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Aftershock - treatment of those who’ve suffered sexual abuse as a child or adult

Skills Sets - Visual Arts Therapy

Introduction to Arts Therapy

The course will introduce participants to Clinical Creative Arts Therapy. It will include principles of safe practice and examples of Arts Therapy techniques and their application to a range of client needs.

 

Facilitated by: Kit Loring & Carrie Herbert – Ragamuffin International

When? 3rd - 4th July 2014 9.00am-5.00pm

How much? 150$ (scholarship fund available for Cambodian Nationals)

Where: Ragamuffin Boathouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Contact: ragamuffinproject@hotmail.com

Tel: +85512521032


Please kindly download registration form here.

 

The Faith Affect

THE FAITH AFFECT Concepts of Healing in Multi-faith Communities - A 3-day Training Course – Understanding the positive role of faith and the impact of superstitious beliefs on the process of trauma recovery and emotional well-being

Facilitated by: Kit Loring & Carrie Herbert – Ragamuffin International
When? 25th - 27th June 2014 9.00am-5.00pm
How much? 200$ (scholarship fund available for Cambodian Nationals)
Where: Ragamuffin Boathouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Contact:
ragamuffinproject@hotmail.com

Tel:+85512521032


Please download the registration form here.

 

Beautiful Me

5-day Professional Development Course for Clinicians and Carers on Eating Disorders, The Image Complex and Notions of Beauty and Attraction for Men and Women.

 

WHEN: 28th April – 2nd May 2014 (9am-5pm)

WHERE: Ragamuffin Boathouse 123a st 12BT, Phnom Penh

FACILITATED BY: Kit Loring & Carrie Herbert - Ragamuffin International

WHO IS IT FOR? This course is for teachers, counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, care workers and parents.

COST: $250 inclusive of catering and arts materials (limited scholarships are available on application for Khmer)

CONTACT TO APPLY: projectmanager@ragamuffinboathouse.com / +85512521032  

 

THE COURSE WILL EXPLORE:

Our weight, and whether we see ourselves, and others see us as attractive or not, which matters to so many of us.  Both genders are affected, but perhaps women suffer the greater pressure to look the part. 

 

There is growing anecdotal evidence to suggest that young Cambodian women are developing traits of what was once thought to be a Western disease; Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia are on the rise.  

 

What gives rise to this distorted perception of the self - A ‘Hall of Mirrors’ conspiracy where the mind attacks the body? What deep sorrow, or unmet need would lead someone to such obsession? 

 

Reassurance that, “you are beautiful just the way you are”, will unlikely be enough to put the mind at peace and ease the growing distress.  

 

What is an Eating Disorder? What causes it? What can be done to help prevent young women, and sometimes men, from developing the symptoms, or treat those who have full-blown Bulimia or Anorexia Nervosa? 

 

In deepening our understanding of what motivates those with eating disorders, and considering our reactions to those who suffer from them, we will increase our capacity to respond to the underlying issues that can result in the development of a potentially life threatening illness. 

 

The course will combine a creative study of the subject with creative approaches to working with those we come into contact with who are either already unwell or showing signs of developing an eating disorder.

Working with Those Who Commit Sexual Offences

Working with Those Who Commit Sexual Offences - A 5-day Professional Development Programme for counselors, therapists, social workers, prison workers, teachers, caregivers, psychiatrists and service managers.

Dates: 3rd-7th March 2014 9.30am-5.00pm
Venue: Ragamuffin House, 123a St 12BT, Phnom Penh

Please register by 21st February 2014
Fees: 250$ (inclusive of catering and arts materials, limited bursaries for Cambodian Nationals available on request)

Please kindly find more information in the flyer below:

Festival of Light 2013

Please come and celebrate Festival of Light on 14th December 2013 at 4:00-7:00pm at Ragamuffin House. Please kindly find more information on the flyer below. Reservation is required a day ahead!

