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Vanessa van Schepenseel qualified with a BA in Art Therapy in Leiden, The Netherlands in 2006. She has a unique position with her degree, which enables her to work with individuals as well as companies and organisational structures. Her degree is based on the Anthroposophical philosophy. Within Anthroposophy, the developing stages of the individual or organisation are taken into consideration to arrive at the current imbalance. Thinking, emotions and will power are the three main properties that help focus this process of observations and lead to tailored artistic interventions which will be developed to benefit the individual and organisation. These interventions can be directive and active or passive and have a lasting impact.
Vanessa has over 10 years of freelance experience, working within the therapeutic arts in education, community settings and organisational structures. She has always been interested in the influence art and its creation has on people. The positive experience art has on individuals, has shown to indirectly affect others around them. Over the last few years, this ‘domino effect’ has been an interest of hers. The notable impact on resilience, cope with change and the ability to regulate emotions is key to my practice within AYA.