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Insights into Art Therapy & Self

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Creating or doing art does not equate to art therapy.

Have you noticed an increase of adverts or events offering art therapy workshops on your social media accounts? Probably more so with the ongoing pandemic as people look for ways to relieve stress. But what is art therapy really about?

As certified art therapists, we see many companies and people being misled into thinking that art therapy is an art and craft lesson. Hence, we created this interactive session to educate you on the difference between art therapy and therapeutic art activities. Join us as we take you on a journey of self-discovery through an introduction to art therapy and how it can benefit you or people you care about. There will be hands-on activities, self-care tips and exercises, evidence-based information and case-sharing.

Art therapy is a mental health service that helps enhance and strengthen one's mental health and well-being. Art therapy is especially useful and beneficial for anyone who might have:
  • difficulties verbalising or expressing themselves;
  • experienced shame, grief or trauma;
  • trouble regulating emotions;
  • challenges breaking a habit or addiction;
  • relationship, confidence or esteem issues;
  • anger management, anxiety or depression

Led by certified art therapists from Solace Art Psychotherapy (Singapore), this online session includes:
  • Introduction to Art Therapy
  • The Science Behind how Art Therapy Works
  • Understanding Self through Art Therapy
  • Misconceptions about Art Therapy

A brief introduction of our trainers:
Buvenasvari Pragasam (MA in Art Therapy, BA in Psychology, Managing Director) is a registered Art Therapist providing art therapy for adolescents and working adults from diverse circumstances. She previously conducted insightful art therapy sessions for female adolescents with complex trauma at a residential home. Having witnessed the progress of her clients, she is a motivated advocate and works with various organisations to aid their beneficiaries' healing processes.

Boo Xu Ning (MA in Art Therapy, BA in Psychology) is a registered Art Therapist working with children and adults cope with complex trauma. She continues to make art leisurely and seeks opportunities to incorporate art into her professional work as a research assistant and special needs educator. Her passion for psychology and art led her to pursue her Masters in Art Therapy at LASALLE, where she worked with clients struggling with addiction, as well as complex trauma in children and adults.
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We are keeping this interactive session really small so you have more time to immerse yourself in the activities and ask questions. Please take note that attending this session DOES NOT qualify you to be an art therapist.

Anyone above 18 years old is allowed to attend the event. There is no requirement to be good or interested in art as we will be focusing on the process and not the final product. This session is great for anyone looking to understand how art therapy can help better their lives or are considering other alternatives to traditional mental health therapy/services.

Please come prepared:
  • Ensure laptop camera and audio is working
  • Laptop with a stable internet connection
  • PowerPoint programme
  • Writing Materials / Journal
  • Drinking Water
  • Tissues
  • A quiet and private space

A link to the event will be sent to you upon payment. Should you require assistance, do not hesitate to drop us an email at contact@solace.com.sg. We look forward to seeing you!

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Tue Nov 24, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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General Admission SOLD OUT $65.00
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Solace Art Therapy (Singapore)
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