A research paper (PDF file) by Mr. Djohan Salim who is a member of Forum-7
THROUGH AND WITH ART: STRENGTHENING TRUST AND
SELF-EMPOWERING PROCESS OF
YOGYAKARTA EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS
(A PRELIMINARY STUDY)
Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta
|This paper aims to illustrate the contribution of art in the strengthening trust and self-empowerment of earthquake survivors from my personal reflection. A central concept that has emerged in my observations is from the performance of the guyon maton group, which entertains the survivors and gamelan music making for the Forum-7 group. Generally, I have identified that the activities both groups indirectly has intervene the areas of psychosocial needs of the survivors. The technique repertoire most commonly used in the creative arts therapies such as drama-therapy and music-therapy. They guided by the aim to regain use of artistic processes for emotional well being by the empowerment process.
Keywords: self-empowerment, psychosocial, drama therapy, music therapy