Zuzana Nápravová

Mgr. Zuzana Nápravová (*1984) is a Teacher of Art, Psychotherapist and Art Therapist working in Prague. She recieved her Master’s degree in Art Education at Charles Universtity in Prague. During her studies she spent a few months at the Faculty of Art and Design (Art Education) in Finland, Rovaniemi. She has strengthened her education by attending a two year course in Artefietics and Art Therapy (lead by PhDr. Mariana Štefančíková, Ph.D. and Mgr. Jan Bažant) and a two year course in Art Therapy for groups (Dipl. KT Beate Albrich). She worked as an art educationalist for 6 years at non-profit organisation “Letní dům”, that focuses on children and youth with under institutional. Since 2013 she has primarily been focusing on organising and leading self-exploratory Art Therapy workshops for groups. She started to work as a private Psychotherapist after finishing her Psychotherapist Training in Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (slea.cz). She is a member of Czech Association for Arttherapy and member of Society of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis. Learn more about her endeavors at zuzananapravova.cz.

Abstract of workshop: TOUCHING SELF THROUGH COLOURS

How are we in touch with ourselves and what inner dialogues do we lead? How do we affect others and how do we communicate with them? To be in good relations with others, and to respect them, we need to, firstly, respect ourselves. The path to self-respect is a journey in which we get to know ourselves better – to get in touch with our inner self. We will pursue this goal through large format paper canvas, and selected painting technique. We will be TOUCHING places hidden deep inside our psyche, as well as on the surface of our bodies with colours and thought. Instead of brushes we will use our hands, fingers and palms as tools of our creation and cognition. During this process we will be figuring out if we want to, and even are able to, start interactions with others. All that with respect, depth and even joy.