She is an educationist by profession and has been working with various schools as a Professor and Examination Cell Head since the last 25 years. She has a special interest in public Mental Health and has been involved in various personality building activities within her school. She believes that the mental nurturing of a child during his early stages at school plays an important role in personality building. She engages her students in mind building activities such as mental quizzes and creative ways to present their work so that they are able to speak their thoughts and discuss things in detail.
With a master’s degree in Advertising, She is a passionate mental health advocate as a result of life experiences of her own and of those around her. Her interest in understanding human behavior patterns led her to work in digital marketing for a while before she decided to merge the two. As a result, she is now working towards mental wellness promotion and mental illness prevention through the powerful use of digital media. She believes that holistic community based interventions are necessary for improving the population’s mental health. She loves nature, travel and enjoys writing about life experiences. She oversees Operations at Pukaar.
She is a Counseling Psychologist with 28 years of teaching experience of undergrad students. She is expert in handling stress and pain issues of youth. She is strong advocate of giving positivity empathy and hope to everyone facing any difficulty in life. She believes where there is will to change there is always a way to do it. Her approach of solving issues is with integrative psychotherapy, in which she takes into account the inherent values of each individual with the aim of facilitating wholeness and maximizing the individual’s functioning in various areas of life. She is trained in non-violent communication NVC from Switzerland to provide counseling and therapy in several areas, some of which include grief and bereavement, depression, work stress management, anger management, self-esteem issues and anxiety. She has a keen interest in transpersonal dimensions and integrates that approach in sessions depending on a client’s inclinations.
She is an art therapist by profession with two years of experience in the field of Art therapy. She works on her subjects with compassionate empathy and genuineness considering their comfort zone deep in her mind. She describes her style as sheer energetic, positive and friendly in sessions with the subjects. With all her creativity and power of understanding she reaches her respondents with helpful approach which gradually enables them to take care of themselves. From toddlers to adults, she explores human emotions by using the process of self-expression into the art forms; the resulting artwork helps clients understand their emotional states and conflicts.
She is a psychologist, professional art and drama therapist, artist, theater director and short story writer. Her domains of expertise are Art, Psychology and Drama. She has formal education in these subjects and is currently working as an art director and illustrator. Simultaneously, she is offering her services as a psychologist and art and drama therapist in her spare hours. She has completed her B.F.A in painting from College of Art and Design, Punjab University, and MSc Psychology with distinction from Bahauddin Zakaria University. As a professional art and drama therapist, she has conducted several workshops and seminars in different universities and institutes. She has not only extended her expertise to students and young individuals but also to many professionals, doctors and armed force personnel, in collaboration with other highly prestigious organisations. In her more than 6 years of experience in theatre, Rakia has written and directed many plays, performances and psycho-dramas.
After graduating from NCA -sculpture major- she worked with a wide set of age groups in a diverse mix of careers. Life presents everyone with more than a fair share of sour grapes at least, it feels so in all those ‘momments’.Through the mriad of colorful experiences acedemic and professional she has been administering healing . The ritual of the creative process -Art- is a self exploratoray journey . The monotonous grind makes one lose touch with the self. She has sought to povide a space and experience where one explores different aspects of the human personality in an attempt to connect the dots and make a WHOLE. She uses colors , materials ,mediums , music , laughter and friends to sensitize the ‘self’. In three words -Stop-Break-Create!
NAYHA JAHANGIR KHAN
She has graduated in Fine Arts from Toronto, Canada and has gotten various certificates and workshops regarding art therapy and psychotherapy over the years. She completed a course on Humanistic counselling from UK that provided a deep insight into oneself and that led to emotional evolution and an inner state of unconditional presence with which the student interacts both with significant others and with clients. She also became a part of a project that provided creative and artistic expression of self for children with disabilities. Other than being an art therapy practitioner at Beaconhouse Newlands and Edopia in Islamabad and an art director, she is also an E-commerce copy writer as well as an art or freelance writer.