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 in 2006.
Since childhood I have enjoyed 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.
In Art Therapy we are looking to find the root of the problem, not only treat the symptoms. We are accessing the unconscious mind as a source of well-being and transformation.
I often hear clients say at first: 'All sounds great, but I can't draw and I am not creative', and after their session or coming to a workshop everyone beams of creativity - something has been re-discovered.
Observing children, I believe they still have the 'knowing' which many of us adults have forgotten about. Children draw, paint and play joyfully, using their creativity without questioning. As Adults we are invited to re-learn to tap into this creativity and to experience the fulfillment of being in the moment as well as opening pathways for deep healing.
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 colours 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.'