Healing Strokes: A four-session Art Therapy programme for stroke survivors
Dates: 8, 15, 22, 29 July (4 weekly sessions on Saturdays)
Venue: Meeting Room next to SNSA office (see address above) Nearest MRT – Stadium (Circle Line)
Time: 10am to 12pm
Who is it for: Stroke survivors ONLY (participants have to commit to ALL four sessions of the programme)
About the Programme
Healing Strokes is a four-session art therapy programme organised by the Singapore National Stroke Association (SNSA) with the aim of enhancing and strengthening the coping skills and well-being of stroke survivors. The small closed-group structure of the workshop allows a platform for participants to safely embark on a journey towards greater self-discovery, awareness, expression of feelings and sharing.
What is Art Therapy?
Art therapy combines the principles of psychotherapy with the experience of creative expression. Providing a means to convey feelings or concepts that cannot be easily expressed in words, art therapy allows self-expression, facilitates communication, and improves mental and physical well-being.
Art therapy focuses on the process of art-making and highlights the reflective and restorative values of personal artwork. It can result in an increased understanding of oneself and relationships with others, improved self-esteem and the opportunity to look at life’s challenges from a different perspective, with insight and self-awareness.
Ms Jun Lee Jun Shan is a Registered Social Worker with a Masters in Art Therapy. Through her many years of work as both a social worker and an art therapist, she has accumulated a broad range of experience in her work with schools, VWOs and hospitals, for patients and clients from all walks of life. Jun passionately believes in the use of art as a creative process to aid in personal development, increase coping skills, and enhance cognitive function. At current, she is freelancing as an art psychotherapist.
Terms and Conditions
- Because this is a specially-organised small-group workshop, participants have to commit to ALL four sessions of the programme.
- This programme is only for stroke survivors who are SNSA members. If you are a caregiver, you may accompany your family member, but must not be involved in their art-making process.
- Accompanying caregivers may be asked to wait outside the SNSA office while the programme is being run, due to the space constraints.
- As there are limited places, your registration will only be confirmed later.
- Pictures taken during the workshop may be used for SNSA’s publications and online platforms.
- Participants’ artwork may be used in SNSA’s publications and online platforms.