Queer and Mental Health Session
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ManoShala in collaboration with Humsafar Trust invite you to join
Sat, Feb 11, 12:00 PM
About the Topic
Accept your identity and release your trauma through storytelling and theater along with an LGBTQI+ community that is witnessing similar life situations under the guidance of an LGBTQI+ informed and registered drama therapist and psychologist. Work with the therapist to get clarity of thoughts, identity, and inclinations.
What is Drama Therapy?
Drama therapy has effectively helped in the recovery of abused survivors, at-risk youth, difficult families, behavioral health issues, addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma. It combines drama and psychotherapy helping you or someone you love to gain confidence and find new, effective ways of problem-solving. This therapy is very effective in building community and bonding.
What will Happen in the Session?
Our licensed LGBTQI+ therapist encourages you to understand your identity and guides you to navigate through challenges with exercises such as role play, storytelling, writing, and mirroring. They will provide you with a safe space to discuss your true self openly with everyone around you without any judgment.
About the Speaker:
Ms Shruti Garg is an HCPC UK Regd. Drama therapist trained from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London University. They are as well a Certified Queer Affirmative Therapist, and Comic and Theatre artists. As the Vice President of the UP Mental Health council, and Executive Member of Drama Therapy India, she aims to create more opportunities for the application of creative arts therapies across different spaces including individuals, groups, schools, charities, and sports teams pan-India. She loves playing cricket and daydreaming about lifting the world cup trophy in her free time.
About the Organisations:
The Humsafar Trust is a community-based organization founded in 1994. The organization works with the LGBTQ+ communities on the issues of health and human rights across States in India. Through project NETREACH, we aim to enable access to HIV related services to the at risk unreached populations in Public and Private Health Care delivery systems.
HST organizes advocacy workshops for health care providers, and other organizations/institutions to sensitize them on LGBTQ+ issues. HST also provides legal support, crisis management, mental health counselling, and nutrition counselling to LGBTQ+ communities and works closely with the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and respective State AIDS Control Society (SACS).
For more information about The Humsafar Trust and project NETREACH please visit https://www.humsafar.org/ https://netreach.co.in
ManoShala is a mental health and wellness organization. We envision empowering humans with affordable, easily accessible creative tools and techniques that assist people in maintaining their mental and emotional well-being. We use creative art-based therapeutic interventions, such as music, movement, art, and drama to facilitate wellness workshops that help address common issues like stress and anxiety management, team bonding, increase in productivity, etc.