3 Ways Art Promotes Inclusivity

Part of the core principles of the expressive arts philosophy is to meet you where you’re at. In the clinical setting, an important part of attunement: “a felt embodied experience that can be individualistic as well as communal, that includes a psychological, emotional, and somatic state of consciousness” (Kossak, 2009). This means that, as someoneContinue reading “3 Ways Art Promotes Inclusivity”

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”

A Morning with Asian Hospital and Medical Center: Fit for Good

  Join us Saturday, November 18 as we share the therapeutic experience of dance and movement through a short talk and workshop with Dance Therapist Joey Atayde. Fit for Good is an initiative of the Asian Brain Institute for raising awareness about living well over the age of 50. The morning will cover a range ofContinue reading “A Morning with Asian Hospital and Medical Center: Fit for Good”

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”