'Expressive Arts Therapy' believes in self healing properties. It refrains from interpretation and promotes mindfulness. Around 30 Counsellors and Social workers from different states of the Northeast, were trained by Ms Nikita Hazarika, Clinical Psychologist at The Regional Centre, Guwahati of National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) on 9th January 2020.
The purpose of this training was to look at the 'Use of Art, Creativity, Positive Self Talk, Theatre and Movement as Supportive Techniques in Counselling'. The professionals were trained in basic techniques of Expressive Arts that could be beneficial in their respective workplace. The session included both 'Experiential' and 'Theoretical' component which entitles to give the participants a first hand exposure to the varied nature of Expressive Arts.