Sunday, July 26, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Art therapy Workshop - Jen Kristel











A brief background to Expressive Art Therapy(including Art Therapy)

Art therapy has evolved since the beginning of humankind. In the 1800’s Hans Prinzhorn observed that the art of those in mental institutions seemed to help and support those doing the art by creating a place of release. It developed more strongly after World War II as Margaret Naumburg, worked with children who were dealing with trauma of losing their families and displacement from their homes. It is a gentle non judgmental approach, allowing the person to experience through art materials what is happening for them in their unconscious. “Making the unconscious, conscious”.

Through visual art, action methods such as sociometry, psychodrama, drama therapy and theatre games that promote wellness and community, clients are supported in looking at and understanding deep and often complex issues. The creative arts; drama, visual art, writing (prose and poetry) dance, storytelling and music involve creative expression as a means for healing the mind, body and spirit. The therapist acts as a guide in a co-creative process as the participant develops a relationship with her/himself through the artistic medium. In one manner, the participant removes their “conscious” ego selves in order to be able to understand the unconscious world, of feelings, spirit, and dreams. Feelings of all nature can be explored in a safe environment. Using the arts allows a person to unconsciously uncover and understand blocks through symbolic language, that keep one from going forward with their lives and dreams for the future. As one paints, moves, writes or acts from this place, one creates a dialogue with the self. One can draw or paint, dance or write from many different view points. One can go deeply into one aspect of an issue a little piece at a time in order to understand it more fully. 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. One is not limited to one art form to understanding oneself through the creative arts. The diverse arts complement each other.

Stopping talk allows a person to immediately experience themselves in a whole other manner. This does not discount the power of talk therapy however; talking often brings a person out of the deeper, more emotional places where feeling occurs. Talking often keeps a person on the surface more easily. Using the arts often goes to the core of an issue, since there is little in the way to block deep feeling and awareness. The arts can often be a direct link with the unconscious archetypal level and the part of us that speaks what is true and what is real and often through symbolic language.

Using the arts is a direct, yet gentle nonjudgmental approach. There can not be any judgment when it comes to the therapeutics aspects of art.

Duration - 5 days

Dates - 17 to 21 November 2009(Tue to Sat)

Timing - 10 AM to 5 PM

Participant list of Art Therapy workshop

S.No

Names

Mobile numbers and mail ID

1.

Dr.Anbudorai

9884062620

dr_anbudorai@yahoo.com

2.

Archanaa Seker

9840523235

seker.archanaa@gmail.com

3.

Archana Joshi

9962569285/044-25610190

ahj_147@yaho.co.in

4.

Aruna Jothi

9347774237/09000784213

5.

Bhuvana

9840774659

Perky_bg@yahoo.co.in

6.

Julie

julie@budsofchirist.org

7.

Rupa

9840833324

rupa.wv@gmail.com

8.

Magdalene Jeyarathnam

9884100135

magdalene@centerforcounselling.org

9.

Sara Kachwala

9840853653

sarahk33@gmail.com

10.

Chandini


11.

Alisha

9962495624


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Profile of Jennie Kristel

Jen Kristel, M.A. has a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy. She is certified as an Expressive Therapist. She is a Master/Teacher of the Usui Method of Reiki and Karuna Reiki. She is certified as a trainer of the Playback Theatre Method, and teaches this as well as Art Therapy both in the States and internationally. She is a lead foreign adviser for the Bangladesh Therapeutic Theatre Institute and supervises students and on going projects there. Based in Vermont USA, Jen teaches the expressive therapies at Burlington College and has a private practice.Jen's background includes training in Jungian Dreamwork and Dream Theatre (with Jeremy Taylor) and comes from a Jungian/Humanist perspective. Over the years, she has worked in clinical and non-clinical settings bringing the arts to people as a way to support them in healing. She is looking forward to bringing this very important work to Chennai.

Potential Content of 5 day training at the Center for Counselling,

Chennai, India ( 9-5 including 2 breaks and lunch)

The goals of this training to for participants to explore and sample the use of art therapy, in the context of supporting people in times of crises as well as on going support.

Theory and practice of group building through Sociometry exercises

The theory and uses of Art as a therapeutic tool

Neurobiological effects of trauma (or other experiences)

Neurological effects of the use of art to treat differing psychological issues

To practice different aspects of Art Therapy daily

To learn about different ways to use art and therapy, in differing populations (Family, Couples, Psychiatric illnesses, Children, physically challenged, Autistic, Using for empowerment, groups and issues concerning community social action.)

