Integrating Visual Arts for Healing in Counselling

East West Center for Counselling and Training

Presents,

Integrating Visual Arts for Healing in Counselling- Series II

A trauma informed approach using arts in counselling with children

A 24-hour training program which introduces skills and techniques of using creative visual arts for healing in a trauma informed approach in counselling with children. The training will be conducted for 3-hours per day for 4 weekends. The training paves way to an experiential learning. Aiding in increasing the practitioners tool kit for working with children. 

Visual Art and collages give way to understand and expression of the extent of emotions and feelings experienced by the individual or the creator near to perfection than in verbal expressions. Individuals having trouble verbalizing what they are feeling, can mirror their emotions through spontaneous collage. For individuals who are more visually oriented to see and perceive better. Children whose linguistic skill are still developing can use collage to express themselves better. Art is easy, quick, safe and less intimidating to the client who are new or who feel resistant toward Therapy, It does not need specific skill sets, yet tends to be very insightful. It gives the creator a sense of contentment in the end of creating something of themselves which is psychically concrete to feel and see. Facilitates catharsis and self-exploration. 

Who can join: Mental health professionals link Counsellors, Psychologist, Social workers etc. Who are interested in using arts therapy and visual arts in their work.

Date:

October     17th/ 18th, 24th/25th, 31st

November 1st, 7th/ 8th

Time: 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Course Fee: 8000 INR/300 Euros (+18% GST)

To Register: Click Here

Trainers

Ms. Roshni Bhatia, Artist and Art Therapist (Bangalore, India)

She is the Co-founder and Creative Director of FoundSpace, a platform for cross-cultural and multidisciplinary collaboration of the arts and mental wellness. Her educational qualifications are an MA in Art Psychotherapy from Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore and a BA in Creative Arts in Contemporary Art Practices from Srishti school of Art, Design, and Technology, Bangalore.

She has presented her arts-based research on Embodiment, complex trauma, and media arts at the ANZACATA Conference in Brisbane, Australia, and was also fully funded to attend and exhibit at the IASD Dream Conference in the Netherlands in 2019. Roshni is interested in expanding the boundaries of therapeutic practices beyond the clinical and integrating new media practices in the field of art therapy.

Magdalene Jeyarathnam(Course Director) –  Expressive Arts Therapist and Certified Psychodramatist

Magdalene has worked for over 25 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.

Mind Mantra Project

” MIND MANTRA” project, a join venture of East West Center for counselling & training (EWC) and Creations Charitable Trust for the Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue department. The ingratiation ceremony of the project took place on the 9th of September 2020. The chief guest of the ceremony was the DGP, Dr. Sylendra Babu.IPS who was also the project mentor, the Deputy Director with Tamil Nadu fire and rescue services Ms.Priya Ravichandran, Ms. Asha Marina S and Prithivi K joint trustees of Creations Charitable Trust along with Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathinam the director of EWC were present to grace the occasion.

The Mind Mantra Project was initiated to enhance the mind and emotional well-being of the service men who have been constantly contributing to the betterment of the society, risking their own lives in the process of saving lives in danger. The inauguration was also followed by a Mental health awareness session conducted by Ms. Magdalene about the need for therapy and the self-care for people who work in workplaces which are as stressful as the Rescue Department the session was very interactive and made them realize the need for Counselling and Stress management.

 

 

 

Integrating Body work in Counselling : SERIES- I in August & September 2020

East West Center for Counselling and Training has begun a series with counselling and other art forms used as therapeutic tools.

 

Presenting to you with first of the series “An Online Certificate course on using Dance Movement Therapy in trauma informed approach to Counselling”

Trauma can leave one feeling disconnected from their body, their families and the world around them (Levine, 2010). Trauma can be  defined as a sudden and forceful event or prolonged exposure to stressful life events which overtime overwhelms a person’s ability to respond. Trauma need not always involve actual physical harm to oneself; an event can be traumatic if it  contradicts one’s worldview and overpowers one’s ability to cope  where one’s sense of safety, hope and agency have severely been compromised.  A  trauma-informed approach comes from understanding the body-mind connection and how the impact of trauma affects the nervous system ,the brain’s neurological processes  and emotional regulation. Addressing  trauma by integrating body work in counselling can facilitate resource activation and healing processes.

