January 3 , Sunday
Teku , Kathmandu
The fourth edition of Psychbigyaan Kurakani was successfully held on January 3, in ihub Teku. This time we had Renuka Rai working in the field of psychology and behaviour sciences. The topic for the session was ‘Use of Arts in the Trauma Work : Focussed in Children who survived in the aftermath of Earthquake”. The event saw more than 20 participants.
The speaker of the program shared with us the relationship between art and trauma . The session was started off with practical work in which the participants were divided in three groups and gave them the simple task to answer about the characteristics of the children and the effects of trauma upon them . The topic was contextualized with the recent earthquake. The group then presented with their answers . While talking about trauma, Mrs Rai opined that we tended to focus on the major event of the trauma but overlook the culminating small events after the big event of the trauma that might contribute to the trauma.
Mrs Rai then talked about art and its efficacy in trauma. She talked about some simple stages in the art in trauma works and gave the practical demonstration how the art works in the children. She had a case study from Srilanka which was demonstrated and explained to validate her points.
The session lasted for about 1 hour 30 minutes with Q&A session at last. After the end of the formal event the speaker and the participants had tea and cookies and had socialization among themselves. Before departing all the participants took the group picture with the speaker of the event .
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