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2020 California Student Mental Wellness Conference
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Monday, March 23 • 10:50am - 11:45am
Act to Heal: Performance and Art Sessions with Youth of Karachi-Pakistan

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With building mental health threats to the wellbeing of youth in Pakistan that results in rising aggressive, self-harming and depressive behaviors we tried to follow Pablo Picasso who said “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Project Act to heal organized creative activities like writing, theatre, painting and music to help improve mental health issues and release stress among young populace of Karachi. We used these sessions as a powerful tool to enhance positive attitudes, relieving stress, reducing aggression and improve cognitive health.
The session will help Participants
• To familiarize with the value of inculcating art therapy in healing for wellbeing of youth.
• To learn about creative activities that can help to improve brain and body responses towards everyday life stressors.
• It will help educators from less resourceful places to know how we can heal students in less resources with healthier outcomes

Speakers
avatar for Faiza Ahmed

Faiza Ahmed

Social Scientist, Advance Educational Institute & Research Centre (AEIRC)
A Social Scientist and youth leader with work on mental health, social issues and gender equality. She is pursuing her Masters from Greenwich University Karachi, Pakistan to continue her career in performing arts and theater as therapies for mental health issues.
avatar for Shamoon Noushad, MPhil

Shamoon Noushad, MPhil

MD, ADVANCE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE & RESEARCH CENTRE (AEIRC)
I am currently pursuing my Ph.D in Public Health with emphasis on Stress as a mental health concern and working for a project funded by Higher Education Commission Pakistan as Research Associate at Psychophysiology Research Lab, University of Karachi. I have earned my M.Phil in public... Read More →
avatar for Sadaf Ahmed, PhD

Sadaf Ahmed, PhD

Dr., UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI
Dr. Sadaf Ahmed, Pakistan’s a PhD in Psychophysiology, currently serving as Asst. Professor at Department of Physiology, University of Karachi. She has been also leading as chief executive officer at Advance Educational Institute & Research center (AEIRC) since 10 years... Read More →


Monday March 23, 2020 10:50am - 11:45am
Anaheim Convention Center 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
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