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Expressive Art Therapy


50 per session - Virtual OK - Posted Sep 27, 2021

We will work with a theme that is present in your life and apply the Life/Art process into our work. Life/Art process invites us to bring a life story into the process of art making. We will approach the theme/metaphor in your life using expressive art therapy techniques such as movement, drawing, writing, sound, and theater. The Life/Art process modality believes that the person already has resources and uses techniques of symbology rather than analytical therapy modalities. I am excited to be a bridge between your subconscious and witnessing self :)

How a session might look like:
- Identifying a challenge that is present in your life
- Expressing this challenge by connecting with the subconscious through art
- Finding a resource that can support you during this challenge
- Expressing this resource through art
- Transforming the challenge by releasing it's hold and gaining new perspectives

- In the end of the session you will have 2 drawings, writings, and new insights.

- Just willingness! No experience with drawing, movement, or writing is necessary. The modality is rooted in the belief that "Everybody can dance, write, and draw!" and our task is to explore your unique expression.

Our session will be inspired by the element of spontaneity and improv, so be prepared for surprises! :) Mistakes don't exist, all parts of you are welcome.

Training & Qualifications

I am a certified Movement based Expressive Art Therapy student at Tamalpa Institute, studying Level 2 Embodied Leadership. I combine my studies of Mayan Abdominal Massage, Breath work, Reiki (level 2 student), Jungian Psychology, and rituals.

Availability & Preferences

I'm usually free during the weekdays.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Damla

Jorge received hour of Turkish Language from Damla
Oct 13, 2021
Dámela provided a clear audio clip In her native Turkish lenguaje that sounds great according to the given instructions.
Kathy provided session of ADHD Insight for Damla
Nov 21, 2018
Damla has been great to work with. She is keen to learn new things that can be applied to her life.
Miriam provided unit of Be Stress-Free with Reflexology for Damla
Aug 16, 2018
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Lída received visit of FREE SFMOMA Ticket & Guidance from Damla
Aug 02, 2018
Thanks again!
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Jul 30, 2018
Thank you!
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Inactive User provided unit of Healthy Skin Consult for Damla
Jul 23, 2018
Damla is awesome!! She's sweet and easy to work with. Best of luck and thank you!!
Cheryle provided unit of New Street Art Burst for Damla
Jul 13, 2018
Thank you for sharing in my passion! xx
Cassandra provided Help with Happiness Project for Damla
Jul 12, 2018
Interesting set of questions :)
Pasquale provided Help with Happiness Project for Damla
Jul 08, 2018
Damla is always amazing to work with. She is kind, smart, very conscious of others and her questions were very interesting to answer to. It's always a... pleasure to connect with more
Jun 30, 2018
Good work.


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About Damla Ari

I am originally from Istanbul, and came to U.S. to study. After school, I moved to New York, then to San Francisco, and now I live in Guatemala on the lands of Mayans. Random bits about me: I am with whales I believe that art can heal the world show more

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