Seven Ways Wayfinding: How we’re claiming rest and rejuvenation this season

December can a whirlwind of shopping, gift-giving, reunions, and food. These are all joys in many ways, especially when we share our time with dear loved ones. But this year, we at MAGIS HQ reminded each other to give ourselves the gift of self-care too. Here are some of the ways – our Christmas Wayfinding – we’ve resolved to do that, at least for the next twenty days.

Seeing Social Work in the Philippines through a Psychosocial Lens: MAGIS at NASWEI book launch

We commemorated Human Rights Day this year with the National Association for Social Work Education, Inc. (Philippines), at their book launch of The Human Costs of the Philippine War on Drugs: a collection of case studies that poignantly capture the landscape in which social workers all over the country currently focus on. We were in theContinue reading “Seeing Social Work in the Philippines through a Psychosocial Lens: MAGIS at NASWEI book launch”

7 Groups and Projects Changing the Conversation on Mental Health in the Philippines

The last decade has changed the conversation about mental health in a significant way. Here are just a few of the amazing activities happening around the country this week, and local organizations working on helping the country address mental health. MHACTNow is the official campaign for the Philippines’ first ever Mental Health Act. The petition gatheredContinue reading “7 Groups and Projects Changing the Conversation on Mental Health in the Philippines”

Thriving Creatively: the promise of art for healing

Last month, we launched our first run of THRiVE – a psychosocial training program in expressive arts-based approaches to healing and learning in the classroom.  This program is an opportunity for us to create and hold the space for educators to rediscover and be themselves through the ageless method of and tools for expression: art and creativity. Training educatorsContinue reading “Thriving Creatively: the promise of art for healing”

On feeling uninspired, and 3 ways to think with your senses

Some of you may have been directed here from our April 2018 newsletter. There was an error in the newsletter’s linking, so if you are looking for Art and Play for Resilience, click here. Some of you may already know how important it is to look inward, read into you, and discover something new about your story. ThisContinue reading “On feeling uninspired, and 3 ways to think with your senses”