Pre-workshop with Dr. Van Huet and HKAAT 2022 AGM

Pre-workshop with Dr. Van Huet and HKAAT 2022 AGM

From 2023-06-03 16:30 until 2023-06-03 19:00
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Professional Growth & Resilience: Dealing with Stress & Changes through Art Therapy 

by Dr. Van Huet

Although we are now getting used to living in a post-pandemic world, some of the experiences and changes the pandemic brought on still have a lasting impact on individuals, organizations and professions. However, crises can also contribute to building resilience and can lead to developing innovations in medicine, technology, psychology, etc., and this has been the case historically following world conflicts.
In this presentation, we will reflect on how this can be applied to art therapy: as art therapists, we can use our creativity and art-based tools to respond to stressful changes and build our own resilience. We can also use our knowledge and skills with our clients, and support them to address high levels of anxiety and stress. This is particularly needed at the moment: for instance, children and young people are particularly at risk of experiencing mental health problems as many have found that isolation during the pandemic has impacted on their confidence, their communication skills and their ability to relate to peers. This has also affected their engagement and progress within education. Art Therapists have a vital role to play with supporting them to recover from this.

This presentation will introduce some helpful concepts and tools that can be used within this work, including the body/mind connection, working with body maps, introduction to a compassion-focussed approach and working with compassionate images. A few practical exercises will support participants’ learning.

  • Registration Rules & Regulations

    All applicants are required to submit payment (per head per registration), via bank transfer to the below account to confirm the registration. Receipt must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within three (3) days after initial online registration.

    Additional Charges: Annual membership renewal date is July 1st, a late fee of $50 applies to renewal on or after August 1st. For overseas bank transfer for event or membership, an additional $50 service charge applies.

    Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists

    An official confirmation email will be sent to your registered email after payment is received.

    Workshop will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force 2 hours before the event. In this case, the payment will be refunded to applicants.

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