Coping skills for Anxiety – A Multi-modal Approach
Anxiety. We experience it in varying degrees. Sometimes its that tiny flutter in our belly, warning us of potentially bad times to come. Other times, it’s a squeezing of our chest, the inability to draw breath, the racing of our heart. For some of us, anxiety shadows us as we carry it around in our daily lives.
If Anxiety had a face, what would it look like?
If Anxiety took physical shape and form, how big, how small, how colourful, how messy would it be?
In this workshop, we will explore how the multi-modal arts such as drawing, painting, movement, music and drama can help us cope with these feelings of anxiety. While we cannot eradicate it, we explore how the arts can help us minimize the size of our anxiety by establishing a communication with it.
On-line: $10 (adult), $5 (student)
Sat 11 July, 2 – 3.30pm
All proceeds go to the youth beneficiaries’ programmes at Acting Up.
This workshop is therapeutic in nature. It is suitable for participants aged 16 and above. These workshops will run online bi-weekly for $10 per 1.5-hour session for adults and $5 per 1.5 hour session for students. To apply for student price, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a scanned copy of your student pass (please block out your NRIC and Barcode).
When the restrictions on the Covid19 situation eases, Acting Up will continue to hold these sessions on-site in small groups, for $20 on a bi-weekly basis (inclusive of art materials). Student prices will be $10 per session.
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About the therapist
Marissa Teo is a multi-modal, creative arts therapist and the founder of Acting Up; a social enterprise providing arts-based, therapeutic interventions for the emotionally vulnerable. In the past decade of work with youth, Marissa has come to see the value of early intervention and the importance of the arts in emotional expression. Music, dance, drama and visual arts are some of the modalities she uses to engage youth. Her experience includes providing therapeutic intervention at residential and rehabilitation institutions in Singapore, as well as providing mental health training for professionals and therapeutic programmes for schools and orphanages, with a focus on prevention.