What to expect in your first therapy session


Recent events of 2020 have caused the rise of mental health concerns. As a result, more people have been looking into therapy, and there may be those that might be going through this process for the first time.   How does therapy work? Characteristic of an initial session of therapy is the chance to get to … Continue reading What to expect in your first therapy session

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

Connect and resonate for your self-care


I was living with so much tension and stress; I didn’t notice that people care for me, people love me. These were the words that captured one participant’s experience in our Aesthetics of Self-Care workshop last month. Perhaps this same realization rings true for many of you as well. Given too many responsibilities, it’s easy … Continue reading Connect and resonate for your self-care

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