Wednesday, October 20, 2010

... mask-making and art therapy in the philippines ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist)

.Mask-making is an activity often done in art therapy sessions. It gives the participant an opportunity to explore aspects of his or her persona.
We wear masks all the time. It isn't necesarily wrong to wear masks because it is needed to maintain peace and harmony in polite society. What makes mask-wearing problematic is when we don't even realize that we are wearing one, and when we wear just one mask for various situations. In the first conditon, the mask-wearer has an absence of self-awareness, while in the second condition, the mask-wearer manifests an absence of social flexibility.
. We, as human beings, are a complicated species. Our personalities are multi-faceted, multi-layered, continually evolving, and dynamically interacting with the external world. Mask-making is an invitation to get to know the intricacies of our inner selves.

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