“Healing our Home” Community Arts Program with its past 4 generations of clients, was launched in Hong Kong to transform the struggles, hurts, sadness and helplessness into healing resources through arts.
Children, youth, adults and seniors were recruited to make creative dialogues about healing our home.
Inspired by this program, this workshop will be a creative and interactive learning about the therapeutic process of arts as healing resources to face personal, family and societal shadows.
In the person-centered expressive arts avenue, we shall go back to our birth, listen to the wisdom in the creative connection, and find ways to heal our “home”.
In this workshop, participants will:
Creative Arts Activities:
“It’s my first time to create my birth certificate. Such a special experience to revisit my birth!” Sammy
“I was thrilled by observing my hands in a mindful manner. My hands witnessed my stories, and my family stories too.” Mr. So
“It was touching to see the artworks made by the participants of the Healing Our Home project. Particularly the “Surrounding Dining Table by Love”, I could not hold my tears.” Iris
Fiona Chang, PhD (CUHK), REAT (R217), RSW, Certified Supervisor (ACA) has been practicing person-centered expressive arts and psychotherapy in a diverse setting for 30 years, particularly in the oncology psychosocial field, arts-based couple groups, grief and trauma work. She recently founded the Artzwell Creative Arts Therapy Centre in Hong Kong. She is the Founding President of the Expressive Arts Therapy Association of Hong Kong, Vice-chairperson of “Art in Hospital”, an advisor of the “Art Therapy Without Borders” and the South Western College in Santa Fe, U.S.A.
She is currently a part-time lecturer of the social work departments of The University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was the former Executive Co-chair and board member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. She founded the Three-year Expressive Arts Therapy Training Program of the Centre on Behavioral Health of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2011. She received the H.K. International Cancer Congress Young Investigators’ Award, Outstanding Staff Award of Hospital Authority, Distinguished Social Work Alumni of HKU and the Shining Star Award of IEATA.
This workshop will be recorded and the recording will be posted in the forum after the workshop, for viewing only by those who have registered for the workshop. To ensure confidentiality of participants, the recording will be paused during sharing.
In the full series, expressive arts professionals from around the world will present live to share their exciting work and expertise in the field with you. We invite you to register for as many workshops as you would like or sign up for all of them with the Full Bundle. Workshops will be held live, online via Zoom with an online learning platform to make access to all of your courses easy.