Inviting all mental health practitioners and counsellors who wish to integrate arts in their work.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Dates – (4 Weekends)

Aug 15th, 16th / 29th, 30th

Sept 5th, 6th / 19th, 20th

Time: 3PM – 6PM

Registrations after 31st July 2020 : Rs.8,500 + GST

Facilitators:

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

She 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 me to adapt to various clienteles and their needs.

Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Founder Director of East West Center for Counselling and Training,

Shes an Expressive arts therapist and a board certified Psychodramatist working with individuals, couples and groups including family groups in India. Magdalene has more than 25 years of experience in working with addiction, HIV/AIDS and mental health issues, she has worked with several state and central government agencies in India, She has also worked with UNICEF and WHO as consultant on projects. She is the founder of East West Center for Counselling which is an Expressive arts therapy center providing therapy services to schools, universities and organisations; She also founded the Indian Institute of psychodrama which is the first psychodrama training institute in India. She is one of the founding members of the Indian academy of professional supervisors; she is also on the board of directors of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and group Processes. She is a co-founder of Expressive Arts therapy Association of India. She is currently pursuing her doctoral study in Martin Luther Christian University in Shillong, Meghalaya.

SUPERVISION SESSIONS AT EAST WEST CENTER FOR COUNSELLING & TRAINING

East West Center for counselling provides individual and group supervision sessions for therapist and counsellors.

Supervision has been defined as “A working alliance between the supervisor and the counsellor in which the counsellor can offer an account or recording of their work; reflect on it; receive feedback, and where appropriate guidance.” (Inskipp and Proctor, 2001, p.1)

According to the European Association for Counselling (EAC), Supervision is a contracted, professional relationship between two or more individuals engaged with counselling activities, which leads to reflection on the counselling situation and its structure while providing emotional support & advice, containment and the setting of clear boundaries for the counsellor and their counselling work.

Why supervision in counselling?

Counselling supervision is an ethical practice to allow a more experienced person in to give a different take which you might not have considered otherwise, it helps one to hear different perspectives and opinions to adapt a more rational and effective method to go about with the counselling session with their clients.

About the supervisor-

Magdalene Jeyarathnam  was certified in 2002 by Central School of Counselling Training (CSCT) London, UK and in January 2019 she was certified in the Rise up model which is an approved course by Australian Counselling Association ( ACA). She has been supervising expressive arts therapists and therapists working with individuals couples and groups. She is a board certified (Australia, New Zealand board) Psychodramatist  and Expressive arts therapist working with individuals, couples and groups including family groups in India. Magdalene has more than 25 years of experience in working with addiction, HIV/AIDS and mental health issues, she has worked with several state and central government agencies in India, She has also worked with UNICEF and WHO as counselling consultant on several projects. She is the founder of East West Center for Counselling which is an Expressive arts therapy center providing therapy services to schools, universities and organisations; She also founded the Indian Institute of psychodrama which is the first psychodrama training institute in India. She is one of the founding members of the Indian academy of professional supervisors; she is also on the board of directors of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and group Processes. She is a co-founder of Expressive Arts therapy Association of India. She is recently appointed as Co-Chair of the health and well-being vertical of IWN – CII (Indian Women’s Network – Confederation of Indian Industries), Tamil Nadu chapter.

 

We provide the following supervision services, for professionals practicing counselling and therapy.

1) Group supervision for therapists and counsellors

Every first Friday of the month

3 PM – 4.30 PM

Fee: Rs. 800 (inclusive of GST) per session

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

2) One on one supervision for therapists and counsellors

Fix appointments on call.

Contact us 9884700135/ 104/106

3) Supervision for therapists / counsellors working with Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychodrama

Fix appointments on call.

