Fawzia is a fully insured HCPC and BAAT accredited Art Psychotherapist, creative healer and artist. She has more than ten years experience of working in the community and the arts as healing. She has worked in diverse settings, including refugee camps, palliative care, education and domestic and sexual violence.
She is a practicing Tibetan Buddhist under the guidance of Chamtrul Rinpoche, a recognised master within the Nyingma tradition.
Fawzia is committed in facilitating and holding a safe and non-judgmental space for everyone who is interested in connecting to their own creative source, heart wisdom and life force within.
Fawzia’s own life journey has opened her heart wider and made her more compassionate towards the suffering of every being. Her various relationships (friends, family, lovers, strangers), her various training in formal educational settings (MA in Visual Anthropology, MA in Art Psychotherapy) as well as learning from Sufi teachers, recognised and precious Shamans and Buddhist teachers has brought her to the realisation of the importance of sharing her skills and her love by connecting heart to heart so everyone can step into their fullest potential. Her sessions are usually tailored to the needs and process of each person. We are all different and she finds Beauty in recognizing each unique’s pace and rhythm.
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” (Pema Chödrön)
We have been priviliged to witness your tireless work with our women, who after all these months are your women too. Your passion, dedication and professionalism have created an oasis in the middle of many deserts for the hearts and lives of every woman you worked with during these months. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for giving yourself so selflessly to our cause.” (Latin American Woman’s Aid – LAWA)
“Working with contemporary art with people of all ages can sometimes be a little tricky however working with artist and art therapist like Fawzia Afifi really changes the approach. When I worked with her at Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) she delivered some great art sessions with secondary school students. She created a safe environment where they could express their thinking and emotions without feeling judged. It was a great pleasure for me to work with Fawzia as she brought sensitivity, fun and creativity to the groups she worked with“. (Teresa Cisneros, co-director Agency for Agency and ex-Education Curator at Iniva)
For more information on what Fawzia offers, please visit www.prajna.space