Prajñādhara is a division of Snehadhara Foundation that looks at learning and practice for all. The twin goals of Prajñādhara are the Arts Based Therapy (ABT) Certification Course and the Study of the Mind series.

Arts Based Therapy (ABT) certificate course is a nine-month part time course for therapists, social workers, caregivers, educators, special educators, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists professionals, and doctors.

The dynamic combination of traditional and modern artistic material, with an interdisciplinary basis of Indian Psychology, Philosophy and Modern Science makes ABT a viable and meaningful therapeutic practice.

The Study of the Mind series brings to you: :

1. Teachings from Masters in the field of Indian Mind Traditions.

2. Pradnya Smriti , an 8 session program on ‘Wisdom based Mindfulness’.

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.

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

Arts Based Therapy Certificate Course (2020-2021)

Arts Based Therapy Certificate Course
(2020-2021)

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.

Arts Based Therapy was developed by Ms. Asha Balsara, Mr. Zubin Balsara, Mr. Aanand Chabukswar and Ms.Deborah Daniel under the aegis of WCCL Foundation, Pune , India in 2001.

The basis of this course lies in Indian Psychology and Ethics, Studies of Human Development and Cognitive Neurosciences. The course uses WCCL Foundation’s textbooks.

Course trainers, Gitanjali Sarangan and Sumathi Ramjee  are ABT Educators with Permission to Teach from WCCLF. They are also ABT Practitioners and ABT Guides trained from WCCL Foundation. 

The faculty 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.

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ABT Certificate Course 2018-2019

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