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Canvas of Calm: Harnessing Art for Healing and Well-being

Canvas of Calm: Harnessing Art for Healing and Well-being

Next workshop date:

  • Sunday, 7 July 2024

Join us for an enlightening forum delving into the transformative power of art as a therapeutic tool for healing and self-discovery. In this interactive session, we will explore how engaging in artistic activities can bring about immense benefits for emotional regulation, communication, and overall well-being. Discover how art offers a non-verbal outlet for expression.

Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a mental health professional, or someone curious about the healing potential of creativity, this event is for you. Come learn practical techniques and insights that will empower you to harness the therapeutic qualities of art in your own life and in your work with others. Let’s embark on an empowering journey of self-exploration and growth through the harnessing the power of art for healing and overall well-being.

B$50.00 per person
(inclusive of morning refreshments)

You may register at this link:

For more information about the event, you may contact +673-8168726 or info@synartgy.com

8.30 – 9.00 am
Registration and guests arrival

9.00 – 9.05 am
Welcoming remarks by Dr Irene Yap, CEO and founder of SynARTgy

9.05 – 9.15 am
Opening remarks by Guest of Honour, YM Pg Dr Haji Mohd Khalifah bin Pg Hj Ismail, Director General of Medical and Health Services, Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam

9.15 – 10.00 am
Making, Sharing and Mending

Presentation by Dr Amanda E. Woodford, Creative Arts Therapist, Holding Space Therapeutic Arts Studio, Dunedin, New Zealand

10.00 – 10.15 am
Coffee break

10.15 – 10.35 am
Art Therapy in Brunei Darussalam

Presentation by Nur Nadiah Suhaili, certified Art Therapist, Brunei Neuroscience Stroke and Rehabilitation Centre, PJSC, Jerudong, Brunei Darussalam.

10.35 – 10.55 am
Q&A

10.55 – 11.45 am
Fireside chat with speakers and artists/non-artists sharing their personal experience/journey

11.45 am – 12.00 noon
Wrap up and end of event

A hands-on workshop with Dr Amanda Woodford (limited slots with registration fee of B$40.00 per person) will be held on:

Date: Saturday 21 September 2024
Time: 2.30 – 3.30 pm or 4.30 – 5.30 pm 
Venue: To be confirmed

In a one-hour workshop, Dr Amanda E Woodford (Prof Doc) will guide a small group of participants through a therapeutic arts-based activity to support well-being. The process holds the benefits of slowing down to reflect, provides opportunities to identify future support, and can evoke helpful positive emotions that can support personal, community, or workplace well-being. Participation in this workshop is expected to be a pleasant, enjoyable, and informative experience. Participants will also be provided with a takeaway toolkit to remind them of the steps taken, which they can later replicate at home or work.

About the Forum

The Art industry is a specific sector within the creative industry that contributes to the creative economy. In Brunei Darussalam, it is nascent industry with growth potential if properly nurtured and developed in a conducive environment. Art is inclusive, as it transcends all ages, gender, cultures, ethnicity, abilities and can bring great potential and socio-economic benefits with positive spillover effects, including entrepreneurial opportunities.

The objective of this forum is to bring together several speakers in various related fields to share how the development of this industry can contribute to job creation. business opportunities, market expansion beyond the borders and the role of key players in the ecosystem of Art Industry. By providing an overview on the contribution to the economy, sharing respective international experience and local scenes, it is hoped that this forum can stimulate further conversation and thought process to grow and develop this industry and to connect with the wider markets outside Brunei Darussalam.

Speakers

Dr Amanda E. Woodford

Creative Arts Therapist,
Holding Space Therapeutic Arts Studio,
Dunedin, New Zealand

Nur Nadiah Suhaili

Certified Art Therapist,
Brunei Neuroscience Stroke and Rehabilitation Centre, PJSC,
Jerudong, Brunei Darussalam.

Dr Irene Yap
John Tung
Dr Rui Oliveira Lopes
Osman Mohammad