 

 

Self-destruct

Self-destruct - understanding suicidal ideation, self-Injury, and violent behavior - is a 5-day experiential arts therapy training module. In this module we will be seeking to understand the complex issues that lead to someone harming themselves or others. In an atmosphere of respect and safety we will consider the role of Arts Therapy as a treatment modality and learn through the heuristic* training method Ragamuffin employs. (*learning through creative exercises and individual and group reflection to compliment the specifically taught element of the programme)

 

Dates: 2nd -6th December2013   

Times: 9.30am-5.00pm  (includes full catering)

Venue: Ragamuffin Boathouse, 123a St 12BT, Phnom Penh

Please kindly find more details from the flyer below:

 

Honouring the World Peace

Ragamuffin’s Celebrate Life dinner series is back and this time we are honouring the World Peace. To mark this fabulous occasion we will be holding a peace offering and healing foods dinner to reflect on and celebrate International Women’s Day. Special performance by Euan Gray, The ragamuffin Choir and other special guests.

Cost: $10 internationals or $6/$4 Cambodians/low income
When: Saturday 21st September 2013 at 6pm
Where: Ragamuffin house, st 12BT, house # 123A

Absolutely all proceeds go to supporting Ragamuffin’s art therapy services.
Bookings Essential by Friday the 20th.
To make a booking, email us on: ragamuffinproject@hotmail.com

 

A 'How to' Guide

Applied Creative Arts Therapy with Children and Adults - A 'How to' Guide

This 5-day experiential training module is for Therapists, Counsellors, Social Workers, Teachers and Caregivers who wish to develop their skills and understanding of Arts Therapy and its application to a range of client issues. Please kindly see the attached Flyer below for more details.

For a registration form or further information, please kindly contact Ms. Leakhena Hun through aleak@ragamuffinproject.or
g. Please promptly submit your completed registration form
by 05th September 2013.

'Giving Voice'

Please join our - World Music Day Dinner - on June 21st, 2013, at Ragamuffin House. Please kindly read the flyer below.

Protecting Vulnerable Children & Adults: What Does It Take?

This 5-day Arts Therapy module explores what makes us someone who can respond effectively to an abused or vulnerable child or adult. Please kindly see the attached Flyer below for more details.

For a registration form or further information, please kindly contact Ms. Leakhena Hun through aleak@ragamuffinproject.or
g. Please submit completed registration form
by 21st June 2013.

We look forward to you joining us for this important topic.

 

Cycles of Violence

Registration is open for our next 5-day intensive training course at Ragamuffin house - Cycles of Violence - a critical issue in Cambodia and so many places around the world.

Please kindly find more details and application deadline on the flyer below:

 

YIN - International Women's Day Dinner

Ragamuffin’s Celebrate Life dinner series is back and this time we are honouring the Yin energy. To mark this fabulous occasion we will be holding a peace offering and healing foods dinner to reflect on and celebrate International Women’s Day. Special performance by Euan Gray and guests.

Cost: $10 per person or $6 for Cambodians
When: Friday 08th March, 2013 at 6pm
Where: Ragamuffin house, st 12BT, house # 123A

Absolutely all proceeds go to supporting Ragamuffin’s art therapy services.

Bookings Essential by Thursday the 07th.
To make a booking, email us on: ragamuffinproject@hotmail.
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*Due to the success and having to turn people away at last year’s event, we highly recommend you book early.

'Who Are We?' - Understanding our Cultural Identity

Ragamuffin's Arts Therapy Foundation Cambodia Modular Course is open for registration. 24th Feb - 1st March 2013 @ Ragamuffin House on the theme of culture and beliefs:

WHO ARE WE? Understanding our cultural identity through exploring rituals and beliefs and their contribution to the preservation and development of culture.

The clinicians' understanding of the influences on the development of identity as critical in treating a range of emotional, psychological and mental health issues. This workshop uses a range of Arts Therapy techniques to gain insight into the meaning and value of ritual and the power of belief. As such, clinical skills are developed as each participant's understanding of what makes us who we are deepens and develops.