Contact us 9884700135/ 104/106

 

Online weekend courses on Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychodrama in June, July & August 2020

Have you ever wondered if virtual training in Creative Arts Therapy work ??? IT DID!

For almost 3 months now since the lock-down due to COVID-19 happened, we have been experimenting online workshops and certificate courses and it has turned out to be amazingly effective. These are some of our students from our recent training program sharing their experiences doing online training with East West Center for Counselling & Training and Indian Institute of Psychodrama .

You are invited to attend our next virtual training venture in June, July and August 2020

 


 

(i) Three weekend online workshop

Collage, Masks and Expressive Arts Therapy

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. We all project personal meaning onto everything we see and hear, Collage making can be made therapeutic and is extensively used in therapy. On the other hand Masks can be a very powerful tool helping individuals realize their roles and to reveal and explore hidden self effectively. Here is an opportunity to have an experiential learning using Collages and Masks in Expressive Arts Therapy.

Timings: 2 PM to 4 PM

DATES: June: 13th, 14th / July: 11th, 12th / Aug: 8th, 9th (2nd weekends)

COURSE FEE: Rs. 4,000

(For international participants 150 Euros)

 

 

 


(ii) Three weekend online workshop

Fantasies, Day Dreams and Dreams in Psychodrama

Psychodrama is essentially a group action method. This method is a spontaneous and creative method which is used by well trained and certified psychodramtists who enables or facilitates enactment of real-life situations, past incidents or situations or an inner mental process but acting them out in the present time.

“You analyze their dreams. I give them the courage to dream again.”  These were the words from Jacob L. Moreno to Sigmund Freud, that emphasizes his work on Dreams using Psychodrama. His focus was on helping people analyse their conflicting roles, put the parts together and give them the courage to dream again. Exploration of dreams played a significant part in Moreno’s approach as dreams help us experience new information on many levels: mind, body and psyche. Psychodrama can be a natural method to use with dreams, fantasies and unconscious materials as they involve symbolism and helps in understanding one’s inner processes and inner world. Psychodramtist helps people see their dreams and fantasies, and help them deal with this and make sense out of it. Psychodrama acts as a bridge that connects dreams and outward reality.

 

Timings: 2 PM to 4 PM

Dates- June: 27th, 28th / July: 25th, 26th / Aug: 22nd, 23rd (4th weekends)

Course fee: Rs. 4,000

(For international participants 150 Euros )

TO REGISTER FOR EITHER ONE OR BOTH THE WORKSHOPS CLICK HERE

Who can participate?

Anyone who is interested in Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychodrama are welcome!!

If you are working in a HR team, as a corporate trainer, team leaders, life coaches or mentors or if you are a psychotherapist/ counsellor – This training will give you additional tools to understand and build your team members or clients.

Trainers:

Dr. Herb Propper, PhD, TEP, is a trainer, educator, and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy with 40 years of experience in the field. He is the Resident Trainer for the Indian Institute of Psychodrama. He is a member of the American Board of Examiners, and a fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP).

Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam,Founder Director of Indian Institute of Psychodrama, She is an Expressive Arts therapist and board certified Psychodramatist. She is currently completing her PEP Certification, she is in the international committee of ASGPP and is also on the board of directors of International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process (IAGP)

Ms. Johannah Preethika E, Counsellor and Internship coordinator at East West Center For Counselling and Training

Ms. Henrietta Peterson, Counsellor and Training coordinator at East West Center For Counselling and Training

 

For more details contact: 9884700104 /9884700106/ 9884700135

Email: training@centerforcounselling.org/ info@centerforcounselling.org

Storytelling Therapy Course from September to December

East West Center for Counselling and Training, and World Storytelling Institute

An 11-session Course on “Storytelling Therapy” (via Videoconference)

Storytelling Therapy — along with Drama Therapy, Music Therapy, Visual Art Therapy, etc — is an Expressive Therapy. Storytelling Therapy involves working with stories that relate to clients’ experiences.  Participants in the 11-session Course would learn about, and would receive training in, a method of Storytelling Therapy. This method could be used for Psychological Counselling, as well as for Facilitating Healing and Personality Development; Life Coaching; and Training in Life Skills, Soft Skills, and Communication Skills.

