“Unlike the tale of everyday events, the traumatic memory is wordless and static. It looks like a black and white photograph or an old silent movie.
During the master class, we will learn how to create a mask that will help reconstruct the history of the trauma, including a systematic review of the meaning of the traumatic events. We face a double task: to restore the idea of meaning, order and justice in the world, but also to find a way to resolve disagreements with those beliefs that cannot be accepted after traumatic events. We will restore the feeling of value and fullness of resources.
After all, the creative process of making a mask is healing, informative and at the same time deeply transforming. A face is a projection of our psychological state, a projection of the body, past and present, facial expressions are a means of transmitting information, expressiveness, and sometimes deception and secrecy. Self-awareness, understanding and insight are achieved through immersion. Experiences and emotions become a drain of energy, which can be released in expression, leads to the subconscious.
When travelling inward, a person gains the integrity and coupling with the world. ”
Psychologist of the Centre, Elena Sereda.