Musings of an expressive arts therapist, Psychodrama director and Somatic Practitioner

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What I learnt from you – An ode to my clients – 2022

Here is a poetic representation of what being with clients in 2023

To be chosen to walk alongside as you tread decisively to reclaim,
Bravely returning into adverse inner experiencing many to detail.

Integration journey, kindling compassion and kindness for the self,
Trusting the instincts of the body, completing impulses previously shelved.

Forming relational spaces is an uphill task; learning to lean safely again,
Dipping into resources one toe at a time, trusting, wishing it never renders pain.

Allowing the moments of frustration, confusion and grief to be met with tenderness,
Remembering to ease the body, attending and being alive to the breathlessness

Seeking the soft tones and vocal textures that matter in times of zero respite,
Acknowledging, reaching and being with ourselves when all others bite.

Celebrating the victories in the shifts and changes that occur on the way
Being spaciously present at the moment and letting the body play.

Go well, dear ones; know that I treasure this sacred journey,
It’s precious when synchronicities occur, and my life feels worth it.

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About Me

Namaste, I am Jaya, a culturally attuned, neurobiology-oriented, Melbourne (Naarm) based Expressive arts therapist, Psychodramatist & Somatic Practitioner. I have learnt over a decade of practice that trust, safety, and unconditional positive regard are the sacred grounds for shaping the therapeutic process. Unearthing somatic wisdom, self-compassion, and imagination equips us to befriend our inner world and readies us for change. I am committed to trauma-informed care, affirmative and inclusive approaches. Look me up here


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