• How the brain reacts when undergoing art therapy • Case studies on successful art therapies in the context of creativity exploration, stress management and overall happiness • Hands-on experience of art therapy through art-making with various materials against the backdrop of rhythmic music, or Scribbling chasing game and story-telling.
In this 2-hour introductory workshop, you will learn the process and benefits of Art Therapy and how it differs from other modalities to connect you to your creative self.
The workshop includes warm-up activity, talks, experiential therapeutic art activities and discussion in the group and closure activity.
- Do you want to connect with your creative self?
- Do you want to experience another modality that encourages self-discovery where traditional methods have not worked?
- Do you seek sanctuary from the frenetic daily life of living in a cosmopolitan city?
- Encourage right brain activity. The right brain is the part of the brain where visual memories are stored, as well as the area of the brain that is relied upon the most prior to the development of a person’s ability to use spoken language
- Facilitate expression in a way that transcends spoken or written language
- Create a safe, self-created haven from the external environment
- express feelings that may be difficult to verbalize
- explore their imagination and creativity
- develop healthy coping skills and focus
- improve self-esteem and confidence
- identify and clarify issues and concerns
- increase communication skills
- identify blocks to emotional expression and personal growth
Art Therapist (FLC) AThR, MAAT
Registered Art Therapist of Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA)
Professional Member of Art Therapists’ Association Singapore (ATAS)
Master Degree in Art Therapy from Goldsmiths, University of London
Clinical Member of Shanghai International Mental Health Association (SIMHA)
Member of The Red Pencil Humanitarian Foundation
Former Committee member of Art Therapy’s Association Singapore (ATAS)
Former leader and initiator of Malaysian Regional Group of the ANZACATA
Viviana is a Registered Art Therapist with Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore Arts Therapy Associations, a Clinical Member of the Shanghai International Mental Health Association. Also, she has 8 years of experience in art therapy both locally and internationally. After graduating from the Master Degree of Art Therapy Program in Singapore of 2013 - accredited by Goldsmiths, University of London. She has been working with a diverse population and worked in different settings, such as hospitals, daycare centers for the elderly, mental health institutes, special needs care centers, refugee school, and governmental organizations. In Shanghai, Viviana provides art therapy services to individuals, groups, families, and both Chinese and English-speaking communities.
With a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, Viviana also likes to express her inner voice through art-making. After learning performance art from the esteemed performance artist -Amanda Heng in 2012, she exhibited her performance artwork domestically and internationally.