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Benefits of studying community art counselling
Community Building Community art counseling can foster a sense of belonging and connection among participants. Engaging in creative activities together promotes a supportive and collaborative environment. Expression and Communication Art provides a non-verbal form of expression, allowing individuals to communicate thoughts, emotions, and experiences that may be challenging to express verbally. This can be particularly […]
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Our objectives in the after-school programme
Read about our after-school programmes, where our mission is to provide a secure and supportive environment for children to thrive. From cultivating artistic skills and encouraging self-expression to promoting emotional well-being, our program is designed to nurture every aspect of a child's development. Join us in fostering a community of creativity, communication, and holistic well-being. […]
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How to help us
Are you ready to make a real and lasting impact on the lives of individuals in need? Lefika La Phodiso, a registered Public Benefit Organization (PBO) and we can supply a Section 18A certificate for tax purposes for all donations. If you want to support our organisation, please reach out to us at 065 094 […]
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The Benefits of Self-Care as a Routine: Nurturing Your Well-Being
In our fast-paced, demanding world, where responsibilities and commitments often seem to multiply endlessly, the importance of self-care as a routine cannot be overstated. This integrated practice offers a sanctuary of balance, well-being, and personal growth amid the chaos of modern life. Let's delve into the profound benefits it brings and how it can be […]
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10 benefits of art journaling: A journey to wellness
In a world often filled with stress, anxiety, and uncertainty, it's essential to find healthy and creative outlets to cope with life's challenges. Art journaling, a unique fusion of visual art and personal diary, has emerged as a powerful means of self-expression and healing. This transformative practice offers a myriad of benefits that extend far […]
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Art of Visual Journaling as a Routine Self-Care Practice for Enhanced Mental Wellness
In our quest for mental wellness and self-care, the art of visual journaling stands as a powerful and transformative practice. Incorporating this creative outlet into your daily or weekly routine can yield a wealth of benefits that contribute significantly to your mental well-being. Let's explore how visual journaling, as a routine self-care practice, can support […]
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Lefika documentary
We are thrilled with this short documentary about Lefika and our work. Please watch and share.
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Listening to the voices of our young people
The Creativity Together collaboration project with Clowns Without Borders South Africa is well underway and moving into its penultimate sessions with a group of children at Lefika. It has been both an exciting and challenging project. This project aimed to engage collaboratively amongst organisations, facilitators and the group of selected children (aged 12-13), to better […]
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The Trinity Session Open Day
Lefika partnered with The Trinity Sessions on their Open Day event at the Tipper in Orchards. Our Volunteens facilitated a workshop creating land art - we made jewellery from nature, used mud and chalk paint, created a leaf curtain and had lots of fun. Landscape art was opened with a lovely drumming session with Paul […]
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Community art counselling newsletter
We've launched our first community art counselling newsletter — read what our students are saying about the course.
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Upcoming community art counselling training (40 CPDs)
Lefika La Phodiso’s community art counselling course is now accredited for a total of 40 CPDs for psychologists, arts therapists and registered counsellors. You can do all eight modules (40 CPDs) or you can choose to do one or more modules for 5 CPDs each. This unique training developed by art therapist, Dr Hayley Berman, […]
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Community art counselling bursaries
We have many students who have signed up for our 2022 community art counselling training who cannot afford the cost of the course. Sifiso Suntsha is one of the applicants who requires a bursary. Watch the video to find out more about Sifiso and why he should be doing the training. Please support us by […]
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