Counselling Skills Training – Chennai, 2019

As there is an increase in day-to-day stress levels, and stress-related illnesses have increased – the numbers who need counselling has also increased. To match the demand for counsellors, East West Center For Counselling and Training is organising a workshop for those who have the aptitude and the need to use counselling skills in their work. This will be an experiential learning in counselling and it is an opportunity to sharpen your skills and also to refresh your counselling ideas.

Counselling aids one to express their emotions and it promotes well-being in the society. It facilitates individuals to be self sufficient and to be connected with social environment and to gain insights about their feelings, thoughts and behaviour about oneself.

Who can attend: Working Professionals, Psychotherapist/ Counsellor, Students of Psychology and Social Work and anyone who is curious to experience Psychodrama – This training will give you additional tools to understand and build your profession.

Dates: 29th June, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th July (Five consecutive Saturdays)

Timing: 9.30 AM to 4 PM

Course fee: Rs. 11,800 (incl. GST)

Place: 7, Muchachi Mansion (3rd floor),
Kasthuri Estate 3rd street,
Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600086.

For Registration CLICK HERE

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.

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

STRENGTHENING VOCAL EXPRESSION – Chennai , 2019

Your Voice Is An Instrument With A Personality.

Come join us to experience  vocal strength and power , to create more interest in your voice by changing the pace or the speed with which you speak, a pause to emphasise the importance of the last words spoken. Also bring more expression into your speaking voice by altering the pitch. Take your voice up higher for light, sweet moments and bring it down into a deep crescendo for the serious or important statements.

A course of 3 sessions will be offered to those interested

Dates: June 2nd, 9th, 16th 2019 (Sundays)

Timing: 5.00 pm – 7.00pm

Fee : Rs.2000

Venue: 7, Muchachi Mansion (3rd floor),
KasthuriEstate 3rd street,
Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600086.

 

To Register : CLICK HERE

For more Contact

Email: storytelling7@gmail.com / info@centerforcounselling.org
Phone: 044- 42080810/ 9840394282

YOGA AND SOUND HEALING session with Ms. Nithyaa Kalyani – 28th March 2019, Chennai

We are organising  YOGA AND SOUND HEALING session in collaboration with Ms. Nithyaa Kalyani. This workshop is predominantly to experience the sense of peace and well-being gained from the practices of Yoga and Sound healing under the safe guidance of our sensitive and empathetic facilitator, Ms. Nithyaa Kalyani.

Come experience calmness and sooth yourself using yoga and sound healing for 90 minutes. You will get an opportunity to meet up with our budding Psychodramatists with whom you can have interesting conversations too.

About the Trainer:

Nithyaa Kalyani is a yoga teacher, sound healing therapist and an artist. She is from the United States and currently lives in India, having spent the last year solo backpacking around the world. Her teachings bridge the world of yoga, psychology and the creative arts.

You will be joining our fresh batch of students of Psychodrama in this well-being session.
Calling all to take some time out to come and experience a sense of tranquility at:

Date: 28th March 2019
Time: 3.00PM to 4.30 PM
Venue: Indian Institute of Psychodrama
7, Muchachi Mansion (3rd floor),
Kasthuri Estate 3rd street,
Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600086.
Contact No: 9884700104 / 9884700135
Email : training@centerforcounselling.org

Dance Movement Therapy , December 2018- Chennai

Dance Movement Therapy Workshop with Katia Verreault

Dates: 15th & 16th December 2018 (Weekend)

Timing: 9.30 am to 4 pm

Course Fee: Rs. 5000 (+GST)

Dance is the hidden language of soul. 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 this , 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. 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.

Venue:
Indian Institute of Psychodrama
7, Muchachi Mansion (3rd floor),
Kasthuri Estate 3rd street,
Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600086.

For more details Contact : 9884700104 /9884700135

training@centerforcounselling.org

TO Register: CLICK HERE

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.

 

COUNSELLING SERVICES FOR CORPORATES AND ADULTS

Work with Corporates

Counselling  is being used to maintain a motivated workforce. Mental health and emotional well-being is taken care of by counselling, this in-turn results  in higher levels  of productivity and self-efficacy. Corporate counselling provides organisation with a healthy  work environment. The benefits of engaging us are, we can improve productivity, we can help with team building, we can be moderators  in a crisis situation, we can aid with de-addiction, improve time management skills, reduce stress among the work staff, improve self-esteem, and so much more.

As part of our Woman Empowerment initiative, we offered free counselling services for women employees to help them navigate through pressures of balancing work and home life, their overall well-being as well as maximising their  true potential to realise their wishes realistically.” Padmini, Former Head – Internal Communications, Group Technology, Standard Chartered Bank

When the employee understands that his/her company is concerned about his mental well-being, the perspective that he has about the company shifts to a positive side. Counselling builds more trust and greater productivity in the organisation” Sheeba, HR, SPI Cinemas

We delegate Expressive Arts Therapists to corporates to work with employees and their families.All the techniques of Expressive Art Therapy are used with the employees to achieve their work-life balance.

We use Psychodrama techniques to build teams, and to assess team members. This methodology focuses on the similarities of individuals within groups, rather than on the differences within groups.  This helps teams build trust between the members.

Our Work With Individuals, Couples and Group

Our counsellors often work with clients on a one-on-one basis, or with couples and also in group settings using  various mediums of Expressive Art Therapies like, psychodrama, art, music, creative movements, story telling and dance.

We help with:

•Improving Self-esteem
•Improving relationships
•De-addiction
•Crisis intervention
•Grief counselling
•Work-life balance
•Anger management
•Stress management
•Pre-marital counselling
•Identifying sexual orientation

Trainings and Workshops

We create modules on various topics like Dance and Movement therapy, Grief Counselling,  Psychodrama Training, Visual arts therapy, Relationship skills, Handling Transference, Counselling skills and techniques etc. which are made available for professionals involved in the field.

Skilled professionals and experienced resource persons come from all over the world to spread their knowledge in both lecture sessions and experiential sessions. We have got resorce people  from the United States of America, Italy, Greece, Spain, India etc.

Contact: 42080810 / 9884700104 / 9884700135

 Email: info@centerforcounselling.org 

Website : www.centerforcounselling.org

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.

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

Due to social stigma and discrimination, individuals who come from a community of diverse sexual and gender identities face more vulnerabilities in our society. Correcting our law is the first step towards safety and inclusion.

This is not a support group, this is group psychotherapy facilitated by trained professionals who are familiar with your issues. This is a place to discuss all issues relating to your relationships, coming out, discrimination (internal and external), depression, break ups, etc.

The group therapy sessions for LGBTQIA community using Expressive Arts Therapy and creativity to help you connect to your problems, give voice to your 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 your 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 you tell your story to a supportive audience, you 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. The group is structured in such a way that gives the members of the group a level of freedom to join when ever they feel

Due to the metropolitan nature of Chennai, we provide groups which are language sensitive

Tamil group: Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday

English group: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday

If you are coming for the first time, prior registration/ intimation is required a day before.

To protect confidentiality and maintain anonymity this group functions based only on invitation.

Call us to be invited on 9884700135, 9884700104

Timing: 4 pm to 6 pm

For more information please contact 9245125290 / 9884700104

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