Community art counselling is the cornerstone on which Lefika La Phodiso is built. Art -making is instinctive, it is not prescriptive and overcomes language barriers. “Creativity involves the depth of a mind, and many, many depths of unconsciousness”, wrote neurologist Oliver Sacks. Lefika La Phodiso’s therapeutic arts environment creates an atmosphere where repressed trauma can be accessed and processed, and ultimately healed. Open Studio operates every weekday, as well as during school holidays.