Behind the name.
Papernook was founded to support people on their journey to greater self-awareness, healing and to offer a sense of grounding and safety. It is an invitation to consider how you would most like to show up in the world and to feel more ‘holistically well'. Understanding ourselves better, gives us hope and an opportunity to make decisions that are more aligned with our values and needs. In this health service, we use a therapeutic arts-based approach to inquire and create space for possibility beyond the traditional talking therapies, while remaining curious to making sense of things. Choosing to explore and prioritise ourselves is the first place to start if we truly want to uncover our full potential. Come along and discover a new way for connecting with yourself and others.
Meet the practitioner.
Jasmine Sernberg (Wright) // Arts Therapist
MA ATh, AThR (Profressional Member) ANZACATA, BBus (Major Mktg&EMgmt)
Jasmine is devoted to the health benefits of creative arts and has followed her passion of combining this with helping people achieve better mental health and wellbeing. As Papernook's Therapeutic Arts practitioner, Jasmine is professionally trained across all modalities and experienced in providing Arts Therapy interventions using MIECAT's Form of Inquiry.
Jasmine has a Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice (Therapy) with MIECAT. This qualification is formally recognised by ANZACATA and current Professional Membership is held with the association. This is also a benchmark for delivering therapy supports to participants under the NDIS scheme.
Jasmine completed her internship work placement with Help Enterprises, joining their multi-disciplinary Health & Wellbeing Services Team. During this time she developed and wrote ‘What Is My Shape’, an experiential book for teams in understanding self and a process for improving connection through shape. Jasmine also co-facilitated the Champions of Change Lived Experience Engagement Forums, funded by Queensland's Mental Health Commission. Forums were delivered using a therapeutic arts-based approach to hear the voices of people with lived experience from a range of backgrounds, each navigating their own mental illnesses, suicide and drug and alcohol addictions. Participants were supported to unpack their journey around what is needed by leaders and employers to create more mentally healthy workplaces and inform future practice. You can watch the full video here.
Prior to stepping out into private practice, Jasmine was a strategic marketing and communications specialist working predominantly in the not-for-profit sector. Jasmine's experience included 6-years in the disability industry, with skills spanning generalist marketing, political media, events coordination, project management and partnership brokering.
Jasmine has always been driven by her value of 'living with purpose' and an ambition for making a difference. Papernook is her proudest achievement.
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