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Hawai‘i Art and Mental Health Summit

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Pōmaikaʻi Ballrooms

735 Iwilei Road

Honolulu, HI 96817

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Join Mental Health America of Hawai‘i, the Hawai‘i Arts Alliance and NAMI Hawaii for the first ever Hawai‘i Art and Mental Health Summit. This daring and innovative event will be an opportunity to learn about the use of art in therapeutic intervention, how to heal and grow through self-expression, remove the boundaries around creating, and to provide a facilitated forum to collect the needs of our community.

Continuing education credits for social workers, substance abuse counselors and Hawai‘i Certified Peer Specialists are pending.

In addition to a playground of creative experiences curated by the Hawai‘i Arts Alliance, the summit will feature the following confirmed speakers:

Keynote Presenters:

Tanya Yamanaka Aynessazian and Sherri Thal, artist activists from Puna, share their creative journey and how pursuing freedom of creative self-expression has kept them engaged politically, overcoming depression and overwhelm, complacency and inaction. They’ll stretch time itself as they adventure into the unknown in the sacred space of unbounded creativity, using the energy of emotions, and usually unspoken thoughts, to hold more presence and acceptance of the wholeness of who we are.

Workshop Presenters:

Matt Del Rosario (aka Lauhala Matt) was born and raised on the islands of Hawai‘i, with roots on the island of Lanai‘i. After extensive academic and professional experience in dance, he returned to create a Hawai‘i-based arts and cultural non-profit organization, Flow Kākou, to instill and inspire community members through movement. Currently living on the island of Kaua‘i, Matt continues to share his vision of connectivity and growth through movement.

John B. Kim, LCSW, incorporates arts-based interventions into his clinical therapy practice with children, adolescents and families, as well as his teaching work with behavioral health professionals at all levels of training. He has developed and conducted many expressive arts-based groups with children, families and adolescents in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Mayu Langford, a Board-Certified Music Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner for 12 years, has provided music therapy in many settings, including day rehabilitation programs for adults with mental health and developmental challenges, eating disorder and emergency units at a psychiatric hospital, and at domestic violence and homeless shelters. Mayu uses her gentle yet directive clinical approach combined with her musicianship.

Eugene-Kristofher “Eukarezt” Menor, graffiti and tattoo artist, was born in California. His earliest interests in art came in the form of villains and superheroes, at the local comic book stores. As he grew older, his need for expression also grew, and he began painting in train yards and under bridges. Eukarezt has travelled overseas doing humanitarian work and using art as a healing tool for the less fortunate in countries such as India, Jordan, Malaysia, Philippines, and South Africa. Based in Western Australia for many years, Eukarezt returned to his second home in Hawaii and is currently a tattoo artist on Hawaii Island. He also works with Estria Foundation’s Mele Murals program, promoting youth development and cultural preservation through art.

We have been approved for NASW-HI CEs for the following breakouts:
1. In Our Own Images
2. Music Therapy for Mental and Emotional Wellness: Techniques and Applications to Use in Your Practice
3. Utilizing the Art of Movement as an Alternative Source of Health and Wellness for Our Community

We have been approved for CEUs for Hawaii Certified Peer Specialists for the following breakouts:
1. In Our Own Images
2. Music Therapy for Mental and Emotional Wellness: Techniques and Applications to Use in Your Practice
3. Utilizing the Art of Movement as an Alternative Source of Health and Wellness for Our Community
4. Mind is Playing Tricks on Me

We are awaiting approval from ADAD. The keynote will not have CEs or CEUs offered for it.

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