1. Workshop on Motivation, at Future Kid's School, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh on 13th November 2014
2. National Seminar on Stress and Resilience: In Children, Adolescence, Women and Social Support Groups, organized by the Department of Psychology, Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh on 14th and 15th November 2014
3. International Seminar on Stress and Resilience Techniques - An Innovative Approach through Psychodrama, Storytelling and Communication Skills, organized by Academic Cell, Government College (Autonomous) on 16th November 2014
Dignitaries and Plenary Lecturers in Attendance for the National Seminar Workshop on November 14th and 15th 2014
Prof. S. Teki, Principal, Anur Colleges of Arts, Commerce and Management
Prof. George Victor, Vice Chancellor, Adikavi Nannaya University
Prof. E. E N Dhanamjaya Rao, Registrar, , Adikavi Nannaya University
Dr. Eric Miller, Co-Founder and Director, World Storytelling Institute, Chennai
Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Director of Indian Institute of Psychodrama and East West Center for Counselling and Training, Chennai
Prof. M. V. R. Raju, Head of Department, Psychology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Facilitators & Topics for the International Seminar Workshop on November 16th 2014
Magdalene Jeyarathnam - Director, Indian Institute of Psychodrama and East West Center for Counselling and Training, Chennai - "Psychodrama: Reducing stress and increasing resilience"
Dr. Eric Miller, Ph.D - Co-Founder and Director, World Storytelling Institute - "Therapeutic uses of storytelling:Reducing stress and increasing resilience"
Dr. Pushpa Nagini, Ph.D - Professor of English & Placement Head, Sathyabhama University, Chennai - "Activities for Enhancing the English Speaking Proficiency of the students and the tertiary level"
Dr. Mani Ramana, Ph.D - Assistant Professor in Psychology, Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajamundry - "Stress-free goal oriented behavior - A Cognitive technique"
Workshop on Motivation at Future Kid's School, Rajahmundry was conducted by Magdalene Jeyarathnam and Dr. Eric Miller, Co-Founder and Director, World Storytelling Institute, Chennai.
Conference of Catholic Psychologists India
KERALA from 26th to 28th
“Psychological Aspects of Aging”
Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Director of East West Center for
Counselling and Training was cordially invited to be a guest speaker at the 15th
Annual Conference of Catholic Psychologists of India, which was being held in
Kerala, India. It was held from the 26th to 28th of September
She conducted two Expressive Arts
Therapy workshops with the group that comprised of over 100 Psychologists, who hailed from all over India. She also discussed the benefits of using them
with the aging population. The group was enthusiastic about learning the new techniques and shared some personal stories with the entire group while working through the activities.
Expressive arts therapy uses
creative processes in therapeutic, rehabilitative, community or educational
settings to foster health, communication, and expression; promote the integration
of physical, emotional, cognitive and social functioning; enhance
self-awareness; facilitate change, including in the relation to personal growth
and community development. It can be practiced with individuals, couples,
families, and groups.
Expressive Arts therapy is
holistic. Its goals are optimum health and well-being, rather than the
diagnosis and treatment of disease and dysfunction. Even when expressive arts
are used within the settings of traditional medical and psychological
treatment, they are used in the service of learning, healing and growth.