Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Dear All,


Dance is performing art from consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture. Dance movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual, for the purpose of improving health and well-being. We are conducting two days workshop on Dance Movement Thearpy on December. 

Katia Verreault (Amsterdam) – Group facilitator, Dance movement therapist, Dance instructor and Founder of A Moving World-We dance
Katia is dance movement therapist, special needs teacher trainer, group facilitator and dance instructor with extensive work experience in multi-cultural environments and community settings in the field of specialised education, transcultural psychiatry, trauma, resilience-building and dance movement therapy. 

Dates: 14th & 15th December 2019
Timing: 9.30 am to 4 pm
Course Fee:Rs. 1500(+GST) for students
Rs. 5000 (+GST) for others

(Contact us for group registrations)

Venue: AICUF, Sterling road, Nungambakam, Chennai.


For Registeration: click here

Further details, please visit our website: click here

Call us on: 9884700104/9884700106


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Dr Peter C Howie's workshops -OCT 2019

INDIAN INSITUTE OF PSYCHODRAMA conducted a series of workshops in Oct 2019, it focused on, Role training is a psychodramatic action method that applies creative and artistic processes to assist individuals to develop specific functioning that might be required for work, family, or community life. The process uses the wisdom of the group and utilises the breadth of the psychodrama method to investigate, assess, and design appropriate changes for individuals in specific contexts. Such contexts could be work, or family, or community life. Role training aims to develop interpersonal effectiveness through a specific focus on the development of one aspect of a person’s role or role system, or one defined aspect of their personality. Role training lends itself particularly to brief interventions.

Dr Peter C Howie (FACILITATOR)

Peter is a past President of ANZPA (, also Director of Training at Brisbane Campus of Psychodrama Australia and a regular contributor to several professional journals.
Since commencing his training in psychodrama and group work in 1985 in Sydney, Peter has continued designing and running group programs from 1992.
Peter has designed and delivered a wide range of experiential development and targeted training programs. Working extensively with community and public sector organisation’s, Peter runs experiential development, professional supervision, training programs and groups.
The groups enjoyed the psychodrama experience and understood different ways of using psychodrama in various work and therapeutic settings.



EAST WEST CENTER FOR COUNSELLING organised a workshop with school teachers on self care, building empathy among themselves and with the students.
It had a lot of intersting activities involving the teachers participation. The teachers enjoyed the workshop and felt relaxed. 

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY celebration in PVR sites

World Mental Health day is observed on 10th October every year with an objective to spread awareness about mental health and to abolish the stereotype around it. This day provides an opportunity for all the mental health professionals to talk about their work and emphasize on the importance of mental health.

On this note, the counsellors at East West Center for Counselling and Training helped the employees at PVR sites in celebrating World Mental Health Day by wearing a Green awareness ribbon on their uniform and taking a pledge about helping and working on their, family's and their community's positive mental health.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy - Sheth P.T. Mahila College of Arts & Home science, Surat

Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy - Sheth P.T. Mahila College of Arts & Home science

A presentation was made on Expressive Arts Therapy, by Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Director of East West Center for Counselling and Training, in Sheth P.T. Mahila College of Arts & Home science, Surat. The presentation that took place on 30th October, was also experiential as the students were taken through various art activities.


East West Center for Counselling and Training conducted An experiential workshop on “Expressive Arts Therapy” on Tuesday, 29th October.
Expressive Arts Therapy involves a combination of the arts for healing,
Expressive Arts Therapy is the practice of using storytelling, singing, instrumental music, movement and dance, drama, and visual arts, all together; in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing. It is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expression and is an inter-modal therapeutic discipline in which the therapist and client may move freely between drawing, dancing, music, drama, poetry, etc. Provided introduction on Expressive Arts Therapy. It allowed the participants to understand the difference between the regular talk therapies and using such creative methods in therapy (Expressive Arts Therapy).All participants will be able to experience and explore the various modalities, visual art, psychodrama, movement etc. The workshop will include presentation, and live examples of using Expressive Arts like collages, art activities, dance movements and psychodrama, also speaks about the inter-relations between the different modalities used.The workshop also allowed us to understand the flow of choosing and using various modalities during sessions and to plan sessions according to the need of the clients.