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Please sit down comfortably and take a moment to work on this survey. It should take you no more than 30 minutes. It is a necessary condition to take part in my MA research project in Expressive Arts Therapy.

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Explorations into [somatic, musical (drumming) and aesthetic] Far Eastern practices in Expressive Arts settings for migrants.

My population is people in displacement: scientific migrants, economic migrants, cross-cultural families, expats, international students, refugees, etc.

These are the basic three questions I ask myself: Why Far Eastern practices are well-suited to support people in displacement? How to use Far Eastern practices to create more open space? Which aspects of Far Eastern practices could contribute to Expressive Arts settings with migrants?

Expressive Arts Therapy is a form of art therapy that uses various arts (from drawing, through dance, music, movement, to performance and video art). It is widely used in psychotherapy, counselling, and self-development programs. It supports people in discovering their resources and welcoming change through art-making. Expressive Arts workshops/sessions are suitable for everyone. No special skills or talents are needed. Activities are simple and fun, yet they have a significant emotional impact. In Expressive Arts, people actively learn by making “something else” than in daily life. They can truly encounter themselves in the process of creation. 

More information about my areas of expertise: http://yohakuart.com/ and http://joannawroblewska.com/.

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Being grounded is the ability to be completely aware and conscious during the present moment. If you’re grounded, you practice a deep sense of mindfulness and rarely think about “what ifs.”
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Being centred means that you have a reference point or a place to come back to in your own body when life’s challenges and emotions push you off balance.
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You will get 5 hours of self-discovery sessions for free. All participants will have a chance to try out expressive arts therapy, learn more about themselves and discover their existing resources. They will be introduced to a set of exercises/tools that could help them to create more grounding and connection with themselves in everyday life. Participants will have an opportunity to play with the arts and have creative fun. It can happen that new perspectives come to view and exciting ideas emerge. I will ask you for presence, active participation in sessions and openness to play. After 5 hours of sessions, I will ask all participants for feedback in the form of an online survey. Personal data (names etc.) will stay confidential. However, I am asking you for permission to publish in my thesis the structure of the sessions, maybe some of your documented work and feedback you provide. My expressive arts sessions are suitable for anyone, who is willing to explore their resources and build up a stronger connection with themselves and with the world through arts. No special talents or skills are needed. However, please take into account that strong emotions can arise during this kind of work. Take enough time to rest in between sessions and ask for support, if needed. Please remember, that you take part in this project at your own risk.

With love and gratitude, Joanna

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