Language and Trauma
DATE / TIME
2 Nov, Sat
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
VENUENational Gallery Singapore, Rooftop Studios 1 - 4
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This session is in English
At the point where physical and psychological protections are breached, can language function as a kind of therapy or bridge? Join two writers and a psychologist as they discuss if language can ever be a sufficient tool through which we address trauma.
Rani Pramesti is a proud Chinese-Javanese-Indonesian woman living and creating on Kulin Country (Melbourne, Australia). As a storyteller, Rani revels in the interface of social justice and digital innovation. Rani P Collaborations inspires conversations, self-reflection, and intercultural exchange through transformative storytelling experiences.
Photo credit: Leah Jing McIntosh
New Zealand - Singapore
Linda Collins has an MA in Creative Writing. Journals in which her work appears include Cordite Review and The Fib Review. With her late daughter, Victoria McLeod, she has poetry forthcoming in Voicing Suicide (Ekstasis Editions, Canada). Her memoir, Loss Adjustment, is published by Ethos Books Singapore. She copyedits for The Straits Times.
Photo credit: Malcolm Mc Leod
Lynn Soh is a Senior Principal Psychologist and Assistant Project Head at the Psychosocial Trauma Support Service (PTSS) at KK Women's and Children's Hospital. She is also a trainer and consultant in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT) and crisis support programmes for children and youth. Lynn's reflective approach incorporates psychodynamic and person-centred therapies. She is especially interested in how authentic human connection, community and safe spaces are integral for healing. When she is not busy helping others, you'll find her sleeping past noon or being out in the sun.