Workshop Callout

Thank you to everyone who submitted a workshop proposal for psychART18. We were totally overwhelmed with the fantastic proposals this year, capturing a wide range of creative ways to interact with psychiatry! We hope that all those who submitted will still make it to the day, and we look forward to working with you in future.

We are delighted to announce our two workshop winners of the callout competition: Brenda Naso and Chris Sav. Carry on reading for a little introduction to the chosen winners of the workshop call-out:

 

Dissappointman

with Chris Sav

I’m Chris Sav and I’m a visual artist. My work predominantly takes the form of illustration, and I have created illustrations for mental health charities such as Rethink Mental Illness and CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). I illustrated a weekly series called Disappointman for the CALM website.

Disappointman dons a cape of inadequacy, wears odd socks as a delusion of luck, and puts on his nautical pants of conviction. He’s a hero who doesn’t fight crime, but struggles to get out of bed. Rather than going against a villain hell bent on world domination, he battles anxiety and depression– enemies hell bent on stopping Disappointman from leaving the house.

I have given talks about the comic at Changing Minds Festival at the Southbank Centre, as well as All in the Mind Festival in Basingstoke.

This idea has become a drawing workshop, in which I invite people to create their own superheroes that celebrate the uncelebrated aspects of themselves, using humour as a vehicle to undermine feelings of insecurity and mental health stigma. I have previously facilitated this workshop at the National Army Museum and Kew Palace, which produced some really interesting and funny characters such as Captain Cowardly and The Anxious Assassin. Participants can then draw over it in felt tip pens and embellish as they please.

Dance Movement Psychotherapy in Mental Health Services

with Brenda Naso

Brenda Naso is a qualified Dance Movement Psychotherapist (MA DMP) & Somatic Movement Therapist (Dip. IBMT). She works clinically in ELFT NHS Foundation Trust in both community and acute Adult Mental Health. She is a Lecturer on the MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths College and also teaches internationally.

Workshop description: This  experiential workshop aims to give participants a brief introduction to Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) and the role it can play in the lives of those living with mental illness. It will also offer participants the opportunity to explore the role that creative movement and dance can have in our general sense of well-being by enhancing our connection with our bodies and minds.

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Conference 2018

psychART 2018 Conference was on Friday 23rd November. For more info visit our event page clicking here

 

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