Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Colorful Serendipity- A fortunate discovery of Self, January 28th- 29th 2021

 Colorful Serendipity- A fortunate discovery of Self 

“Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing.”

   –Julia Cameron

East West center for counselling and training is conducting a 2 day workshop on discovering oneself using Expressive Arts Therapy. This workshop is opened to all those who would like to explore Expressive Arts Therapy. 

Dates: 28th, 29th January 2021

Time: 10.30 am - 12.30 pm 

For further details visit our website:

Contact us on 9884700104/ 9884700106

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Diploma course in Expressive Arts Therapy- BATCH 10

 Diploma course in Expressive Arts Therapy- Batch 10

The course is a 1 year Diploma that have modules as Psychodrama, Art therapy, Dance/ movement therapy, storytelling as therapy, Music therapy, Counselling, and Expressive Arts Therapy.

This is a 14 credits course. You will cover 300 hours class work, 50 hours in assignments, 70 hours on your project, 10 hours of supervision and 40 hours of personal therapy. This is a total of 470 hours.



Certificate course on Storytelling and Psychodrama (40 hours), January & February 2021

 Storytelling and Psychodrama- 40 hour certificate course, January 2021

Indian Institute of Psychodrama in collaboration with World Storytelling Institute presents a 40 hour certificate course on Storytelling and Psychodrama this January 2021. This course will consist of 11 session spread across January and February, where two days of training will take place in each week. The major goal of the course is to dramatize their personal story/ parallel story / their personal healing story. Participants would be enabled to explore, and to find meanings, interpretations, and messages in their stories through Psychodrama (which is dramatizing through roles).


Jan: 13th, 15th/ 20th, 22nd/ 27th, 29th/ 

Feb: 3rd, 5th/ 10th, 12th/ 17th 

Time: 5 pm to 8 pm (3 hours)

Structure of the course:

40 hours

11 (3 hour) Classroom Sessions = 33 hours.

7 hours of Fieldwork = 7 hours.


Dr Eric Miller, Folklorist and Counsellor (PhD in Folklore, MSc in Psychology).Director, World Storytelling Institute .World Storytelling Institute facilitates training in, performance of, and discussion about, forms of storytelling.  Storytelling, in the literal sense of the word, involves social events in which participants can give near-instantaneous feedback to each other.  Other ways of presenting stories are of secondary interest to us.<a href="http://(

Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Founder Director of Indian Institute of Psychodrama, She is an Expressive Arts therapist and board certified Psychodramatist. She is currently completing her PEP Certification, she is in the international committee of ASGPP and is also on the board of directors of International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process (IAGP).

Christmas special workshop - Expressive Arts Therapy, December 2020

East West Center For Counselling and Training conducted  a 2 day introductory online workshop on Expressive Arts Therapy, an exclusive Christmas gift for all those who are interested to know of art and its therapeutic effect on them. There was a total of 7 participants who attended this 2 day workshop on Expressive Arts Therapy. 

A chance to help your self uncover parts of “You” through Expressive Arts therapy this Christmas


Integrating Body work in Counselling : SERIES- I in August & September 2020

 Integrating Body work in Counselling

East West Center for Counselling and Training  began a series with counselling and other art forms used as therapeutic tools in August & September 2020

This series was for 4 weekend “An Online Certificate course on using Dance Movement Therapy in trauma informed approach to Counselling”

Trauma can leave one feeling disconnected from their body, their families and the world around them (Levine, 2010). “Trauma can be  defined as a sudden and forceful event or prolonged exposure to stressful life events which overtime overwhelms a person’s ability to respond. Trauma need not always involve actual physical harm to oneself; an event can be traumatic if it  contradicts one’s worldview and overpowers one’s ability to cope  where one’s sense of safety, hope and agency have severely been compromised. “ A trauma-informed approach comes from understanding the body-mind connection and how the impact of trauma affects the nervous system ,the brain’s neurological processes  and emotional regulation. Addressing  trauma by integrating body work in counselling can facilitate resource activation and healing processes.

Inviting all mental health practitioners and counsellors who wish to integrate arts in their work.


Katia Verreault – Group facilitator, dance movement therapist, dance instructor and Founder of A Moving World-We dance

Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Founder Director of East West Center for Counselling and Training

Monday, January 4, 2021

SERIES II - Integrating Visual Arts for healing in Counselling Children, October & November 2020

 Integrating Visual Arts for Healing in Counselling

East West Center for Counselling and Training  conducted Series II- Integrating Visual Arts for Healing in Counselling

“A trauma informed approach using arts in counselling with children”

This is a 4 weekend course which was conducted in the month of October and November 2020. The course introduced skills and techniques of using visual art for healing in a trauma informed approach in counselling children. The training paves way to an experiential learning which increased practitioners tool kit for working with children. 

Visual Art and collages give way to understand and expression of the extent of emotions and feelings experienced by the individual or the creator near to perfection than in verbal expressions. Individuals having trouble verbalizing what they are feeling, can mirror their emotions through spontaneous collage. For individuals who are more visually oriented to see and perceive better. Children whose linguistic skill are still developing can use collage to express themselves better. Art is easy, quick, safe and less intimidating to the client who are new or who feel resistant toward Therapy, It does not need specific skill sets, yet tends to be very insightful. It gives the creator a sense of contentment in the end of creating something of themselves which is psychically concrete to feel and see. Facilitates catharsis and self-exploration. 


Ms. Roshni Bhatia, Artist and Art Therapist (Bangalore, India)

Magdalene Jeyarathnam(Course Director) –  Expressive Arts Therapist and Certified Psychodramatist