Published By: 
Gomantak Times
Dated On: 
10th September 2023


By Perin Ilavia

Carpe Diem Art Centre, Majorda, is organising ‘An Introductory Talk on Art Therapy’ on Sept 10, 2023. Educator and Art Therapist, Poonam Augustine will conduct the session.

Art therapy is a medium of expression, whose primary objective is to alleviate stress, and boost self-esteem while dealing with mental, emotional and social issues. Through therapy sessions using art, individuals are guided to communicate and elucidate thoughts and emotions of particular traumatic experiences that are challenging to verbalise.

About Poonam Augustine

Poonam Bedi Augustine, started her 28-year career in advertising, as a Creative Director with J Walter Thomson. However, her passion for teaching led to the academic field, and she did a course of specialised training in Art Therapy from the British Association of Art Therapists, UK, with an emphasis on a holistic approach.

Poonam has conducted workshops for various companies and has worked with International School, Kunskapsskolan (a Swedish school) and Paras International in Gurgaon. She’s a pioneer in the field of focusing on diverse art forms, curriculum development lessons and planning students’ evaluations.

Her clients can use any art materials like paint, clay, pastels, either have a private session or group session, making art and talking alongside. It’s non-regimental. These one-and-half hour sessions begin with her introducing herself, and then guiding participants to the structure of the sessions.

“It’s not about aesthetically pleasing artwork. The focus is on psychological benefits, the sessions are conducted in a supportive and confidential environment while exploring their feelings and thoughts through art,” says Poonam.


Poonam explains that, as an art therapist, she interprets the art work through the use of colour, strokes and subject matter, and helps clients gain insight into their conflicts, and attain deeper self-sense, by approaching a councillor and it becomes a one-on-one session. Kids with autism, severe depression, young and older adults with various issues have benefited through the therapy.

WHERE: Carpe Diem Art Centre, Majorda

WHEN: Sunday, Sept 10, 2023

TIMINGS: 5 pm to 6 pm


CONTACT: +91 88888 62462