EXPRESSIVE ARTS FOR SOUL MAKING WORKSHOP
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July 4 to 6, 2013 I attended an EXPRESSIVE ARTS FOR SOUL MAKING WORKSHOP together with my senior classmates and junior friends.
Expressive therapy is also known as expressive arts therapy or creative arts therapy with the use of the creative arts as a form of therapy. Unlike traditional art expression, the process of creation is emphasized rather than the final product. Expressive therapy is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expression.
(I am the girl wearing a white collar shirt who has long hair and the girl wearing a black colored blouse is my co-scranton scholar Tatabai Omar)
All expressive therapists share the belief that through creative expression and the tapping of the imagination, a person can examine the body, feelings, emotions and his or her thought process. However, expressive arts therapy is its own therapeutic discipline, an inter-modal discipline where the therapist and client move freely between drawing, dancing, music, drama, poetry, horticultural etc. Although often separated by the form of creative art, some expressive therapists consider themselves intermodal, using expression in general, rather than a specific discipline to treat clients, altering their approach based on the clients' needs, or through using multiple forms of expression with the same client to aid with deeper exploration.
(I am the girl wearing black T-shirt and Green pants) E
xpressive arts therapy is the practice of using imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, horticulture, dreamwork, and visual arts together, in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing. It is about reclaiming innate capacity as human beings for creative expression of individual and collective human experience in artistic form. Expressive arts therapy is also about experiencing the natural capacity of creative expression and creative community for healing.
This seminar workshop was facilitated by Father Loreto Jacque from cebu City who is working in Philippine Mental Health in Cebu Chapter and a founder of Deliverance and Uplift in the Wonders of Arts (DUWA). "DUWA" is a bisayan term of playing which is believe the most therapeutic way of healing a person.I felt so relieved after I undergo this 3 day seminar workshop of which I realized the value of playing despite of today's competitive world. It enhanced my understanding skill in dealing children in community and at the same time I realized that I cannot empower others if I can't empower my own self. One thing I really love in this activity is the lesson I learned that " I cannot change people the way I want but I can change myself to be better in order not to be affected of what other people are.This activity also strengthen the bond I had with my classmates and junior friends, the trust I have in my self and the trust I have towards my fellowmen.God is so Good for creating people like Father Loreto Jacque and his companion to facilitate the activity mentioned above.(the picture below is taken during the last day of our seminar workshop and the girl beside me who is wearing a black shirt and the girl beside her wearing yellow shirt were the new Scranton scholars in our College).