Contact: info@ragamuffinproject.org
or call +85512521032 for further information

Please kindly find more details below:

The Healing Gift of Creativity

Ragamuffin Cambodia is delighted to announce that the Foundation Course in Creative Arts Therapy is now open - Module 1 10th-14th December 2012 in honor of International Human Rights Day - register by 30th November 2012 (see attached flyer for details).

 

For those who are interested in joining this module 1 (a 5-day Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy), please kindly download our registration form and return the completed form by November 30th, 2012, either by email or by hard copy submitted at the Ragamuffin House.

Please link here to download the Registration Form.

 

Festival of Light

Festival of Light - "Be inspired, be creative and reflect on the meaning of light in our lives and our world”
On Saturday 8th December 2013 from 3pm to 7pm at Ragamuffin House.
Workshops - Lantern Making, Music, Poetry, Art & Dance
'Intimate Cafe' - food made with love
Contact us for tickets: Workshops & food $20/$10 under 16’s Drinks extra.

Please kindly find more details and our contact information below.

 

Kit and Carrie at TEDx Phnom Penh

Venue for Rent

We have rooms available for rent and they are ideal venue for meeting, workshop, exhibition, and training.

 

Please click on the followings for room rental information:

 

 

For reservation, please contact us at:

 

E-mail: info@ragamuffinproject.org

Phone: 017 839 230, 017 752684

Be Yourself

Ragamuffin's 'Be Yourself' Arts Therapy Service is open for Cambodian Children and Young People. Please kindly see flyer below:

The Intimate Café

‘the intimate cafe’ - International Peace Day Dinner

Ragamuffin house on Friday 21st September 2012 at 6:00pm

Please join us for an evening to honour International Peace Day at Ragamuffin house and together reflect on the meaning of peace in our lives and our world as well as enjoy food made with love, & live music by euan gray & friends.

booking essential - please see attached flyer for cost and details:

 

Fundraising Event: Silent Art Auction (copy 1)

Fundraising Event: Ragamuffin Project "Life Creative Concert"

Where- The Ragamuffin House
When- Friday 30th March 2012
Why- To raise funds for Arts Therapy service in Cambodia
Join us for the evening of silent art auction, live concert, and free food.
Tickets fee: $10 (Internationals), $5 (Cambodians)

Detailed information can be found in the flyer!
Call or e-mail to book your place now.

 

Sihanoukville's 1st half-marathon: 11/03/2012

 

Welsh Women Run for The Ragamuffin Arts Therapy Project Cambodia in Sihanoulkville's 1st International Half Marathon! Raising funds for vulnerable and traumatised children and young people. You can still make a donation on 

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr

 

 

Lois's first marathon. Endurancelife Pembrokeshire marathon 12/3/2011

Wow! huge congratulations Lois on completing an incredible 28 mile endurance marathon raising funds for Ragamuffin. What a inspiring woman you are! Lois will be joining the Ragamuffin team in august to bring the gift of outdoor adventures to children and young people.

Thank you from the Ragamuffin team

Kit Loring on Burnout

Kit Loring answers the question "Has burnout amongst international aid workers become an epidemic?".  This was filmed in Ubud, Bali during a Satori Worldwide retreat.

http://www.youtube.com/user/SatoriWorldwide#p/a/u/0/7R7WcVB8jrc

Satori Worldwide

Satori Worldwide shares creative ways to encourage balance and resilience.  We offer restorative retreats for aid workers, international organizations and Third Culture families.

http://www.youtube.com/user/SatoriWorldwide

Many Thanks

We really appreciate those who made the donation and supported us to win a place on the funraising website - Global Giving Challenge in April 2010. Your hands are going to make a difference to the lives of traumatised children and communities in Cambodia. Many thanks from our team and Cambodian people.

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