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.
FROM VOID TO VOICE
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.
With love and gratitude, Joanna