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USA: Nisha Sajnani- The art of creating amid a global catastrophe

Swiss News reported on the World Health Organization Panel panel on the arts and mental health in which drama therapist Nisha Sajnani spoke on the role of the arts therapies in offering pathways for connection, expression, relief, narrative organizing, and perspective amongst older adults, youth, and frontline and second line healthcare workers. The panel was presented as part of a COVID-19 Arts Festival co-hosted by WHO and Create2030. To read the article, click here.

South Africa: Drama Therapy During COVID-19: A Call to Digital Adventure

Monique Alexandra Hill from South Africa explores Online Drama Therapy in an article entitled 'Drama Therapy During COVID-19: A Call to Digital Adventure' published in a special issue of COVID-19 from Polyphony: The Journal of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists. Read more here.

Canada: Meeting in COVID-19: A Drama Therapeutic Processing of Isolation

Mallory Minerson from Canada explores the use of masks in isolation from a drama therapeutic perspective in an article entitled 'Meeting in COVID-19: A Drama Therapeutic Processing of Isolation' published in a special issue of COVID-19 from Polyphony: The Journal of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists. Read the article here.

UK: Therapist's Guide for Practicing Outdoors by dramatherapist Ian Siddons Heginworth

"In light of Covid-19, some therapists might be considering doing outdoor therapy. Dramatherapist, Ian Siddons Heginworth, author of Environmental Arts Therapy, has kindly put together this guide for therapists considering taking their practice into nature." - The British Association of Dramatherapists Guidelines for practicing outdoors can be found here.

KUWAIT: Intisar Foundation- Women, War, Mental Health, and the Quest for Peace- UN75Talk Webinar Dis

Commemorating World Refugee Day 2020, Intisar Foundation, the United Nations in the State of Kuwait, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the State of Kuwait (UNHCR) and the UN Women held a webinar entitled “Women, War, Mental Health and The Quest For Peace”. The UN75Talk tackled the challenges that refugees and women affected by war face and their efforts to achieve peace in the Arab region. This talk accentuated the role of mental health care and specifically the use of Drama Therapy in efforts to reduce future violence in families, societies, and communities at large. During the webinar, the Intisar Foundation shared its first qualitative research paper on exploring the na

South Africa: Exploring Drama Therapy Online- Monique Hill

Monique Hill offered insight into her online drama therapy practice as part of the summit on the Arts Therapies in the Context of the Pandemic co-hosted by NYU Creative Arts Therapies Consortium and Edge Hill University. Watch the full presentation here.

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