Events at MAGIS focus on psychosocial education that is both lecture-based and experiential. From free talks to 2-day conferences, these events bring together and build community through an advocacy for mental wellbeing for all ages and the expressive arts.

Conferences

Duyan: cradling diversity through the expressive arts (2019)

Duyan brought together national and international thought leaders in the arts and healing practices, including pioneers in the Expressive Arts approach, Paolo J. Knill and Margo Fuchs-Knill. This 2-day conference was an opportunity to listen, participate, and learn with a community sharing a common advocacy for healing and wellbeing.

Bounce: living the resilient life (2015)

Bounce was a one-day workshop on stress management and self-care through the expressive arts. A plenary session with psychologist, burnout specialist, and author Dr. Robert Wicks, preceded workshops by Thelma Singson Barrera, RN, Cartwheel Foundation, and IsraAid.

Talks

Head On Chats and Talks in the 2020 pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Head On Talks explored important discussions to navigate our time as a society dealing with community quarantine and a public health emergency. Aside from physical sustenance (food), shelter, and hygiene, we are also coping with managing our mental wellbeing, sense of safety, and emotional hygiene. We have also launched Head On Chats, which are free 1 hour talks and discussion forums for current issues.

Expressive Change

Open Art Talks with Coeli: how music holds space for me

A Balancing Act: How to manage your child’s learning environment while you work from home

Building Resilience through play in times of adversity

Staying on Track: adjusting to teletherapy with your child and family during quarantine

Manage Overwhelm with Mindfulness

Coping with Coronavirus

Gadgets and Growing Up: Effects of gadget use on the developing brain
cancelled due to ECQ March 2020

Head On Talks 2018-19 promotes a culture of understanding, acceptance, and responsibility for mental health. It started in 2018 as an advocacy and awareness initiative for mental health, and has since grown to include topics in neurodevelopmental health for children and special needs education.

Gadgets and Growing Up with:
Jeric Noceda, OTRP
Enzo Bueza, CSP-PASP
Fabrienne Calipara, RPsy

Beyond Fun: Therapeutic Arts and Play with:
Gelai Castillo, OTRP
Amos Manlangit, MAEd
Blenda Lopez Dela Cruz, Special Education consultant

Learning Differently
with Dr. Joel Lazaro
Joining the panel:
Dr. Cheryl Ramirez, Mindworks Center for Mindhealth
Blenda Lopez Dela Cruz, Special Education consultant
Jeric Noceda, OTRP

Neurodevelopmental Health for Kids
Gelai Castillo, OTRP
Enzo Bueza, CSP-PASP
Fabrienne Calipara, RPsy
Joining the panel:
Dr. Cheryl Ramirez, Mindworks Center for Mindhealth
Joey Atayde, R-DMT
Adi Santos, art educator

Let’s Talk about Mental Wellness with:
Dr. Christian Cayetano
Dr. Cheryl Ramirez, Mindworks Center for Mind Health
Patrick Gamo, MCouns
Joey Atayde, R-DMT

Let’s Talk about Mental Wellness with:
Dr. Constantine Della
Dr. Cheryl Ramirez, Mindworks Center for Mind Health
Denise Celdran, Mindworks Center for Mind Health
Patrick Gamo, MCouns
Joey Atayde, R-DMT