We MAKE CHANGE THROUGH ART
WELCOME TO THE OPEN SPACE OF YOHAKU ART COLLECTIVE
We are Yohaku – an international art collective of experienced Expressive Arts facilitators. We support processes of inquiry and transformation through art-making. Using the Expressive Arts methodology we facilitate change in individuals, groups, and communities. Learn more
Yohaku Art Collective opens up to the empty space of
yohaku, which is one of the six elements of Japanese beauty. It represents a pause, a margin or a blank space between words or design elements and implies meaning. Learn more
We intentionally leave a blank space for joyful art creation, a face-to-face encounter with true needs and longings, and active participation in learning through art-making. In our work, we focus on your specific needs and invite you to co-create a space where a dialogue with various art forms becomes possible. Learn more
Currently, we support personal and organizational growth in the form of profound experiential sessions both offline and online. In our work, we use various art-based tools suitable for anyone. Learn more
Art-based INTERVISION Group
[12 June 2021] Starting from November 2020, we are offering a group intervision for expressive arts practitioners, including therapists, coaches, and facilitators. It can become a great addition to your supervision. Let’s connect and shape this community together! Learn more
Yohaku Discovery LAB
[30 June 2021] In this series of monthly experiential sessions, we will simply play with the arts to discover new and exciting forms of expression. Please join us to cultivate a playful attitude, nourish your inner child, and connect with wonderful people from around the world Learn more
The Founding Story of Yohaku
The artistic process was at the centre of every step we took in exploring and shaping our business and our collaboration. Learn more
What Can Art Sharing Teach Us?
Sharing art is meaningful, can have unexpected results, and bring joy, so let your artworks be seen! Learn more
Expressive Arts Therapy
Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy is an art-based practice combining therapeutic approaches with the creative process. In the Expressive Arts settings, different art forms come into play (e.g. mark-making, doodling, painting, sound-making, movement, performative arts, writing, clay work, photography, or storytelling) to stimulate imagination and allow people to connect with their true longings.
In the creative process, something surprising, touching, and beautiful can show itself: an existing resource, an undiscovered quality, a completely new perspective. In this way, we get an insight into what is needed, create more self-understanding and reconnect with ourselves and the world on a deeper level.
The Expressive Arts practice can help us to find our true voice, build a long-lasting feeling of resilience and more stable relationships. Finally, we can bring the learnings from the art-based process into daily life and shape our realities in a much more caring and conscious way.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US?
The Yohaku Art Collective has managed to create a safe space online. A safe place where everyone is welcome, with their own story, backgrounds, fears, hope and dreams. (…) – Julia Engels Rochat, 2020
(…) The professionalism, as well as the deep belief in the process, the openness, the trustful atmosphere, the fun and the seriousness, the curiosity and the faith in what they practice, is perceptible in everything they do. (…) – Claudia Blacha, 2020
I have participated in several sessions with Ineke and Joanna and I have enjoyed all of them. Through them, I have discovered an unknown creative potential in myself as well as discovered a new self-learning… it’s fun, it’s serious, it’s deep, it’s light, it’s an absolute pleasure to experience yourself! – Lucia Fetzer, 2020
I love working with Joanna. It is more like playing with art and materials (a.k.a. my happy place!) and before I realized it, deeply personal insights came to the surface! (…) – Nelden, 2020
(…) I have to say, working with Joanna is a life-changing experience! No matter which areas in your life you‘re looking to create healing, growth or breakthroughs – you’ll be coming out of your sessions and with a deeper sense of clarity, awareness & self-trust. Truly powerful! – Nathalie Sommer, Relationship Coach, 2020
Ineke and Joanna invite you to make contact with your deeper self, with those images, sensations and words that want to be seen but do not find their way out (…). – Xenia Orgielewski, 2020
(…) By the end of the session, I was able to feel a greater sense of calm in both my mind and body and I had also written a really beautiful poem! Joanna has a warm, caring and nurturing energy and I appreciated her ability to hold space and guide me through this new experience. I look forward to working with her again in the future. – Ainslie Young, 2020
After discussing my question, Ineke suggested working with music and singing. It surprised me how quickly my emotions came and how intensely I experienced everything, even for a first session. Ineke knows how to offer the right words and atmosphere to create a safe space for self-investigation (…). – Katrien, 2019
I was delighted to see my research group thriving during an amazing EXA workshop organized by Yohaku Art Collective. Joanna and Ineke led us through engaging activities that made the team members get to know each other better and sparkled tons of new energy (…). – dr Michal P. Heller, Albert Einstein Institute, 2019
Joanna with a really great workshop script helped me and my friend to find the best way to cooperate, find ourselves in the project we run and create a concrete plan for its future. Her expertise, creativity and patience in helping us understand and interpret hidden mind-gems were priceless. (…). – Magda, Move Your Thoughts, 2019
The prototyping weekend was not really what I expected and at the same time: it matched my best expectation, to live the experience. (…) Ineke and Joanna created a safe space where all of this was possible. – Joke Jonckiere, U-Lab Prototyping Weekend, 2018