11 weekly sessions: Wednesdays, 7pm – 9pm India Standard Time

Date: From 23rd Sept to 2nd Dec 2020

Facilitator: Dr Eric Miller,
Director, World Storytelling Institute,
Assistant Director, East West Center for Counselling and Training

Course fee: 12,000 INR / 400 USD

Additional info about this Course is at
http://tinyurl.com/ycbez6vj

Contact for further details:
info@stoytellinginstitute.org
98403 94282

LOCK-DOWN SPECIAL ONLINE COURSE ON EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY APRIL 2020

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.

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 SOCIAL WORK & PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS interested in understanding and learning Expressive Arts Therapy, are welcome!

INTRODUCTION TO EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY (EAT) CERTIFICATE COURSE – APRIL, 2020

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

SCHEDULE: APRIL 2020 from 6th to 10th

Timings: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Facilitators:

Dr. Herb Proper, Dr. Eric Miller, Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Ms. Johannah Preethika. E and Ms.Shruthi. S

For more details contact: 9884700104 / 9884700135
Email: training@centerforcounselling.org

Free Group sessions during the lock-down for Self-development and For Professionals

i)  We are all in this together, YOU are not alone!

 

East West Center for Counselling and Training is responding to the current situation of crisis, especially for the vulnerable population in the community.

For all the near and dear ones who are looking for an opportunity to help your creative minds explore, here is an opportunity!! East West Center for Counselling and Training has been running Art Therapy sessions since the 1st week of April every Monday and is ongoing.

Join us in this open Art therapy sessions ONLINE on every Monday from 11 am to 1 pm.

Watch some of our sessions online: 

Session 1 (30:35 mins)

Session 2 (1 hr)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 


ii) ONGOING SUPERVISION GROUPS FOR PROFESSIONALS

Counselling supervision is an ethical practice to allow a more experienced person in to give a different take which you might not have considered otherwise, it helps one to hear different perspectives and opinions to adapt a more rational and effective method to go about with the counselling session with their clients.

For professionals practicing counselling and therapy. We provide the following supervision services,

Group supervision for therapists and counsellors

The group sessions will be free till the end of August 2020

For more information click here

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

EVERY THURSDAY 3 PM – 6 PM

 

 

 


 

 

 

iii) A webinar on “Therapeutic Expressions During COVID-19” 

Organised by Department of English, Shri Nehru Maha Vidyalaya (SNMV), Coimbatore

Catering to the very crucial needs in isolation and social distancing in the present COVID situation.

Time: 5.00 – 6.00

Date : 21 August 2020

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

iv) Exploring Relationships and Emotions Through the Arts 

Magdalene Jeyarathnam (East-West Center for Counselling and Training) and Orinam invite you to am online workshop for LGBTIQA+ persons on exploring relationships and emotions through the arts.

The event will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 11am to 1pm via the Jitsi app.

Requirements:  some pencils (colour pencils ideal) and blank A4 paper.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

v) IDK Series, Focusing on Mental Health

Discovering You

The 50th episode. Helping you get good mental health and helps you prevent depression.

Facilitated by-

Magdalene Jeyarethnam– She has worked for more than 25 years as a Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer. She is an Expressive Arts therapist and completed 800 hours of psychodrama training to become certified Psychodramatist. She has worked as consultant to several governments as WHO and UNICEF consultant. She is a member of the International association of Group Psychotherapy and Group process.

Date & Time : 22nd June 2020 at 7 pm

Watch the session online: ( 54 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0IsdYOU4FI&t=343s

 


 

vi) Beating the webinar stress 

Everyone of us are fighting the unending series of online hours spent in these lock-down days of our lives.

