Marica Sevelj – Master of Arts in Arts Therapy second year student
“I believe strongly in the power of the arts to heal and I love working with people in this deeply personal and meaningful way,” declares second year arts therapy student Marica Sevelj.
Marica became aware of the therapeutic potential of the arts 20 years ago when her son, who was 10 years old at the time, was diagnosed with leukaemia. She was given a journal to document what was happening for her and her family.
“This journal was the start of an amazing adventure. It was also when I first met an arts therapist - I didn't know such a job existed.”
Marica, who lives in Wellington where she works full-time, says the low residential programme was a major draw card.
“Low residency means I can pay my bills and pursue my dream without uprooting my life and moving to another city to study.”
Whitecliffe provides a fantastic opportunity to learn about an amazing profession amongst inspiring people, she adds.
“You feel anything is possible as long as you are prepared to do the work.”