Artist and drama therapist, Paul Muir talks about the work he created over a 20 year period whilst in therapy and the insights and self-healing journey he went through.
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BY AHMED HASSAN
@ ARCHEX PECHAKUCHA SESSION
ON NOV 07, 2013
A while ago, someone told Ahmed Hassan that he needed therapy, so he bought a motorcycle. Now his therapy sessions consist of drives through the countryside where he discovers the beauty and art in rusted treasures. Lucky for us, he carries a camera.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 21, 2014.
Doodling Through Life
BY BECKI CHAN
@ VOL 28
ON JAN 21, 2014
Drawing is a conduit that carries thoughts and ideas into reality. Rather than describing things as they are, freehand drawing can describe them as they are thought of and remembered. As an artist and a designer, Becki Chan shares her thoughts about doodling. She demonstrates how ideas and inspiration come from everything and everywhere, and how her approach to drawing applies them to a design process.
BY SERGIO GARZON
@ VOL 18
ON AUG 16, 2013
During a lecture Sergio Garzon gave at the Pacific Health Conference in 2012,
he came across the idea that art therapy is a gentle, free and an evident cure for many mental illnesses, specially those dealing with social-dynamics. His “Los Local” presentation focuses on using art as a form of free health therapy on the streets.
A Theory on Doodling
BY PAM WOODSON
@ VOL 12
ON MAY 23, 2015
Pam Woodson finds herself drawn to doodling in a couple of very specific situations. Not considering herself as an "artist", she initially used doodling as a door to create art without expectations. Pam found her path to becoming an artist. Through Pam's doodling research, we could all learn self-improvement through doodling.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 3rd, 2017.
Art as Therapy
Luis Cano describes personal experiences that influenced the development of his art style. He reveals that when he started his career in art therapy, not only was he helping others connect to their emotions via art, his own work developed in depth as well.
Lialka-motanka as an Amulet for the Soul
BY ELENA NAZARENKO
@ VOL 1
ON MAR 20, 2016
Lialka-motanka – is a traditional doll made by winding layer upon layer of cloth without sewing. It is a symbol of well-being and woman wisdom. Elena Nazarenko's story is about using dolls in a therapy and curing the soul.
BY ANITA TOUTIKIAN
@ VOL 26
ON OCT 12, 2016
A clinical psychologist, art therapist, lecturer and artist, Anita Toutikian is the founder of Beirut Art Therapy. In her talk, she walks us through the different modalities by which emotion can be channeled. From visual arts to performance, we discover the various ways in which psychological layers can unfold and be explored.
Re-Positioning Mental Health
BY MARK KORTHUIS
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 01, 2017
“It might surprise you that Abraham Lincoln, when he was the President of the United States, suffered from clinical depression. He suffered for the duration of his life, and at the time they considered that a character flaw.”
Mark Korthuis examines the history of mental health—where we've been, where we are now, and why the mental health landscape will look drastically different over the next 150 years.