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Paul Muir

Drama therapist and artist in St Neots

Artist and drama therapist, Paul Muir talks about the work he created over a 20 year period whilst in therapy and the insights and self-healing journey he went through.

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Doodling Through Life

@ VOL 28 ON JAN 21, 2014

Drawing is a conduit that carries thoughts and ideas into reality. Rather than describing things as they are, freehand drawing can describe them as they are thought of and remembered. As an artist and a designer, Becki Chan shares her thoughts about doodling. She demonstrates how ideas and inspiration come from everything and everywhere, and how her approach to drawing applies them to a design process.

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Los Locos

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 16, 2013

During a lecture Sergio Garzon gave at the Pacific Health Conference in 2012,
he came across the idea that art therapy is a gentle, free and an evident cure for many mental illnesses, specially those dealing with social-dynamics. His “Los Local” presentation focuses on using art as a form of free health therapy on the streets.

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A Theory on Doodling

@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

Pam Woodson finds herself drawn to doodling in a couple of very specific situations. Not considering herself as an "artist", she initially used doodling as a door to create art without expectations. Pam found her path to becoming an artist. Through Pam's doodling research, we could all learn self-improvement through doodling.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 3rd, 2017. 

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Art as Therapy

@ VOL 11 ON OCT 10, 2015

Luis Cano describes personal experiences that influenced the development of his art style. He reveals that when he started his career in art therapy, not only was he helping others connect to their emotions via art, his own work developed in depth as well.


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Emotional Languages

@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

A clinical psychologist, art therapist, lecturer and artist, Anita Toutikian is the founder of Beirut Art Therapy. In her talk, she walks us through the different modalities by which emotion can be channeled. From visual arts to performance, we discover the various ways in which psychological layers can unfold and be explored.

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Re-Positioning Mental Health

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

“It might surprise you that Abraham Lincoln, when he was the President of the United States, suffered from clinical depression. He suffered for the duration of his life, and at the time they considered that a character flaw.”

Mark Korthuis examines the history of mental health—where we've been, where we are now, and why the mental health landscape will look drastically different over the next 150 years.

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Art Grief Therapy

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Maggie Galloway is an artist and student from the Art Institute of Chicago & University of Tulsa. She has a long career of creating, including her time as a documentary film producer at WLS-tv in Chicago.

In 2009, after the sudden death of her husband, Paul Galloway, newspaper reporter and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, Maggie was faced with learning to live without her partner of 30 years. It would be 2 years of Art Grief Therapy that healed her... she shares her story.


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Eggtooth - Hatching Potential

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Events throughout Sally Greig's life have shaped her to become a truly inspirational creative mentor and leader in the creative education sector. In this moving presentation, she describes the origins and objectives of The Eggtooth Project - a creative education organization which offers life-changing courses for children, young people, and adults.

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Understanding What People Need....

@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Rachel Kazez is a licensed therapist, adjunct professor of social work, and the founder of All Along, which helps people understand mental health and find therapy.