Creative Arts for Healing: A Culturally Oriented Approach

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Date(s) - 28/06/2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

Topic: Creative Arts for Healing: A Culturally Oriented Approach

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Literature strongly supports the connection between creative arts, culture and healing. Music,
drama, dance, visual arts, storytelling and other creative arts modalities have been acknowledged
for their efficient healing power since ancient times. Literature suggests that arts were considered as
an essential healing tool in different cultural and healing contexts, this is particularly evident in the
Eastern/orient world as in India and Egypt.
It is a unique opportunity to revisit the relationship between culture, creativity, arts and healing
from a professional standpoint that acknowledges/respects cultural resources. Simple arts technique
will be experienced.
To emphasize the healing power of creative arts will be presented with a special emphasis on its
professional use within the Egyptian and Indian cultures. The webinar is an introduction to a course
organized by the two organizing IAGP affiliates. The course will be held from September to 10
November 2021. The income of the course will be used to promote IAGP work in the world. More
information will come soon.


1. Melinda Ashley Meyer DeMott, PhD in Expressive Arts, Director of Psychodrama, Bioenergetic
therapist. Introduction to Expressive arts therapy.
2. Mona Rakhawy, PhD, MD., Professor of Psychiatry, Cairo University, RITR and EAGT
President. Creative Arts – An Egyptian perspective.
3. Magdalene Jeyarathnam, MSW, CP, Psychodrama trainer. The connection between creative
arts and healing in India.

Moderator of Webinar:

Eva Fählstrom Borg, Sweden: Senior psychotherapist (individual, child, family, group and
community). International supervisor and teacher of psychotherapy, psychodrama, restorative
practices and social transformations. Chairing the Trauma and Disaster Intervention Team (TDIT) in
the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP).


1) Sharon Soneff. Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit through Self-
Expression. Quarry Books, Feb 9, 2011.

2) Michael Samuels and Mary Rockwood Lane . Healing with the Arts: A 12-Week Program to
Heal Yourself and Your Community. Simon and Schuster, 2013.

3) Helene Burt. Art Therapy and Postmodernism: Creative Healing Through a Prism. Jessica
Kingsley Publishers, 2011

4) Shaun McNiff.. Art Heals: How Creativity Cures the Soul. Shambhala Publications . 2004

Corresponding Author
Magdalene Jeyarathnam

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