CEX Healing Through Arts: Bridging Arts & Medicine through Collaboration & Practice


Healing Through Arts: Bridging Arts & Medicine through Collaboration & Practice

Increasingly the arts are being enthusiastically utilized within medical settings in Malaysia and in Singapore given the impact of the arts on one’s wellness and wellbeing. The introduction of the arts into such settings has been well-received by patients, families, and communities overall. This is evidenced by the ongoing development of healing through arts initiatives within these environments; this not only takes into account the physical spaces but also the emotional and psychological aspects of one’s experiences within these spaces, within one’s working experiences, and of course, within one’s healing processes. This emerging trend is being observed at long established medical facilities as well as at newer purpose-built contemporary spaces catering to a wide range of medical services and client populations. This forum provides a closer look at healing through arts and how this is achieved and bridged through collaboration and practice. Experienced practitioners were carefully selected for this forum given their expertise, their compassion for others and for their dedication to the arts.

Date: 28 September 2019
Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Venue: Auditorium Perdana, Level 3
Women's & Children's Hospital,
50586 Kuala Lumpur
FREE REGISTRATION (Lunch and Tea Breaks Included)
*CPE Points Awarded
** Please kindly register for your break out session as well.

10.00am Registration /Breakfast
10.30am Opening Address
10.45am Keynote Speaker I: Ronald Lay
Bridges, Causeways & Linked Collaboration: Emerging Trends in Arts & Medicine in Southeast Asia
11.15pm Panel discussion “Bridging Arts & Medicine through Collaboration & Practice.”
On the panel:

  • Dr Kevin Chin (MODERATOR)
  • Ms Reena Clare (MY) - Art Psychotherapy
  • Ms Mahisha Naidu (MY) - Dance Movement Psychotherapist
  • Ms Yenn Ang (SG) - Sandplay / Art, Children's Cancer Foundation
  • Ms Kayla Wong (SG) - Music Therapist, CHAMPs, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
12.45pm Lunch
2.00pm Interactive Music by the GoodKids
2.15pm Keynote Speaker II: Dr Sujatha Doraimanickam
If Drama Be Food of Love, Play On: Drama Intervention Through Therapeutic Medical Clowning, a Kuala Lumpur Women and Children Hospital Experience
Keynote Speaker III: Prof. Dato’ Dr Mahmud Bin Mohd Nor
Healing Arts: Towards excellent child friendly health facility
2.45pm Break out Session
  1. Moving Bodies, Moving Minds - conducted by Mahisha Naidu (FULL)
  2. Engaging Creatively Through Art Making conducted by Reena Clare (FULL)
  3. Discovering Self in Sandtray conducted by Yenn Ang
  4. Music for Wellness conducted by Kayla Wong
3.45pm Closing Summary by Dr Kevin Chin
4.00pm Tea Break
4.30pm End


Moving Bodies, Moving Minds by Mahisha Naidu (MY) (FULL)
This one hour session will allow participants to have a glimpse into Dance Movement Therapy as a therapeutic intervention; providing attendees with a better understanding of the power of the mind-body connection. It will offer participants a space to express, explore, discover and connect through dance and movement, in a safe and boundaried space, in the presence of a licensed Dance Movement Psychotherapist.

Engaging Creatively Through Art Making by Reena Clare (MY)
Engaging creatively through art making encourages positive psychological functioning. Art therapy uses artistic expression and psychotherapeutic techniques to explore emotions, examine and address emotional conflict in a safe manner. Art therapy can be used as an intervention to improve cognition and sensory-motor function, self-esteem and self-awareness, emotional resilience, insight, social skills, conflicts and distress. This session will give participants an introduction into what art therapy is through a brief presentation and an experiential session. No art experience or affinity needed, participants just need to be ready to engage.

Discovering Self in Sandtray by Yenn Ang (SG)
Drawing theoretical foundations and applications of Jungian Sandplay Therapy, participants will be introduced to the use of sandplay, or the World Technique as a means for children and adolescents to communicate their inner world and to enable them to build their own resources through symbols. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in their personal process work through the experiential sandtray.

Music for Wellness by Kayla Wong (SG)
This session will explore the different ways in which music can play a part in making a difference in our lives. Different strategies and processes will be experienced and discussed during the hour, which will bring insight to the role music plays as a resource for supporting overall wellness. Highlights of this session will include discussions on how music facilitates:
  • Connectedness with others
  • Introspection
  • Self-expression
  • Relaxation
  • Motivation

For more information on the topics and the speakers, kindly visit www.causewayexchange.com

This programme is made possible with the support from the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore and Singapore International Foundation.
  • The event description was updated. Diff#476775 2019-09-26 17:42:44
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Auditorium Perdana, Level 3, Women's & Children's Hospital Kuala Lumpur
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50586 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia

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