News

World Mental Health Day 2020, October 10, 2020, DeviantArt.

Guided workshops to equip teachers with skills towards better mental health, May 19, 2021, Manila Bulletin.

‘It’s Okay Not To Be Okay’: Globe, DepEd’s TAYO NAMAN! Webinar Validates Educators’ Grief Amid Pandemic, June 10, 2021, Globe Telecom Newsroom.

MAGIS Creative Spaces: Making expressive arts therapy available to Filipinos, March 10, 2021, Rappler CommuniCart.

World Mental Health Day 2020, October 10, 2020, DeviantArt.

In Focus: Words Of Encouragement Amid COVID-19 Straight From Wellness Experts, May 3, 2020, ABS-CBN Lifestyle.

Living, Healing, and Growing Through Art, October 10, 2019, DeviantArt.

We Talked to Experts to Help You Understand Mental Health in Kids, October 8, 2019, Baby and Breakfast.

My Dream in a Shoebox: This Home-grown Project Helps Underprivileged Kids Go to School, March 23, 2019, When In Manila.

My Dream in a Shoebox partners with Magis Creative Spaces to enable #BiggerDreams, March 19, 2019, Journal Online.

Create space for yourself with mindfulness at work. Learn how to use the arts for wellbeing, October 7, 2015, Rappler Community.

Training and Learning Exchange 2016 for Cartwheel Teachers, June 13, 2016, Cartwheel Foundation.

Media

TAYO Naman! – Episode 5: Healing from Past Hurts and Traumas with Dr. Gina Alfonso and DepEd Schools Division Office of Negros Occidental. June 18, 2021. TAYO Naman! Webinar series by Department of Education – DRRMS.

TAYO Naman! – Episode 3: Dealing with Grief and Loss with Joey Atayde and DepEd Schools Division Office of Pasig City. June 4, 2021. TAYO Naman! Webinar series by Department of Education – DRRMS.

Breakfast2Business with TeamAsia: Mindful Living and Well-being, June 7, 2020, TeamAsia on YouTube.

Mind.Ed with guest: Gina Alfonso, July 6, 2018, Radyo Katipunan 87.9 FM on Facebook.

Academic Resources

Alfonso, Maria Regina A. Bridging healing and learning through the expressive arts to transform classrooms into healing spaces. Journal of Applied Arts & Health. August 2018. Bristol: Intellect.

Alfonso, Gina. Rising After the Storm: Interweaving Indigenous Philippine Dance and Music and Western Classical Music for Recovery and Wellbeing. Creative Arts in Education and Therapy (CAET), 3(2), Pages 47 – 59. 2017.

Alfonso, G. and J G Byers. “Art Therapy and Disaster Relief in the Philippines.” Art Therapy in Asia: To the Bone or Wrapped in Silk. London: Jessica Kingsley. 2012.

Knill, Paolo J., Ellen G. Levine, and Stephen K. Levine. Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy: toward a therapeutic aesthetics. London: Jessica Kingsley. 2004.