Singapore Mental Health Film Festival 2019 | WORKSHOP: Sew What?


Sew What?
by Rosie McGowan

Sew What explores our feelings and responses to who we are and what happens if that all goes a bit wrong sometimes. No sewing experience necessary!

Sewing is a very present-based activity - as participants sew and create their pieces, they will be gently guided to notice their feelings and what comes up for them as they create pieces that are extensions of themselves. They will also be supported in noticing what helps keep them grounded and focused - these mindfulness based practices increase people's emotional and mental resiliency and bring about a heightened awareness of them.

What to bring
Yourself and an open mind.

Maximum number of participants

About Rosie McGowan
Rosie comes from an extensive history of working with young people using drama and theatre to explore potentially difficult and sensitive youth-related themes and issues. She has a masters in applied theatre and a masters in counselling and often combines her knowledge of these two fields throughout her practice.

As a freelance applied theatre practitioner, facilitator and educator, Rosie has recently designed and conducted workshops about the impact of sexual assault on survivors. She has also designed projects in two Singapore halfway houses – the Community Rehabilitation Centre, and The Turning Point.

As a counsellor, Rosie specialises in addiction and trauma- working with various addictions, as well as family members of addicts and trauma survivors.

As a theatre practitioner, Rosie has acted in The Crucible (Toy Factory Productions); Mind Map of Love, sold-out runs of The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband and Ragnarok (Skinned Knee Productions); and dramaturg on Edith Podesta’s commissioned production, Leda and The Rage (The Esplanade).


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  • Registration closes 11:55pm on 17 February, 2019. Any cancellations must be made before this cut-off date and time.
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