling, singing, instrumental music, movement and dance, drama, and visual arts, all together; in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing. It is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expression and is an inter-modal therapeutic discipline in which the therapist and client may move freely between drawing, dancing, music, drama, poetry, etc.

In Expressive Arts Therapy, the therapist and client discuss the client’s feelings and thoughts that have arisen in the client during the artistic process in which the client is expressing him/her. It focuses on the client’s experience of expression and on the reflection upon the client’s feelings and thoughts that may have arisen during this experience. The artistic product is of secondary importance.

Expressive Arts Therapy is a gentle non-judgmental approach, enabling the client to become aware of what is happening in his/her unconscious.It enhances self-awareness and facilitates change, including the relation to personal growth and community development.Expressive Arts Therapy can be practiced with individuals, couples, families, and group.

Facilitator:

Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam, has worked for over 20 years as a Psychological Counsellor. She is an Expressive Arts Therapist, and a board certified Psychodramatist. She has worked as a consultant to several governments, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). She is a member of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group process, and the Moreno Psychodrama Society — which is affiliated to the Australian and Aotearoa (New Zealand) Board of Psychodrama.

Ms Magdalene is the Director of the Indian Institute of Psychodrama, which she founded in 2013 after working to bring world class psychodrama trainers to India since 2009. She is also the Director of the East West Center for Counselling and Training (an Expressive Arts Therapy Center based in Chennai, India); and a co-founder of the Expressive Arts Therapy Association of India.

To Register Click Here

For more details Contact 9884700104 / 9884700135

Dance Movement Therapy Workshop with Katia Verreault

Dates: 2nd & 3rd December 2017

Timing: 9.30 am to 4 pm

Course Fee: Rs. 5000 (+GST)

 

Venue: Chetpet

For more details Contact : 9884700104 /9884700135

 

Facilitator:

Katia Verreault (Amsterdam) – Group facilitator, Dance movement therapist, Dance instructor and Founder of A Moving World-We dance

Katia is dance movement therapist, special needs teacher trainer, group facilitator and dance instructor with extensive work experience in multi-cultural environments and community settings in the field of specialised education, transcultural psychiatry, trauma, resilience-building and dance movement therapy. Katia’s communication skills and participatory approach enables her to adapt to various clienteles and their needs.

 

 

 

Group Session for Children on Every Saturday

The group session for children and teenagers (5 to 17 years) uses Expressive Arts Therapy and creativity to help children connect to their problems, give voice to their emotions, and learn techniques to heal. It uses a variety of techniques including art, drama, movement, music, storytelling etc.. Through the experience of Expressive Arts Therapy, the child’s individuality and self-esteem are supported and enhanced.

Day: Every Saturday

Timing: 11 am to 1 pm

Venue: 14, 2nd Avenue, Harrington Road, Chetpet 600031.

Fee: Rs.3500 for 8 sessions

The Session starts with the ‘Art from the Heart’ art session and continues with the Group Session. Children will be divided into different groups depending on their age.

 

For more information please contact :

Magdalene Jeyarathnam – 9884700135/ 9884700104 or 

Email – info@centerforcounselling.org