Who are we ?

Prajñādhara is a division of Snehadhara Foundation (SF) , a registered non-profit organization based in Bangalore.  SF is the only organisation in the country that works using Arts Based Therapy as a primary methodology in working with children and adults with disabilities.

The ambit of Snehadhara’s mission encompasses working with children across disabilities and across age groups using the Arts (Direct Care); co-creation of empathetic learning spaces in schools, colleges, corporates and the community (impART); as well as certification for Arts Based Therapy to construct a facilitation model for learning and inclusion (Prajnadhara).

Prajñā means wisdom and translates into realizing or perceiving the true nature of reality; seeing things as they are, not as they appear. The twin goals of Prajñādhara are Arts Based Therapy (ABT) Certification and Study of the Mind.

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The two pillars for developing secular ethics are: to embrace our common humanity, including everyone’s desire to avoid suffering and to be happy; and, to understand the importance of interdependence with others. The value to individuals and society as a whole cannot be underestimated. It is through such values that we gain a sense of connection with others, and it is by moving beyond narrow self-interest that we find meaning, purpose, and satisfaction in life.

– Dalai Lama – Beyond Religion

Unique Features of our ABT course

Snehadhara Foundation is the only organisation in the country that uses Arts Based Therapy as the primary methodology for working with children and adults with disabilities.
The basis of this course lies in Indian Psychology and Ethics, Studies of Human Development and Cognitive Neurosciences.
Course trainers, Gitanjali Sarangan and Sumathi Ramjee have been certified as ABT Educators by the WCCL Foundation, Pune, India.
The ABT educators of the course are recipients of the Millennium Alliance Grant and have trained educators, therapists and psychologists and educators in organizations across the country.
Supervisors to the course are all accredited teachers of ABT or senior registered ABT practitioners.

A glimpse of what Prajnadhara Offers

If you are interested in applying for the ABT Certificate course, please contact us below

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