East West Center for Counselling & Training | Indian Institute of Psychodrama | Magdalene Jeyarathnam | Eric Miller

Integrating Body work in Counselling : SERIES- I in August & September 2020

East West Center for Counselling and Training has begun a series with counselling and other art forms used as therapeutic tools.

Presenting to you with first of the series “An Online Certificate course on using Dance Movement Therapy in trauma informed approach to Counselling”

Trauma can leave one feeling disconnected from their body, their families and the world around them (Levine, 2010). “Trauma can be  defined as a sudden and forceful event or prolonged exposure to stressful life events which overtime overwhelms a person’s ability to respond. Trauma need not always involve actual physical harm to oneself; an event can be traumatic if it  contradicts one’s worldview and overpowers one’s ability to cope  where one’s sense of safety, hope and agency have severely been compromised. “ A trauma-informed approach comes from understanding the body-mind connection and how the impact of trauma affects the nervous system ,the brain’s neurological processes  and emotional regulation. Addressing  trauma by integrating body work in counselling can facilitate resource activation and healing processes.

Inviting all mental health practitioners and counsellors who wish to integrate arts in their work.

Click here to Register

Dates – (4 Weekends)
Aug 15th, 16th / 29th, 30th
Sept 5th, 6th / 19th, 20th
Time: 3PM – 6PM
Registrations after 31st July 2020 : Rs.8,500 + GST

Katia Verreault – Group facilitator, dance movement therapist, dance instructor and Founder of A Moving World-We dance
She 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 me to adapt to various clienteles and their needs.

Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Founder Director of East West Center for Counselling and Training,
Shes an Expressive arts therapist and a board certified Psychodramatist working with individuals, couples and groups including family groups in India. Magdalene has more than 25 years of experience in working with addiction, HIV/AIDS and mental health issues, she has worked with several state and central government agencies in India, She has also worked with UNICEF and WHO as consultant on projects. She is the founder of East West Center for Counselling which is an Expressive arts therapy center providing therapy services to schools, universities and organisations; She also founded the Indian Institute of psychodrama which is the first psychodrama training institute in India. She is one of the founding members of the Indian academy of professional supervisors; she is also on the board of directors of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and group Processes. She is a co-founder of Expressive Arts therapy Association of India. She is currently pursuing her doctoral study in Martin Luther Christian University in Shillong, Meghalaya.

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