Art revolves around mind and body, heart and soul, think and touch, feel and explore. Art and Therapy is a combination of art and psychology and the therapeutic use of art making. Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes explored in this course, teachers and parents can increase awareness of self and their students in mainstream and special education setups. The course focuses on creative techniques to develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress and anger, increase self-esteem and self-awareness
By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
- Identify the use of art in schools
- Link art with unique ways to resolve mental health problems
- Learn about art activities for socio-emotional well being
- Explore activities for managing behavioral issues
With her profound interest in facilitating children, teenagers, and adults in finding clarity, Farah Nasir pursued her MPhil degree in Educational Psychology. She has since been playing her part to create awareness of the importance of psychological therapies in different domains. Farah Nasir is currently associated with two Pakistani universities, Institute of Business Management also known as “CBM” and Bahria University. She was associated with Karachi Vocational Training Centre for the Intellectually Disabled for 3 years. Farah also worked as a Trainer in the institute to assist Intellectually Disabled individuals by providing them with job-related training and making their life meaningful for potential independent living.
She completed an Art as Therapy program conducted under the Child and Adolescent Development Program in collaboration with the University of Leicester, UK. Farah is working actively with people of different ages and providing her services at different platforms. With her experience in both the corporate and educational sectors, she has given workshops at different organizations and institutes such as First Women Bank Limited, Let’s Educate, Bahria University, Pakistan Institute of Management, and Memon Industrial and Technical Institute – MITI. She is currently presented as a Community Teacher Spotlight Presenter for Academy of Therapy Wisdom Community Teacher Spotlight program, USA. She is a scholarship holder and an enthusiast for creating the importance of art in therapy especially for children.