We are fascinated by the power of genuine expression. The way it becomes a guide and a grounding factor during processes of inquiry and change never stops to amaze us. Art-making asks us for presence and commitment. It demands that we let go of judgement and preconceived notions. Art is our greatest teacher and we would love to share the expressive arts practice also with you!
Coming from completely different backgrounds, we have the potential to complement and challenge each other in our work. We constantly learn from each other and exchange experiences to find the most engaging and nourishing ways of supporting you, dear clients.
Our common ground lies in the wish to provide solid support in the processes of sense-making and transformation. We both act on the individual level in our private therapeutic practices and on a communal level through Yohaku Art Collective. Please consider our invitation to enter the expressive arts process and respond to your deepest needs using the arts. Ultimately, what we move towards is your overall well-being!
Joanna Wróblewska is a visual artist, expressive arts therapist, and Yoga Nidra teacher with more than 10 years of professional teaching experience in higher education. In 2010, she obtained a PhD degree in visual arts. Since then Joanna has worked as an art teacher and facilitator in several countries. In June 2020, she earned an MA degree in Expressive Arts Therapy with a Minor in Psychology. Joanna believes that art-making can inspire, connect, and transform humans on multiple levels.
Joanna enjoys working with people who experienced migration and those who search for a place of belonging, as this is also her own life path. She specializes in profound cross-cultural and interdisciplinary work using playful art-based tools, grounding elements of East Asian practices, guided imagery, and deep conscious relaxation techniques.
Joanna works in English, Polish and German. She also has the ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking clients and is actively improving her knowledge of Dutch.
Ineke Hulselmans has been working as a changemaker, coach/organizational coach and facilitator of collaborative processes ever since she graduated with an MA in Political Science. Currently, Ineke writes her MA thesis in Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy at the European Graduate School (EGS).
Art enriches Ineke’s facilitation and coaching practice. It allows her to create space for questioning, exploration, and emergence. She works with expressive arts in a variety of settings, from starting entrepreneurs to artists, therapists and researchers.
Ineke is fascinated by the power of creativity. Each new session and each new workshop is for her a new window into all the subtle ways art facilitates change. Creating art is creating life. Creating art is creating change. Art empowers people to take their life and work into their own hands. Art connects us more fully to the world.
Ineke works in Dutch and English. She also has the ability to communicate in French, Spanish and basic German.
Sarah Chu holds an MA degree in Expressive Arts Therapy with a minor in Psychology from the European Graduate School (EGS). With her primary background of physiotherapy in Hong Kong, she is interested in body awareness and movement combined with the arts, as well as the East and West philosophies for the exploration of the Self, and the connection to the world. Sarah works with various clients, including people in recovery from mental illness, people with physical disabilities, and elders. She offers self-care workshops and is actively involved in art-based research.
Together with Joanna Wróblewska, Sarah moderates and facilitates the ongoing online expressive arts workshop series called Monthly Dialogues with Arts (MDWA). Sarah is also a co-facilitator of the art-based INTERVISION.
Emma Sullivan Uebele
Emma Sullivan Uebele is a native of Portland, Oregon, USA. Emma holds an MA degree in Expressive Arts for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding from the European Graduate School and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Communications from American University in Washington, DC. Emma works as both an expressive arts facilitator and therapeutic pilates instructor. Integrating these fields, she understands the body, mind, and spirit and partners is health.
As an expressive arts practitioner and consultant, Emma runs international groups and facilitates workshops that center around the body and arts-based responses to trauma. Through these experiences and working alongside a wide range of other mental health and humanitarian professionals she has a deep appreciation for the consequences of working in a context of trauma. Emma’s work also extends to these practitioners coming alongside to cultivate rhythms of care and to help sustain wellbeing while engaged in work in a context of trauma.