Hi, my name is Denise.
Alma Art and Therapy is a place to reconnect, create and transform.
Originally from Switzerland, I have moved to Adelaide fourteen years ago.
Since childhood I love sitting on the floor drawing or painting, I am in bliss when I am in nature surrounded by trees and riding my bike and ever since I had a sense that I wanted to help people in some way.
Over twenty years of working as a Nurse and a Therapist I have seen many people in dis-ease.
Working as a nurse in the hospital system gave me a firm appreciation of verifiable, scientific data. However, I saw that there is something fundamentally missing. There is a need for deeper, more personalized healing.
Research is catching up of knowledge that has been around for centuries. For example, regular Art Making has been scientifically proven to create changes in brain/body functioning by creating new connections between the two brain hemispheres. Quantum Physics has proven that we are all connected- everything within and around us!
Many of us are feeling tired, stressed, sad, angry and have a sense of disconnection, confusion, pain, a feeling of being lost or blocked. Some of these feelings can lead us to experiencing anxiety, addiction and/or depression.
To 'find' healing, peace and fulfillment, I believe it is time to see who we truly are.
Who are we? We are already whole and perfect- at all times; but we have forgotten about this and we are looking for healing outside of us.
Being a mother has taught me some of the most important lessons in my life. Observing children, I believe they still have the 'knowing' which most of us adults have forgotten about. Children are playing joyfully, using their creativity without questioning and are happy in the present moment. As Adults we are invited to re-learn how to play and how to be fulfilled in the moment.
Holistic healing is slowly been integrated into our health system here in Australia and I am excited to see many people looking for and finding deeper answers and taking responsibility for their own health and life.
Alma Art and Therapy acknowledges each person individually, embracing Body, Mind and Soul, strengthening and encouraging us on our paths.
Art Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release and Massage are gentle and safe therapies which can assist in reconnecting us to who we truly are; activating the ability to 'self-healing', returning to feelings of joy and clarity, bringing flow and ease back into our lives.
May your beautiful light and your colours of love shine brightly in this world.
Dip. Art Therapy (AUS)
Dip. Remedial Massage (AUS)
Craniosacral Therapy & Myofascial Release Level 1-4 (AUS)
Nurse, Dip. Pflegefachfrau (CH)
'Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.'