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Lama Majaj is an Art Psychotherapist with seventeen years of experience in education, healthcare, and humanitarian settings. She is the Regional Director for Middle East representing The International Association of Creative Arts Somatic Education (IACASE). She was an invited Psychosocial Support consultant to implement trauma-informed care in Kurdish-Iraq, Cambodia and Dominica. Lama’s practice integrates humanistic psychotherapy with body work, movement, and the expressive arts to support individuals with Autism. She is a part-time lecturer at the MA Art Therapy Program at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

Lama has held positions internationally in the Middle East, Asia and Australia where she founded the Arts in Healthcare program at The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJCWRC).

Currently, Lama is a Dynamic Embodiment™️ and BodyMind Dancing™️ candidate focused on integrating skilled touch, movement, & compassionate dialogue to help individuals relieve stress, find enhanced expressiveness, and balance all aspects of the body and psyche. In her free time, she enjoys biking along the coastline and spontaneous dips in the ocean.

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Milestones

  • 23 February 2015

    Innovative transformation for cancer patients in Arts and Health

    Reflective Essay

    La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (23 February 2015).
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  • 16 April 2015

    A year in reflection at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Arts and Health

    Reflection

    La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (16 April 2015).
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  • 27 August 2015

    ‘Still Life’ in Arts and Health

    La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (27 August 2015).
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  • 31 August 2015

    Artists in Residence

    Exhibition

    The Artists in Residence Exhibition – St Vincent’s Art Gallery in Arts and Health¸ La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (31 August 2015).
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  • 01 October 2015

    Artist in Residence

    Artist in Residence

    Exhibition, St. Vincent’s Art Gallery at Caritas Christi Hospice in Kew, Melbourne, Australia (1st – 26th October 2015).
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  • 01 October 2015

    Something to Sing About

    Olivia-Newton John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia (11 March 2016).
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  • 19 September 2016

    Healing Through Arts, Causeway EXchange

    Conference and Talks

    Healing Through Arts, Causeway EXchange (CEX), Singapore International Foundation (19 September 2016)
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  • 19 January 2017

    The Activity Catalogue for Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings, World Vision International

    Resources

    Invited reviewer, The Activity Catalogue for Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings, World Vision International.
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  • 31 August 2017

    What’s Your Story

    Lama Majaj in Tusitala: Bringing stories #everywhere (August 31, 2017).
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  • 01 January 2018

    Tapestries of resilience: An arts-based approach to enhancing the resilience of World Vision’s humanitarian staff

    Publications

    Ma, L. M., & Penner, C. M. (2018). Tapestries of resilience: An arts-based approach to enhancing the resilience of World Vision’s humanitarian staff. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 9(2), 237-251.
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  • 18 March 2019

    Beyond the Classroom with Lama

    Interview

    Beyond the Classroom with Lama (Extraordinary People), Flying Cape: Learning it Smarter (18 March 2019). 
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  • 13 September 2019

    An Art Therapist’s Calling: Clinician, Artist, Researcher group art exhibition

    Art Exhibition

    Art Therapists’ Association Singapore with exhibition at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Library, with collaboration by the MA Art Therapy programme and the Ngee Ann Kongsi Library, LASALLE College of the Arts; Singapore (13 September–11 October 2019). 
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  • 01 April 2020

    COVID-19

    The Story of Tim Illustration artist, COVID-19: The Story of Tim – Ep 1: A Story About Resilience, Extra•Ordinary People Limited.
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  • 29 May 2020

    Embodied Intelligence

    COVID-19: Community Webinar Series Your Body is Your Medicine - Finding Your Center and Clarity, Ep 1: Community Webinar Series, Extra•Ordinary People Limited (29 May 2020).
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    Your Body is Your Guide - Be Guided By Your Heart's Intelligence, Ep 2: Community Webinar Series, Extra•Ordinary People Limited (5 June 2020).
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    Your Body is Your Temple - Finding Inspiration, Gratitude and Hope, Ep 3: Community Webinar Series, Extra•Ordinary People Limited (12 June 2020).
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  • 24 October 2020

    Ancient Wisdom, Ritual and Embodiment

    Webinar

    Ancient Wisdom, Ritual and Embodiment: Toward a Conscious Creative Arts Education and Therapies Approach
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