One day workshop on Dance/Movement and Music Therapy was organized by the Departments of Psychology and Music (vocal) of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana.

Dr. Savita Uppal, Retd. Principal, Arya College, Ludhiana was the Guest of Honour while Ms. Palak Jain Bhumbla, UNESCO-CID and Fortis certified Expressive Art and Movement Therapist was the resource person for the first session. The second resource person, Ms. Vama Oswal, a psychologist and Expressive Art based Therapist.

There were more than 80 participants for this programme who took part actively in various activity based sessions.

The first session began with an ice-breaking activity where the connection between movement and emotions was introduced. The participants were made aware of cognitive, social, emotional and physical aspects of personality. The audience was further introduced to the technique of mirroring followed by an explanation and practical implications of the same.

The second session Involved the detailed explanation of multimodal approach to therapy like visual arts, movement, music, drama, storytelling, play, poetry and writing, etc. The participants were told about movement and music followed by activities based on this context. The students were very excited as they tried various movements and activities based on different kinds of music followed by an expression of self through free writing with prompt.

The third session focused on the foundations and role of Music Therapy in dealing with emotional issues which may be distressing.

Dr. Savita Uppal gave a detailed insight into Indian Classical Music and Raga Therapy to deal with stress and the event concluded with a participative session where students and the resource person sang various musical compositions based on Raga Therapy.

The principal appreciated the efforts of the Departments of Psychology and Music (V) in arranging such an informative workshop based on experiential learning and providing a platform to the students to learn and become more effective in dealing with daily issues in life.