Cornelia Elbrecht

Cornelia Elbrecht is a leader in groundbreaking art therapy techniques with a particular focus on healing trauma. An art therapist with over 40 years’ experience, she is a renowned author and educator, and the Founder and Director of the Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy.

She studied at the School for Initiatic Therapy in the Black Forest, Germany and holds degrees in fine arts and arts education along with extensive postgraduate training in Jungian and Gestalt Therapy, Bioenergetics, and at the Somatic Experiencing Training Institute.

Best known for her cutting edge work with guided drawing and clay field therapy, she holds regular workshops around the world and at Claerwen Retreat in Apollo Bay, Australia, an internationally respected arts therapy education facility. Author of numerous books, she runs accredited online courses for art therapists, educators and mental health professionals looking to understand a body focused art therapy approach to trauma therapy.