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Psychology...Art or Science or both?

Format Workshop
Presenters Ilan Abrahams ,Xris Reardon, Miriam Bourez and James Daley
Description This is a classic debate in the field of psychotherapy. Although it is important to make a distinction between the field of psychology and psychotherapy, in many ways this distinction is considered arbitrary because they are closely related and highly influential upon each other. Psychology has become more research based (science) while psychotherapy is more flexible to be an art, a science, or a mixture of the two. This workshop attempts to bring the art back to the field of psychology without devaluing scientific knowledge. Healing a person as opposed to an object includes phenomenological, spiritual, intuition, and relational approaches. Explore these themes with 4 of Melbourne's most talented performance artists and creative facilitators who have turned their careers toward the art of healing.

Explore with us
Why creativity should not be left out of treatment plans
Why group work is so important for growth and healing
Activity based learning via participatory exercises
Useful creative metaphors for the therapeutic context
How self-esteem is linked to creativity, theatre, and role playing
The transformational power of laughter, joy, the neutral mask, mime and movement
About the presenter(s) see attachment for biographies
Ilan Abrahams
Creative Metaphors
Xris Reardon & Myriam Bourez
Communities questioning together
Transforming damaging misunderstandings that alienate us from our dreams of a just world.
James Daley
Transforming with Mime and Mask.
A fun and enlightening experience of self-expression, being your imagination and exploration of the authentic self
Location VIC Metro, Australia
Venue Mind Body Health Centre
23 Gladstone Street (at rear), Moonee Ponds, Vic.

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 28 Oct 2012
Time 9am till 5pm
Cost $70 TPIG Members/students and $90 Non-TPIG Members (Others)
Notes "Art, in any form, brings out the hidden and the unsaid. It is a medium through which we express ourselves in an environment free of inhibitions. I believe theatre more so, and the appeal or the effectiveness, is not only because of the story telling narrative element but as we play characters and interact with thoughts, feelings, emotions and beliefs personified, we become more aware of how our body gives away our deepest convictions that we have long held as 'right' or 'wrong'.
Organiser IG - Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group (TPIG) (VIC)
Contact Name Nic Morrey
Telephone 0432 066 880
Biographies.docx [13.3 KB]
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