Indian Art and Design Educators Association conducted an interactive workshop with expressive arts based therapist Pavithra Chari.
Pavithra Chari is a vocalist, composer and a UNESCO certiﬁed Expressive Arts based therapist and works with diﬀerent communities to address sexual assault, trauma, life-skills, mental health, wellbeing, and self awareness through visual arts, music, dance, and body movement. She has worked with the Arrow Foundation for women (Malaysia), Ark Schools, Mirambika, Sri Aurobindo College of Arts and Communication, The American Embassy, Teamwork Arts, as an expressive arts based therapist and facilitator. Pavithra currently leads the Music Basti program under Enabling Leadership Foundation, a not-for-proﬁt but for-purpose organisation.
Expressive Arts Therapy integrates different artforms to promote self awareness, emotional growth, introspection and reflection. This multi-arts approach to psychotherapy involves music, theater, poetry, movement dance, among many artforms – as a therapeutic tool to initiate growth and change in children and adults. We invite art educators to participate in this introductory session of Expressive Arts Therapy online.
During this interactive session, the facilitator dove into the world of expressive arts based therapy with a focus on visual arts for school educators.