WCCL Foundation’s ABT Course – (9 month curriculum worth 25 credits):
- 12 ABT courses completed from 2005 to 2017
- 279 ABT Practitioners trained and certified.
ABT Educators’ Programme :
- Trained and developed 9 ABT educators to offer ABT Courses in different parts of
- 98 ABT Practitioners trained so far.
Views On ABT by Professionals
2005 - 2017 Completed long-term training of 279 professionals and certified them as ABT Practitioners. 2005 - 2017 WCCL-Trained ABT Students Profile Of the 279 practitioners, there are:
ABT Projects details from 2005-2017
Paper presented for Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) on Complementary Health Practices in India. This paper examines the state of Health in India and explores whether the WCCL education model could be a ‘next practice’ supporting the nation’s Health agenda for the year 2025. The WCCL innovation is about ‘creating educational infrastructure’ for revival and use of Arts for healing.
2005 – 2017 Constant R&D with 286 research reports generated through field-work. 85 reports on Children with psychosocial special needs (at risk), 153 reports on Children with cognitive-behavioural special needs (disability), 48 reports on adults with psychosocial, cognitive-behavioural special needs (mental health).
See the List or Research Reports here
2010 – Created a systematic structure for ABT Supervision, and trained ABT Practitioners as ABT Guides.ABT Guides are trained in supervising ABT Student’s projects, providing them feedback on their field-work, and generating supervision visit reports so that the teaching faculty can be informed of each student’s progress.
WCCLF conducted this survey to arrive at & understand key trends associated with ABT work in India.
Some of the insights sought were:
⦁ Which profile has been successfully applying ABT in the field? What are the trends in terms of populations served?
⦁ What are the trends in terms of session modalities?
⦁ What are the trends in terms of institutions associated with ABT?
⦁ What are the trends in terms of recognition of ABT Practitioners?
Read the Survey Report Here
Conducted a three-year long Meta-Study of all the accumulated data resulting in the report “Emerging Trends in ABT”
Population-wise, the report informs us on emerging trends for the following questions
⦁ What is the most targeted age-group, what is their average profile?
⦁ How many hours of ABT Work required to achieve results?
⦁ What is the ideal group size?
⦁ Which are the most-commonly-targeted therapeutic goals for this population in ABT?
⦁ Which assessment tools have been used the most?
Using the data of Emerging trends, WCCL designed & implemented a mega-action research project spread over three population-types, simultaneously implemented in 4 Institutions across India, resulting in Best Practices in Arts-Based Therapy.
⦁ 151 clients received ABT in action-research format.
⦁ See the report for Results
Read the full report here
⦁ The project resulted in 9 new assessment formats and completely revised editions of ABT Training Manual, Subtle Energy Guide Handbook, Rhythm & Voice Instruction Videos.
2005 – 2017 “One Drum in every Special Needs Organisation” – If you see a drum, theatre prop or art material in an NGO, chances are, it is from WCCL. In trying to fulfil this grand vision, WCCL raised funds from CSR/Funding Agencies and subsidised ABT kits for each participating organisation.This resulted in the distribution of nearly 1,440 Djembe Drums, 500 Frame Drums, 1,440 percussions, 500 theatre props, 500 Art Material Kits.1,800 copies of ABT training manuals and reference books like “What Makes you NOT a Buddhist”, “The Joy of Living” and “Way of the Bodhisattva”
ABT Courses being Offered in India
After Train-The-Trainer program, following ABT Educators are currently offering the ABT Course. Each ABT Educator operates their ABT Course independently, with no Administrative, Legal or Financial Link to WCCL Foundation. They all have ``Permission to Teach`` from WCCL Foundation. These ABT Educators are using WCCL Foundation's Model, Curriculum and Text Books.
- Ms. Vanashree Ghate for Anantaraa ABT Course, Mumbai
- Ms. Zill Botadkar for Seeds Diploma Course in ABT – Lighthouse & Nirmala Niketan College of Home Sciences, Mumbai
- Ms. Neha Patel for Mind & Arts Institute – Mumbai Course
- Mr. Nabhiraj Mehta for Mind & Arts Institute – Ahmedabad Course
- Ms. Swetha Chincholkar for Bodhita ABT Course Mumbai
- Ms. Bhargavi Davar & Ms. Kavita Nair for Bapu Trust ABT Course, Pune
- Ms. Sonia Puar for Kathakaar Trust ABT Course, New Delhi