FULLBOKAT (Vi tar emot anmälan om reservplats ) Embodied Voice i Uttryckande Konst
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About the event
Life is constantly evolving, moving, and changing. We can make choices to live our lives more fully through shaping our worlds using play, improvisation and the arts. Play is a relational language of intimacy, creativity, and change. To engage in free play is to walk a path towards increased sensitivity, awareness, and empowerment.
In this workshop we will explore transitions and turning points. This involves making choices. We will reflect on how subjective existential meaning can be created. We will also look at the slower more delicate change processes that occur as time moves; we become older. How can we embrace becoming older with strength, grace, and fullness?
Arriving at a turning point can be a confrontative experience. It may involve facing a crisis, such as personal loss, or being confronted with a serious health condition or illness. Meaning and existence are questioned. In this workshop we will explore experiences where life comes to a sudden stop and change is required. Space is provided for play and reflection upon the present life situation. There might be a need to let go, saying goodbye and releasing long held feelings. Perhaps there is a desire to deepen a commitment, a relationship, a work project, or engage in a longed for and deep-rooted interest and passion…. Perhaps giving more time and space for self-care.
Turning points can open up to surprises, renewed energy and innovative directions. It may be time to make a more conscious transition.
We turn the attention inward... Providing room for being still, opening up, listening carefully and paying attention to subtle movements, emotions and images.
We turn the attention outward using the arts to shape our newly forming existence through voice work, movement, painting and the use of costume. We invite you to enter a studio that is an alternative space compared to everyday life... A potential-filled place for profound change.
We call this work, The Embodied Voice.
Expressive arts methodology is at the center of this work, and we move between individual time and the held witnessing of the group... Being alone, together and together, together.
We work with the language of the arts to shape emotions, find recovery, gain stability, discover resources and perhaps move in a new direction.
We welcome you who is an experienced expressive arts therapist, or a student in arts-based therapy methods, and you who are interested in working with the arts in psychotherapy, personal development and social change.
Margareta Wärja and Markus Scott-Alexander are both pioneers in the field of expressive arts and have collaborated for nearly 25 years. Margareta is the director of the Expressive Arts institute in Stockholm and has recently completed a comprehensive mixed methods PhD study implementing arts-based psychotherapy in cancer rehabilitation. Markus directs the World Arts Organization in Canada and graduated a few years ago with a PhD focused on building community through dance theatre. Markus teaches expressive arts internationally and is a senior faculty member at the European Graduate School in Switzerland and Malta.
“In working together, our goal is to create a space of permission for exploration, for playing, for listening inside, and for interpersonal exchanges. We are constantly learning from each other and from the participants and clients with whom we work. We are dedicated to the unfolding process of the group process, and attentive to the existential, transpersonal and spiritual dimensions of life. Movement, music, theatre, and visual arts-making are avenues to explore themes of change, unfolding, and meaning-making”.
May 3 – 5, 2019.
Friday: 17.00 - 21.00
Saturday: 9.30 - 18.00
Sunday: 9.30 - 16.00.
3400 SEK (25% vat is added).
Hälsans Hus, centrally located in Stockholm.
070 749 07 56
Space is limited. Warm welcome with your registration!