art therapy in berlin

nehama grenimann bauch, M.A. art therapy

A graduate of the School of Creative Art Therapies at Haifa University, I am passionate about the healing and transformative power of art. I have been combining my interests in art, Ketubah Design, creativity, psychology and socially-active initiatives for over a decade. I have experience working with: children, infants with autism, adolescents, parents, adults diagnosed with mental illness, children with physical illnesses and more. I am interested in new projects and new collaborations in Berlin and look forward to meeting you.

Latest projects and experience

* Project Shalom Rollberg, Morus 14, Neukölln, Berlin, Germany – The MORUS 14 community center is located in the Rollberg Quarter in the Neukölln district of Berlin. The district is considered to be a hot-spot of problems including lack of education and unemployment.. The center’s aim is to integrate the area’s culturally diverse population through social and cultural projects. As part of the project I facilitated group art activities for local children aged 9-12, dealing through art with issues of identity, group collaboration and self expression through art.

For more information visit the Shalom Rollberg website.

* Cities of Peace, The Ellen Frank Illumination Arts Foundation (EFIAF), Yerevan, Armenia | Berlin, Germany | New York, U.S.A. – Cities of Peace is a project dedicated to the transformative power of art to promote peace and understanding. It honors the history and culture of cities that have experienced major conflict and trauma. As assistant to the artistic director, I worked in Armenia with a local team of artists and scholars, creating together a monumental gold illuminated painting honoring the history and culture of Armenia. The project was done in collaboration with the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (RAU). The unveiling of the work closed the Commemoration Year of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

For more information visit the Cities of Peace website.

Effects of clay figure sculpting of father and child on paternal mentalization


ABSTRACT: This pilot study explores mentalization processes as they arise in fathers through a task of figure sculpting in clay. A sample of eleven first-time Israeli fathers of normative children aged two to three years old were asked to sculpt in clay a representation of themselves with their child. These were individual sessions. Following the task, the fathers were interviewed while observing the sculpture they had created. This study is a continuation of a previous study in which the same task fostered parental mentalization in Israeli mothers of children aged two to four (Bat Or, 2010). The current study strengthened these findings, and observed themes unique to the fathers’ sample (Encouraging independence versus protecting; Abstract and metaphorical representations; Movement and playfulness; and “Leave well alone”).


Keywords: Mentaliztion, Fathers, Clay, Art Therapy, Attachment

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"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."                    

 -- Albert Einstein

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