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 someone … Continue reading 3 Ways Art Promotes Inclusivity

The Art of Inclusion


On July 18th, we took to the Museum Of A History Of Ideas in UP Manila to listen to a talk on expressive arts and the kind of impact it has on the Philippine society. The afternoon’s speaker and workshop facilitator, Amos Manlangit, often integrates mandala-making in his talks and workshops, asking participants to collaborate … Continue reading The Art of Inclusion

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 the … Continue 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 of … Continue reading A Morning with Asian Hospital and Medical Center: Fit for Good

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 educators … Continue reading Thriving Creatively: the promise of art for healing