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

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  • You & I

    These words honour the sacred journey between client & therapist. Individually in a pilgrimage for realising what matters. Each lending a hand and being alongside the other. When I stayed connected to my feeling, you did too, As you expressed your difficulties, I found ways of being with mine..When I tended to myself, you permitted… Continue reading

  • The lure of the unknown

    Being with uncertainty is not for the faint-hearted,Our brain wants to know & plan, ever so calculated. Body interferes with fidgets & ickiness,Sensations range from numbness and fizzy to flightiness. Every pore of the body wants to return to the familiar,Predictability is the human superpower; it rests on the borders. Scanning for a way out… Continue reading

  • What I learnt from you – An ode to my clients @2021

    Every year, I reflect on what I have learnt by being with my clients. I have recognised that no course that can teach me the subtle art of relational safety & trust. I have to understand by listening and attending to the unspoken between us. I use the keywords from what I hear to construct… Continue reading

  • Kindness is a superpower

    I recently read the quote by #Rachel Naomi Remen and it touched me deeply. I wanted to explore it in an embodied sense. These words emerged from somewhere unknown. They spoke to me and I penned them down. “The places in which we are seen and heard are holy places. They remind us of our… Continue reading

  • Embodied Role Reversing

    In times like now, when our differences are dominant, how does one seek harmony? Reversing roles, a beautiful tool in #Psychodrama is one way to be in the shoe of another, long enough for embodied empathy. Being on the periphery is a heartache,There is nowhere to hide; NADA breaks. Repeatedly, reminders with words such as… Continue reading

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