Anand offers a free 30 minute consultation via online or phone.

All is welcome and Anand will meet you where you are at, in this moment of your journey. Together you can pause and discuss what concerns you might want to address, answer any questions about art therapy, or see if you resonate with Anand’s approach to therapy. Anand cherishes the value of the therapeutic relationship. He believes it has a sacred place in co-creating a safe and non-judgemental space where collaboratively, the experience and wisdom of your creativity is explored.

(416) 700-9004
anand@artma.ca

What Is ARTMA

Welcome to my private practice. My name is Anand and I am the founder of ARTMA. Atma is the pronunciation of an ancient word (Atman) which means inner-self and breath. ARTMA is an acronym and brand for Art Therapy and Mindfulness with Anand. It is a metaphor for Atma, as the essence of my practice is mindfully facilitating psychotherapy and art therapy as a pathway to our inner-self through creative wisdom.

``Art Therapists endorse the idea that the process of making art is inherently therapeutic and takes into consideration thoughts, feelings, behaviours and spirituality within the counselling process. Art Therapy can be used to explore issues of relationships, family, loss, life transitions, abuse, and development``(Ontario Art Therapy Association, 2021).

Has a natural harmony with art therapy. Grounding and awareness to breath exercises are integrated in sessions. Studies show benefits of mindfulness include dealing with stress, anxiety rumination, emotional regulation and building resilience.

As an advocate for art therapy, I designed CreativeJourney™. It is an 8 session individual workshop and invitation to explore your creative wisdom without identifying an issue or area of concern to address. Explore art therapy and the fertile ground it can provide in your life towards empowerment.

An innovative workplace art therapy and mindfulness workshop whereby employees experience art therapy and mindfulness to develop a positive relationship with workplace stress. Art invitations are designed on Canadian evidence based workplace stressors.

What Is Art Therapy

“Art therapy combines the creative process and psychotherapy, facilitating self-exploration and understanding. Using imagery, colour and shape as part of this creative therapeutic process, thoughts and feelings can be expressed that would otherwise be difficult to articulate” (Canadian Art Therapy Association, 2021).
How does it work? Along with traditional talk therapy, we can invite create moments inspired by themes that arise or concerns you would like to explore. This can enrich the experience of therapy and bring a fresh perspective.
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Anand Jaggernauth

Pronouns: he/him.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Art Therapist (Thesis Pending), SoulCollage® Facilitator, BSc.

I am an advocate for my clients and genuinely passionate about being a therapist. I take a trauma informed approach and my pillars of practice are grounded in being person-centered, collaborative and anti-oppressive. I value the aspect of relationship and relational theory. My practice is diverse and draws from narrative therapy, strength and solutions based, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), emotion focused, mindfulness and compassion. My warm and intuitive presence alongside my clients, empowers them to lead the way and ultimately find what works best and resonates with their true self. I invite a gentle curiosity and open ended inquiry that welcomes possibility and hope.

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    "When we are unconscious of how we affect each other, we are more likely to cause harm. However, when non-harming is at the forefront of our awareness, it becomes an anchor, a way of reminding us, moment to moment, pay attention - to live mindfully"

    Ruth King