Experiential course on Expressive Arts Therapy- May,2020

“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!

(For ten days)

EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY (EAT) CERTIFICATE COURSE- MAY, 2020

DATES:

from May 1st 2020 to May 10th 2020

Timings: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

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

Venue:
East West Center 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

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

Dance Movement Therapy Workshop with Katia Verreault- December 2019

Dance Movement Therapy Workshop with Katia Verreault

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.

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.

Dates: 14th & 15th December 2019

Timing: 9.30 am to 4 pm

Course Fee:

Rs. 1500+GST(270) for students

Rs. 5000+GST(900) for others

(Contact us for group registrations)

CLICK HERE  to Register

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

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

 

An experiential workshop on Expressive Arts Therapy – Chennai, 2019

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

Cordially invite you to

An experiential workshop on “Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy involves using a combination of the arts for healing,
coaching, training, and/or teaching.

PROGRAM:
Awarding of Diplomas for graduates
of the 7th batch of our
“One-year Diploma Course in Expressive Arts Therapy” —
and Presentations, Seminars, and Workshops.

ADMISSION: Free.

DATE:
Friday, 12th July.

TIMING:
9.30 AM – 4.00 PM

*Registration starts at 9.00 AM*

LOCATION:
“Copper Pod” Hall,
Women’s Christian College
College Road, Nungambakkam.

Mobile: 98403 94282.
Email: info@centerforcounselling.org

Notes:
Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy is a one-year course (each Dec-Nov)
which provides training in:
* Storytelling Therapy (training provided
by the World Storytelling Institute).
* Drama Therapy (including Psychodrama).
* Music Therapy.
* Visual Arts Therapy.
* Movement/Dance Therapy.
* Counselling Skills.

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: November 4th, 11th and 18th (Mondays), 2019.

Timing: 11 AM – 1.30 PM

Fee : Rs.2250

Venue: 7, Muchachi Mansion (3rd floor),
Kasthuri Estate 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

WORKING TOWARDS POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH! !

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.

IF YOUR ORGANISATION HAS NOT GOT A COUNSELLOR YET, CONTACT US FOR DEMOS OF USING EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY IN OUR INTERVENTIONS TOWARDS POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH.

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