To look at the influences of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Carl Rogers and others on the world of Art Therapy

Ethics of Art therapy from a western perspective- Discussion of ethics from an Indian perspective.

Leading an art therapy session, Warm up to Cool down how to do, and decide which exercise?

Although this is primarily an experiential training, there will be time for discussion , processing and sharing.

Playback Theatre Workshop
































A brief background to Playback Theatre

Playback Theatre, in which audience members tell personal stories and watch as a team of actors re-enact the stories, was developed by Jonathan Fox and the original Playback theatre troupe in the mid seventies as one way of integrating the personal aspect of a person’s life story and the public aspect of performance. Playback theatre is now done by over 300 companies in over 50 countries and growing. This form of theatre is both healing and empowering and is used in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings including prisons, schools, mental health settings, corporations, and is performed in open audience performance to bear witness to personal stories of the audience. It is used for conflict resolution and to give voice to those who have experienced natural disasters and trauma.

Playback theatre allows both the teller of a story and the audiences the opportunity to relive memories be they happy, sad, or funny. The result is often a deeper sense of community, and a sense that “My” story is really “Our” story. The vision of Playback Theatre is to enable communities of all kinds to come together in a way that creates community.

The process of Playback is deceivingly simple. At one level, we are playing back a persons story from his/her life. Yet, the act of creating the safety that allows anyone to tell the story is important, as well as the ability to listen deeply, not so much with our ears, but from our heart to the tellers story, and bear witness to it through the enactment as a way of giving them a gift. As an actor, we receive these stories as a gift, and it is important then to hand back to the individual as well as to the audience as a whole.

Dates 
November 9 & 10 - Monday and Tuesday at the Madras University(English department) Contact Magdalene Jeyarathnam 9884100135 if you wish to join this workshop and you are not from Madras University.

November 11 & 12 - Wednesday and Thursday at Karur for a theatre group organised by Christi Swamy.

November 14 & 15 - Saturday and Sunday at AICUF, students have a discount if you show your ID card and if you are not a student you can pay a registration fee of Rs 750/ - A simple lunch and tea is organised. Register with Center for Counselling 9884700135.

S.No

Names

 

E.mail IDs and phone numbers

1

R.Naveen

naveen andrew@ymail.com

andrewnaveen@ymail.com

 

2

D.Maria Edward Raj

9962895467

mariaedward.edwin@gmail.com

 

3

P.K.Vinoth

kumarnathan@yahoo.com

vinothdeva@ymail.com

 

4

John F Romeo

John,explorer@gmail.com

5

E.K.Narasimman

narasimmanek@ymail.com

 

6

Gejoy.K

gejoy.k@gmail.com

9884032435

7

M.Gasper Vincent

9952525966

v.ajay_2007@yahoo.com

8

Saral V

 

9

A.Glory

9941005977

10

G.Kavitha

gp_kavi@yahoo.com

 

11

Alicia Prarthana

alicia. stephen@gmail.com

12

Dhanalakshmi.R

 

13

 V.Kamatchi

994192999

14

Lapdiang Artimai Syiem

lapdiang@yahoo.co.in

9043753490

15

DR.Aubudurai

dr_anbudurai@yahoo.com

9884062620

16

M.K. Joseph James

9444472353

joejamesmk@yahoo.co.in

jjamesmk@gmail.com

17

Sabastian

9444825765

sebastin01@yahoo.com

sebastinsathish@ymail.com

18

Jennie kristal

 

19

Magdalene Jeyerathinam

 

Profile of Jennie Kristel

Jen Kristel, M.A. has a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy. She is certified as an Expressive Therapist. She is a Master/Teacher of the Usui Method of Reiki and Karuna Reiki. She is certified as a trainer of the Playback Theatre Method, and teaches this as well as Art Therapy both in the States and internationally. She is a lead foreign adviser for the Bangladesh Therapeutic Theatre Institute and supervises students and on going projects there. Based in Vermont USA, Jen teaches the expressive therapies at Burlington College and has a private practice.Jen's background includes training in Jungian Dreamwork and Dream Theatre (with Jeremy Taylor) and comes from a Jungian/Humanist perspective. Over the years, she has worked in clinical and non-clinical settings bringing the arts to people as a way to support them in healing. She is looking forward to bringing this very important work to Chennai.

