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 .
To listen the full program , click the following link:
Psychbigyaan Kurakani on Occupational Therapy
Teku, November 3
On November 3, 2015 Psychbigyaan Network Nepal held the second edition of Psychbigyaan Kurakani on Occupational Therapy. The event took place on the venue of Innovation Hub, FNNCI building, Teku from 3 PM to 5 PM. The speakers for the program were Amanda Peacock and Carla White , both occupational therapists from from London South Bank University .
The two hour session started with welcome address from Sujan Shresth, the Founder and President of PNN. Then the session was handed over to the speakers. Amanda and Carla gave the introduction and history of Occupational therapy in the beginning. Then they went ahead with its treatment processes and its core principles. Different models of Occupational Therapy were presented. Its significance on the present context in the rehabilitation process for both mental and physical patients were explained. Then after that the audiences were presented with practical on hand experience with the simple exercise in which they had to paint the shades of colors in the pictures of Mandala in a group and had to explain what processes were involved while coloring and tell the experience while painting in the group. Then the presenters explained in short about the assessment and evaluation processes.
The presenters gave the practical demonstration of different kinds of drawings drawn by the people with varied degree of mental conditions. They shared short work experience with the patients in Amrita Foundation, the local mental rehabilitation centre to demonstrate the practical examples. After this the presentation round came to an end and the floor was opened for the questions from the audiences. The program was covered with live tweets. Below are the snippets of the live twitter event:
The program ended with Thank You Speech by Kripa Sigdel, Founder and Executive Director of PNN . The it was followed by group photo and socialization among the audiences with snacks . The audiences responded that they got benefitted by the presentation. They congratulated PNN and encouraged to come up with such programs again in the future.
The video of the event can be viewed in the link below: