Expressive Arts Therapy
Rupa provides Culturally Competent Counselling and Arts Psychotherapy for individuals and groups to cope with life adversities and manage mental health conditions.
Sometimes on life's journey, many individuals experience adversities or find themselves experiencing mental ill health. We provide individual and group art therapy as an intervention strategy to help individuals navigate adversities and cope with mental ill health.
Art therapy is a therapeutic intervention that uses psychotherapeutic techniques and creative processes to facilitate healing and improve well-being. Art therapy as a practice helps express emotions, feelings, and thoughts without relying solely on the power of words.
Together let us create a space - where you longer have to 'Just Ignore' and can 'Safely Explore' your well-being through art in our art therapy groups in Sydney.
Art can create alternate languages and symbolic expressions with stories of belonging and connection.
Art therapy is a therapeutic technique that integrates psychotherapy and creative process to enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being. It is based on the idea that tapping into our creativity by engaging in self-expression can help us gain mental clarity, explore our emotions, develop self-awareness and promote our well-being. As the emphasis is on the creative process of self-expression, no special artistic ability or talent is required.
The intention of art-making in art therapy courses is playful experimentation with self-expression without having any concerns about achieving perfection.
Are you seeking to connect with your inner creativity?
We help individuals (11 yrs.+) cope with various life issues like academic stress, diagnosed anxiety or depression. We also work with individuals on the spectrum and provide coping strategies to deal with family separation, problems of identity and acculturation, improving communication, and coping with loss. Mindkshetra is invested in supporting individuals through their vulnerable times, focusing on cultivating mental wellness with our art therapy for anxiety and depression.
Working in groups is a great way to develop connections through shared experiences.
Group art therapy helps participants to:
- Fosters connection.
- Gain a new perspective and enhance a sense of hope.
- Helps build a support network.
- Helps normalise experiences.
- It provides an opportunity to learn new coping strategies from others.
- Helps foster a sense of belonging and alleviates the stress of going through things alone.
Teens and Adults (Individual Therapy consultations) 1:1
We offer 1:1 Art Therapy and Counselling Consultations for Teens (11+ years) of all genders.
We offer group art therapy interventions for families and couples.
As an approved NDIS provider, Mindkshetra offers individual appointments and group art therapy sessions for NDIS participants.
How NDIS Works with Art Therapy
Mindkshetra accepts self-referrals and referrals from General Practitioners, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, NDIS plan managers, NDIS coordinators, Art Therapists and other Allied Health Professionals within Greater Sydney Area to provide art therapy for NDIS clients.
In our initial meeting, Rupa works on understanding the client’s goals and plans and charts a service agreement to suit specific client needs. Some goals we can help with are capacity building, improving social skills, improved relationships, confidence building, community participation, and managing well-being.
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"The Mindkshetra workshop allowed me to better understand myself as well as begin a journey of self discovery by creating a vision board. I was able to create a visual representation of myself and where I wanted to be in the future. Coming into the session I was nervous not knowing what to expect, never having experienced art therapy before. However, when I came into the workshop I immediately felt at ease by the created warm and safe environment. Rupa is kind, genuine and empathetic, and provided ongoing support throughout the session. Art therapy has been a beautiful way to express myself and I would highly recommend Mindkshetra."
"As soon as I arrived at the Mindkshetra studio I could feel a sense of relaxed yet uplifting vibe. It was my first time attending and meeting Rupa and I felt understood and validated without judgement as she is warm and can put herself in your shoes. Even more, being there was a joyful experience of being in the present moment while doing some art where there were no rules but just a reflection of what I wanted to do. I left the workshop feeling more at peace, knowing better who I am and feeling like I have found a safe space for exploring who I want to be through creative ways."
"Love everything that Rupa does. The session we had opened up aspects of life where we could use creativity rather than keeping it mundane. I appreciate her efforts of add art in a form that I have never seen before. Thank you so much and highly recommend her."