Sabrina Ongkiko

We [at Culiat Elementary School] can never thank you enough for your generosity – naramdaman po namin yung care niyo po sa amin through the sessions. We will never forget that there are people who are willing to give us their time, effort, and skill. Salamat po ulit for creating a space for us to breathe and listen to each other. We are better because of it. Ito po ata yung pinakakailangan natin sa ngayon, yung assurance na hindi tayo nag-iisa sa nararamdaman at pinagdadaanan natin. Salamat sa pakikilakbay sa aming mga teachers. 🙏🙏🙏🤗

Amicassa Process Solutions

Amicassa is very grateful for the time and knowledge you have shared to all our employees. Your valuable insights became very beneficial in guiding our employees toward self-exploration and creativity, as well as introducing them to expressive arts.

Carla

On Open Studio: Uber grateful for the safe space to create and just be. Met such wonderful people who, a mere 2 hours ago, were complete strangers but by the end of the session, it felt like we had been friends for years.

Sabrina

I was very happy to have participated in this [Duyan support group] session. At first it could be a bit intimidating and difficult to open up but the therapist and the other participants were so kind, welcoming and empathetic. It’s good to remember that this is meant to help you move forward and be in touch/ connect with yourself and others. Art therapy is also a fun way to express yourself and get out of your own head. Highly recommend!

Fr. Leronio Sili Vodivodi, education

Yes, Overall, the module on Aesthetic Self Care was really helpful at least for me personally. It was an important and serious topic but your [MAGIS’] approach and how the team facilitated it was just awesome. I admire the confidence and fortitude displayed by your young team to lead a group much older and you kept composed, relax and peaceful in the way you came across.

I find the activities creative, effective, non-confrontational, lots of fun and relaxing. It just invites us the participants to fully engage and open to receive and to open to share our stories..The most effective activity was conversing with my sketch body on the large paper. It was an amazing experience. You don’t mind me using that in my own lessons…lol

I find the module fitting to engage the youth back home especially tertiary students particularly in the area of vocation promotion.

September 15, 2019
The Aesthetics of Self-Care workshop with MAGIS Creative Spaces
East Asian Pastoral Institute (EAPI), Ateneo de Manila University

Fr. Joseph Neonbasu, pastoral services

Oh it’s really good to be able to go back into you know my… not just childhood [in] particular. Those days where— especially during the ministry. I always try to give, give, give, and then not really reflecting on my own life.

And so that’s why when we started it’s hard for me to enter into that. Because I seem to have forgotten about that, or it seems. It’s hard to go back there. Because for us it’s just God there. But this is really helping me to be able to go into my own self and just to listen to my own self. Especially, listen to that cry that’s really in need of attention and care which is really, really good. This week has really been helping to better— to listen to my own life. Listen to my own self, you know that—trying to tap into it. Which is really really good for me to do that.

You know some other thing is to be able to go and journey again? Journey again that— you know my ‘little self’ there which, sometimes, I forget about… try to walk with him and be a friend to him in my journey. It’s really good for me.

[So the body map was especially moving for you?]

Yes. Moving. It was really moving to be able to see and address it. Like “Wow. He is really in need of that accompaniment.”

Yeah. Accompaniment in the journey.

September 06, 2019
The Aesthetics of Self-Care workshop with MAGIS Creative Spaces
East Asian Pastoral Institute (EAPI), Ateneo de Manila University

Fr. Nicholas Silva, pastoral services

Actually, it was really good and interesting. And full of fun and humor and also learning. And I really really enjoyed that. [I learned] many things [about myself]. About self-care, then the acceptance, then love [and] energy. So— and also it will really help us in our— in our ministry also in the future. [I would] surely— definitely [join the program again].

September 06, 2019
The Aesthetics of Self-Care workshop with MAGIS Creative Spaces
East Asian Pastoral Institute (EAPI), Ateneo de Manila University

Sr. Remy Natonton, pastoral services

Nakatulong talaga siya nang malaki ko. Pagiging… bukas. Kasi, lumabas ulit yung pagiging [joyful]. Kasi… [I’m] so serious. So… from time to time, I need to be playful na ganun. So… it really helps me to enhance myself. So… malaking tulong sa akin.

([The workshop] helped me in becoming… open. Because, the joyfulness in me came out again. Because [I’m] so serious. So… from time to time, I need to be playful like that. So… it really helps me to enhance myself. So… it’s a big help for me.)

September 06, 2019
The Aesthetics of Self-Care workshop with MAGIS Creative Spaces
East Asian Pastoral Institute (EAPI), Ateneo de Manila University