This is a program organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), focusing on dealing with- Work stress or fed up of no work at all;  fighting to get adapted to the changes experienced; on self-care and mental health.

Date: June 19th 2020

Time: 4.30 PM – 5.30 PM

Facilitated by :

Magdalene Jeyarethnam,  who has worked for more than 25 years as a Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer. She is an Expressive Arts therapist and completed 800 hours of psychodrama training to become certified Psychodramatist. She has worked as consultant to several governments as WHO and UNICEF consultant. She is a member of the International association of Group Psychotherapy and Group process.

Watch the session online: ( 1 hr 17 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1lxJzrKU0k&t=1678s

 


vii) Gender roles and Sexuality from Indian/Hindu Mythology- IAGP Shiva Shakthi 

‘ Shiva Shakthi ‘ – The union of Sacred masculine and feminine consciousness that lies within us and throughout the Cosmos.

As part of the collaboration between Indian Institute of Psychodrama(IIP) and the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and group processes (IAGP), we have organised a series of talks for students who are attending the Introduction to group psychotherapy course using psychodrama and group analysis. The title of the IAGP India project is Shiva Shakthi. To understand groups in India irrespective of what religion or faith we belong and which part of India, we are from – it is important to understand that our psyche is carrying symbols, meanings, models of behavior that we may either embrace or reject. IIP is opening up this session to all those who are interested in Indian culture and mythology.

Shiva is responsible for creation, upkeep and destruction of the universe, this destruction is to recreate. Shakthi is the dynamic energy which is also to create, sustain and destroy. Shiva and Shakthi are the masculine and the feminine version of the same energies which cannot be separated from one another. This interactive session on gender roles and sexuality will be lead by Prof Mangai.

Date: 13th JUNE (Saturday)

Contact us: 9884700104/ 9884700106
Watch this session online: 

 


viii) “LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA”

Connecting through Arts, Music and Poetry..

You are invited!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

“Love in  the Time of Corona” with Marcia Honig and Magdalene Jeyarathnam

Date:

Apr 12th and 26th 2020

May 10th and 24th 2020

At These days, of isolation and imperative distance between individuals, families and social groups, we face a lack of contact and closeness, support and even love.

The Workshop purpose is to enable IAGP members to express their feelings and connect to each other, at those hard moments around the world, due the COVID – 19.


 

 

ix)  “YOU ARE NOT ALONE”

For the elderly above the age of 60 facing anxiety, frustration, loneliness, panic and despair due to the current situation, this is a service offered to help you help yourself .

 

CONTACT US TO GET FURTHER DETAILS ON THE SAME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Certificate courses on: Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychodrama this summer – May 2020

The courses has been made online because of the extension of Lock down across the country due to COVID – 19. 

A) Expressive Arts Therapy certificate course this summer!

“Art requires imagination. It requires creativity. Creativity requires experience and experience comes from your life and your life is expressed in your art.” – Bruce Lee

The creative arts; drama, visual art, dance, storytelling and music involve creative expression as a means for healing the mind, body and spirit. It is a rare opportunity to find an art space for people to come together to imagine, express, create and explore oneself through art and introspect. The participant will be helped to develop a relationship with her/himself through the artistic medium. The focus of these sessions is on the process of creating rather than the outcome.

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
An opportunity to explore about oneself and their relationship with others.

For anyone interested in understanding and learning Expressive Arts Therapy, are welcome!

DATES: From May 1st 2020 to May 10th 2020

Timings: 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Fee: Rs. 8000/- ( For 10 Days)

B) Experiential Psychodrama course this summer! 

Psychodrama is essentially a group action method. This could be used in any business establishment in team building, conflict management, stress management, identifying and working with stress, improving communication, building trust, identifying issues etc. This method is a spontaneous and creative method which is used by well trained and certified psychodramatists who are usually called the Psychodrama director. A director enables or facilitates a re enactment of real life situations, past incidents or situations or an inner mental process but acting them out in the present time.

