Creative and Conscious Living

“Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become”

John O'Donohue

Are you craving a life lived with awareness, integrity and vulnerability? Want the opportunity to learn, heal, grow, and develop your resiliency through all that life brings? This is the approach to living that we advocate here at Aletheia Therapy and Mandala, and have made it our life’s work to help individuals – like you – develop a mindful and creative approach to everyday situations, challenges and ultimately yourself to foster greater awareness, self-care and compassion, so you can become the artist of your days.

In Greek, the word Aletheia (pronounced A-lee-thea) refers to “the state of not being hidden”, and it is often translated as “truth” or “disclosure”. A broader definition could be “uncovering that which is hidden to reveal its true essence”.
We help you experience this through a process of discovery, where you uncover parts of yourself that you may not be aware of and that could be causing blockages or issues at a subconscious level to allow your true, authentic, connected and resilient self emerge. 

We do this in two different ways, through holistic counselling and psychotherapy and by unlocking your creativity through work with mandalas.

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Aletheia Therapy

Aletheia Therapy supports individuals who carry an inner burden, who feel their life is not aligned with who they are. It is for those who seek better mental wellbeing, greater harmony in their relationships and more self-awareness.

Aletheia Therapy allows the exploration and transformation of issues and unhealthy patterns and helps you develop the courage needed to stand in your vulnerability and build resilience to face life’s challenges. It provides you with the clarity and strength needed to shed toxic habits and helps you uncover what needs to leave to create space for the new.

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Aletheia Mandala

Aletheia Mandala uses the ancient art of mandalas, circular drawings and paintings present in many cultures around the world, to access and unlock the innate creativity that can be found in every individual.

Drawing, painting and contemplating mandalas creates a meditative state of mind where our inner processes can emerge from the subconscious and be explored mindfully through art. Aletheia Mandala is ideal for individuals who want to discover their creativity, not only in the ability to create art but also in the ability to create their own life. No artistic skills are needed.

Ameeta Francesca
Meet Ameeta, Founder of Aletheia Therapy and Mandala

I’m Ameeta, a holistic counsellor, psychotherapist and mandala painting teacher. I’m passionate about helping others to live their lives to the fullest, as creatively and consciously as possible.

My approach is trauma-informed and holistic, looking at all aspects of my clients’ life: mind, body and spirit. In both my work as a therapist and mandala painting teacher, I see my role as a facilitator, a guide that asks the right questions for you to find your own answers, your own ways, your own shapes on the page, while at the same time supporting and holding you in the process. As such, my work is very collaborative, and the process is a co-creation.

When working with you, I draw from my psychotherapy training and over 18 years of practising meditation, painting my own mandalas and teaching how to create them. I am also trained in Process-Oriented Psychology (also called Process Work), a modality I really love for its integration of different disciplines, including traditional psychoanalysis, Taoism, Shamanism and modern Physics. Process Work can be applied in a variety of contexts, including psychotherapy, treatment of addictions, business and personal conflicts and as a personal awareness modality.

My clients appreciate my ability to dive deep while at the same time keeping things light, my heartful care in treating their journey as precious, my openness to feel vulnerable and be a ‘real’, down to earth person who can be professional as well as fun and cheeky.

In my own life, I try to walk the talk – bringing presence, awareness, integrity and the courage to stand in my vulnerability to the unfolding of my days.

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Ameeta’s Story

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way”

Edward de Bono

My journey was ignited over twenty years ago by a longing to soothe my inner thirst for peace, after a very difficult period where I experienced depression, anxiety and burn out. Always looking for a creative expression of my inner world, with its highs and lows, I came across mandala painting in 2001, a tool that introduced and lead me to a deep exploration of my own self, my conditionings, my beliefs and my deeper psychological processes.

During the years, I have walked a double life, working professionally as a researcher and project coordinator while also facilitating mandala painting workshops in Australia, Europe and India and then training in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Aletheia Therapy and Mandala is my way to align my inner life purpose (practicing presence, standing in trust and vulnerability) with the way I live in the world, to be of service and share what I have learnt on the path. It is also my way of helping people show up more authentically and creatively in the world and do so in a healthy, playful and purposeful way.

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Qualifications
2021
Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certification
2021
2019
Mandala Painting Teacher Training (refresher), Taiwan
2019
2018
Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Professional Training, Metavision Institute, Bowral, NSW
2018
2014
Master (by research) of Arts – University of Technology, Sydney
2014
2009
Reiki level 2 and Master, Italy
2009
2006
Mandala Painting Teacher Training - Osho Campus, Italy
2006
1999
Reiki level 1, Italy
1999