ABT is a model developed by WCCL Foundation. This model has been implemented, researched and refined with the help of action research projects in institutions across India since 2003.
The theoretical basis for ABT is inspired by Indian Mind Traditions, especially works by scholars of Nalanda. The therapeutic approach is rooted in Contemporary Cognitive Neurosciences. Artistic tools for therapy come from the lineages of Ms. Heather MacTavish, Dr. Sue Jennings, Mr. Arthur Hull, Eastern traditions of sacred spaces, mandalas, and Zen art. Artistic material used is completely localized and regional.
ABT training is now being offered by ABT Educators acros India.