Joyce holds an International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights from the World Health Organization and India Law Society. She serves as a director for Autism Hearts Foundation, an international non-profit organization advocating for individuals with autism worldwide. She earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern California and was inducted to the Phi Alpha Honor Society.
She is Behavioral Therapist under the San Francisco Department of Public Health, counseling, researching and implementing evidence-based practices for individuals and groups experiencing severe mental health challenges. She also runs programs for seniors and WWII veterans, while teaching parenting courses for immigrants. She was trained and certified by the National Council of Behavioral Health team of Maryland to teach Mental Health First Aid in order to fulfill her passion to eradicate mental health stigma by promoting mental health literacy. She sits on the San Francisco Police Department-Asian Pacific Islander Forum (SFPD-API) to advocate for the safety of Asians and Pacific Islanders in San Francisco.
She has appeared in several talk shows as a resource to discuss mental health issues in the Global Filipino American community. She holds a certificate (CZT #27) awarded by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, founders of Zentangle ®, and uses it in her practice as a meditative art method as coping skill to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. She facilitates Zentangle method in clinical, non-profit organizations, schools, church, and community settings as a stress reduction tool. In corporate settings, she uses this as mindfulness, stress reduction technique, and team building activity for management as well as employees.
In September 2019, she launched TAG (Tulong/Triage, Alalay/Assist, Gabay/Guide), a crisis intermediary mental health education curriculum to teach grassroots how to identify and mediate mental health disorders in the Philippines to fill in mental health gaps in the Philippines. This was done in partnership with QURE Healthcare and Department of Health Philippines. TAG is currently imbedded in the mental health program required by law and approved by Congress to be disseminated in all sectors of the country including Department of Labor, Department of Education, Social Welfare, and Local Government Units.
This summer, she and her 16 year old son launched Mindlessly Mindful using the Zentangle® method as a mindfulness activity, and social connection platform in response to COVID-19 pandemic that has forced communities to close and individuals to shelter in place.
Hi, my name is Miles Diloy. I’m 16 years old and a rising Junior. This summer, my mom and I are partnering to share the benefits of meditative art through the Zentangle® method. I am amazed to see how these classes have helped our participants relax, focus, and feel calmed by simply drawing repetitive patterns that turn into beautiful art. I enjoy watching some who are even shocked that they can create something nice!
Through Mindlessly Mindful, we want to share the experience of reducing stress and isolation people tend to feel especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. My mom can guide us with a short breathing exercise to set a calm and grateful mindspace, then instruct us to draw repetitive lines and patterns that are mindlessly mindful. Personally, practicing meditative art has brought me a sense of calm when I am stressed in school. I am grateful that I can take this journey with my mom as we share this gift of art and peace with you. Thank you for visiting our website.
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