Sunday 14 July 2013

Restoring Safety to the Shattering of the Temenos - Department of Psychology

Restoring Safety to the Shattering of the Temenos :

A workshop on therapy through expressive artsThe Department of Psychology organized a three day workshop on Restoring Safety to the Shattering of the Temenos from June 17th- 19th, 2013. Thirty Three participants representing a cross-section of counselors, students and others who had a keen interest in therapy through art attended the workshop. The facilitator for the workshop was Dr. Kate Donohue, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist from California.

The focus of the first day of the workshop was on an introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy and the language of images. On the second day of the workshop, the resource person helped the participants understand the nature of trauma experience and gain knowledge about the various stages of trauma recovery. The first stage of trauma recovery which was Building a healthy relationship, trust and safety was also explored on the same day. On the final day of the workshop the participants understood the second stage of Remembrance and Mourning and the third stage of Reconnection: recovery and creation of new life. The workshop has given valuable insights on using Expressive Arts Therapy to help individuals recover from trauma.

Surekha Chukkali,
Department of Psychology

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