If you are working in a HR team, as a corporate trainer, team leaders, life coaches or mentors or if you are a psychotherapist/ counsellor – This training will give you additional tools to understand and build your team members or clients.

Dates: MAY 2020

Sociometry in group building – 8th, 9th, 10th May

Who am I where am I going? – 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th May

Working on relationships – 15th, 16th, 17th May

Timings: 3.00 pm- 6.00 pm

Fee: 8000/- (For 10 days)

TO REGISTER Click Here

If you are interested in attending both Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychodrama workshops , the courses are offered at Rs. 13,600/-

Trainers:

Dr. Herb Propper, PhD, TEP, is a trainer, educator, and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy.

Herb Propper, Ph.D., T.E.P. is Resident Trainer for the Indian Institute of Psychodrama. He is a Certified Trainer Educator Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy with 40 years of experience in the field. He is a member of the American Board of Examiners, and a fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP).

Since 2003 he has been presenting trainings in Bangladesh. He is currently an Associate Member of the Bangladesh Clinical Psychology Society and trainer for the Dhaka University Departments of Clinical Psychology and Educational/Counseling Psychology, the Psychology Department of Rajshahi University, and the Dramatics Department of Jahangirnagar University. Herb is a 2009 Fulbright Scholar to Bangladesh, and currently a member of the Fulbright Specialist Roster in Social Work. Herb has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism (Mahayana, Vajrayana) since 2001, and is also ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk.

Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Director of Indian Institute of Psychodrama,

has worked for almost 25 years as a Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer. She is an Expressive Arts therapist and completed 800 hours of psychodrama training to become an Australia and Aotearoa board(ABP)certified Psychodramatist.

She has worked as consultant to several governments as WHO and UNICEF consultant. She is a member of the International association of Group Psychotherapy and Group process. She is a faculty in Indian Institute of Psychodrama which she founded in 2013 after working in bringing world class psychodrama trainers since 2009. She is also the Director of East West Center for Counselling and Training which is an Expressive Arts therapy Center based in Chennai, India.

Venue:
East West Center for Counselling and Training
No.7, Muchachi Mansion (3rd floor),
Kasthuri Estate 3rd street,
Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600086.

For more details contact: 9884700104 / 9884700135
Email: training@centerforcounselling.org

A CERTIFICATE COURSE ON EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY

Art requires imagination. It requires creativity. Creativity requires experience and experience comes from your life and your life is expressed in your art.” – Bruce Lee
The creative arts; drama, visual art, dance, storytelling and music involve creative expression as a means for healing the mind, body and spirit. It is a rare opportunity to find an art space for people to come together to imagine, express, create and explore oneself through art and introspect. The participant will be helped to develop a relationship with her/himself through the artistic medium. The focus of these sessions is on the process of creating rather than the outcome. The participants are not required to have any artistic ability, rather, it is through the use of the individual’s senses that the imagination can process, flourish, and support healing. As such, the process is often referred to as “low skill, high sensitivity.” By expressing oneself through the creative arts, one is utilizing both physical and emotional bodies to explore issues, through color, kinesthetic, shape, texture, and form. The Art from heart sessions will have different modalities such as Movement, Art, Drama, Music and Storytelling.
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
An opportunity to explore about oneself and their relationship with others.

For anyone interested in understanding and learning Expressive Arts Therapy,  are welcome!

Only on weekends(5 Weekends)

EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY (EAT) CERTIFICATE COURSE- 2020

  SCHEDULE

JANUARY

18th, 19th

FEBUARY

1st, 2nd 8th, 9th

15th, 16th

MARCH

28th, 29th

 

Timings: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Course fee: 10,000+GST(1,800)

Venue:
East West Centre for Counselling and Training
No.7, Muchachi Mansion (3rd floor),
Kasthuri Estate 3rd street,
Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600086.

To Register CLICK HERE

Facilitator:

Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam, has worked for over 25 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.

For more details contact: 9884700104 / 9884700135
Email: training@centerforcounselling.org