WHO WE ARE

The South African National Arts Therapies Association, SANATA,
is the professional association that represents the interests of arts therapists and the four arts therapy professions: art, music, drama and dance movement therapy across South Africa.

SANATA supports the growth of the arts therapy professions in South Africa in partnership with key stakeholders, the public and international associations.

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Arts Therapies South Africa

Arts Therapies South Africa

A public space for all things Art, Drama, Music and Dance Movement Therapy in South Africa.

TOWARDS A DESCRIPTION OF THE ELEMENTS OF ART THERAPY PRACTICE FOR TRAUMA: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW⁠By Holly Bowen-Salter et al.⁠"Post-traumatic stress disorder is a debilitating mental health condition that can occur when individuals are exposed to traumatic situations. Art therapy has been growing in popularity and acceptance as a therapeutic intervention for trauma over the last 10 years, however, there is still hesitation when considering art therapy as a valid treatment for trauma…"⁠Click here to read Taylor & Francis: tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17454832.2021.1957959 See MoreSee Less
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Athina is a Dance Movement Therapist. She is passionate about the “language of the body”. She ensures that communication with the Dance Movement Therapy community runs smoothly.#dancingforhealth #SANATA #musicforthesoul #dancemovementtherapy #expressivemovement #accesstomentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #healthforall #access #exco See MoreSee Less
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Nethaniëlle Mattison is a music therapist based in Randburg, Johannesburg. She is passionate about creating awareness and more so, access to the arts therapies in various contexts in SA.Nethaniëlle is also the founder of Frontline Support.Feel free to contact her via email on communications@sanata.orgOne Voice Music Therapy #AccessToTheArts #accesstohealthcare #sanata #EXCO #musictherapist #GivingBack #connectiontoself #community #healingthroughart #musicforthesoul See MoreSee Less
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We are extremely fortunate to have 3 student representatives. They all sit on various portfolios with the hope to create greater communication between the student and qualified SANATA community.#studentrepresentative #sanata #EXCO #creativeartstherapies #dramatherapy #community #healingthroughperformance #musicforthesoul #selfsiscovery #Creativity #mentalhealth #accesstohealthcare #advocacy See MoreSee Less
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Calsey Schroeder is a dynamic music therapist that is currently practicing in Potchefstroom. Feel free to contact Calsey via email on sanatacpd@gmail.com for any CPD related questions.#CPD #sanata #musictherapist #heaingthroughthearts #eco #artandhealing #musicforthesoul #selfdiscovery #Creativity #exploringmyself #accesstomentalhealth #mentalhealth #wellbeing See MoreSee Less
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Sherri is a music therapist practicing in Pretoria. She has been at the steer of both the music therapy and greater arts therapies community for many years.She goes out of her way to assist members with any SANATA related questions. If you’d like to get in contact feel free to email her on members@sanata.org#SANATA #healingthroughthearts #musictherapist #creativeartstherapies #healing #musicforthesoul #selfdiscovery #mentalhealth #accesstohealthcare #artsforall #exco See MoreSee Less
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Meet our treasurer. Sunelle is the one that keeps the books floating” and makes sure funds get allocated to best serving our members. She is also a Music Therapist practicing in Cape Town.#capetownsouthafrica #musictherapist #healingthroughthearts #sanata #EXCO #mindfulliving #AccessToTheArts #mentalhealth #personalwellbeing #selfdiscovery #musicforthesoul #creativeartstherapies See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to introduce Marlize, our secretary. For those who don’t know her already, she is a force to be reckonned with. Not only is she heavily involved in SANATA, she is also a managing director of Spieel. You can email her on info@sanata.org See MoreSee Less
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