Arts & Mental Health Festival

Mana and Tapu

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17 Nov 2020


20:00 - 21:00

Mana and Tapu

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Fairy tales spark an interest in us from a young age, and teach us of excitement and adventure. This leaves us with a desire for certain aspects of life; for example, courage, confidence, and, of course fantasy. Fairy tales teach children vital lessons. Take confidence, for example.  We learn to have confidence because there is always a solution, no matter how hopeless the situation may seem. Fairy tales teach us how important it is to listen to our inner voice and to follow intuition.

Without fairy tales, we would not have this priceless testimony of what has always moved people all over the world. The longing for redemption is part of this; for liberation from a spell of evil. Fairy tales convey a universal idea of ​​morality- that it is not only proper to be considerate and helpful, but that it is also worthwhile.

In this session, Vanessa will present a modern fairy tale for adults: Mana and Tapu. This story aims to convey the biggest message of all: that there is nothing sadder than to find no meaning in one’s existence, and nothing more comforting than the fact that everyone has their own role in this adventure, which is called life, and is sometimes like a fairy tale.



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  • Vanessa Murri
    Vanessa Murri
    Clinical Psychologist

    Born in Berlin, this was where Vanessa developed a deep interest in cultural diversity and people’s interactions. Vanessa then moved to the South of France for her studies in this area.

    During her practical work, Vanessa dealt with both verbal and non-verbal language, a range of emotions and feelings, and with the philosophy of helping people gain a new perspective of themselves.
    Returning to Berlin after her studies, Vanessa now works as a clinical psychologist at Stillpoint Spaces and focusses on the healing effect that artistic and cultural projects have on individual expression.

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 17 Nov 2020
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:00