“Arts Based Therapy (ABT) is the evidence-based use of art forms to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. The basis of ABT lies in Indian Psychology and Ethics, Studies of Human Development and Cognitive Neurosciences. The dynamic combination of traditional and modern artistic material, with an interdisciplinary basis of Indian Psychology, Philosophy and Modern Science makes ABT a viable and meaningful therapeutic practice.”

The experience of ABT for the team at Mirra has been largely in terms of reflecting within, being in touch with who we are, practising mindfulness in almost every interaction with children and their caregivers and taking ownership of the objective of “creating an all inclusive space for children to go beyond disabilities so that they may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy and education”, which is Mirra’s dream. Rhythms, songs, stories, movement, drama, play, colour and clay are an integral part of the fabric that is Mirra.