Workshops on Psychodrama and profile of Trainer








Experience CompassionConnection … Creativity…

Celebrations of the Soul and The Center for Counselling

Present a unique training experience through spontaneous action methods of Psychodrama, for the first time in Chennai, this training will offer opportunities for professional development and personal growth for counsellors, social workers and practicing therapists at all levels of experience.

Reserve your place and register as limited seats are available! Program details follow:

The training will include:

1. introduction to psychodrama methodology

2. practical explorations of the role theory of personality and applications to therapeutic situations

3. introduction to the methods of Sociometry for promoting group cooperation, reducing conflicts and achieving common goals

When: 22 to 26 September 2009(Mon to Fri)

Time: 10 AM to 5 PM

General outline of the training:

Day 1: introduction: working contract, sociometric group-building for trust, safety and spontaneity; introduction to doubling, role reversal and simple role-taking;

psychodramatic action: presentation of a meaningful place.

Day 2: continue sociometric group-building; action warmups; doubling practice; introduction to Role Theory: role presentations; simple role inventory;

psychodramatic action: encounter with interpersonal role.

Day 3: continue sociometric group-building; doubling practice; role reversal practice; exploring sociometry: the social atom;

psychodramatic action: 1-scene psychodrama or multi-scene psychodrama.

Day 4: continue sociometric group-building; exploring sociodrama: presenting social roles; ' Empty Chair' (single role) sociodrama; multi-role sociodrama on issue/problem of group choice

Day 5: morning - warmup & sociometry; psychodrama or sociodrama of group choice; afternoon - closure: sociodrama on the life of the group.

What is Psychodrama?

Psychodrama was conceived and developed by Jacob L. Moreno, MD, first in Vienna beginning in 1921 and later in the United States. Since then it has spread around the world and is now practiced extensively in the US and Canada, the UK and Europe, Brazil, Australia, Israel, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.

Rooted in the twin foundations of spontaneity/creativity and the role theory of personality, it has found very effective application not only as a group therapy modality in hospitals, clinics and prviate practice, but also in education, the arts, organization development and community action. Psychodrama uses our innate capacity for role-playing to investigate our lives in a mutually supportive environment, to re experience and change the past, to affirm our strengths, to try out future alternatives and to change what we choose. It requires no experience or training in formal theater.

Herb Propper, Ph.D., T.E.P.

Herb Propper, Ph.D., T.E.P. is a Trainer Educator Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, certified by the American Board of Examiners. He has 30 years of experience in the field. He is Director of Celebrations of the Soul Center for Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Sociometry in Vermont, USA, in private practice as therapist, trainer and consultant.

Herb has been selected by the Bureau of Educational Affairs, US Department of State, as a 2009 Fulbright scholar to teach psychodrama and sociometry in Bangladesh. He is hosted by the Dhaka University Department of Clinical Psychology and the Jahangirnagar University Department of Drama and Dramatics.

He is a lifetime member and fellow of the American Societry of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP). He has presented numerous workshops at conferences of the ASGPP and its affiliated New England chapter.

Since 2003 he has been a lead trainer for the National Therapeutic Theatre Workshops of Bangladesh, and is also a member of the Bangladesh Therapeutic Theatre Institute.

He has published articles on sociodrama, psychodrama in theater work and role-playing in education in The British Journal of Psychodrama and Sociodrama, The Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama and Sociometry,and The Internaional Journal of Action Methods. He has also contributed a chapter on uses of psychodrama in education to Psychodrama in the 21st Century.

Participants who attended the workshop Nov 22 to 26, 2009


Name

Email id

Phone number

Occupation

S.Suneetha 

Suneethadebe@yahoo.co.in

9282424181

H.R Professional

Kalyani   

 kalyani.r41980@gmail.com

9884608097

 Writer

Subashini

 kuttly80@gmail.com

9710080747

Counsellor

Dhanalakshmi 

 dana.rsamy@gmail.com

9884700104

Counsellor

Aruna

arunaa.aj@gmail.com

9347774237

9000784213

Counsellor

Shravanthi 

 sravu.carpediem@gmail.com

9884848762

Student

Sarah 

 sarahk33@gmail.com

9840853653

Corporate trainer

Beatrice  

 bvanaja@gmail.com

9443151651

Social worker

Mrinalini

mermirna@gmail.com

9444022904

Dancer

Sharanya

 sharanya.manivannan@gmail.com

 

Writer

Lakshmi

 Luxor3004@yahoo.com

 9840942909

Counsellor &psychotherapist

Magdalene

Magdalene.jeyarathnam@gmail.com

9884100135

Counsellor