Mark Geard


MAAT. (First Class Honours). M Des. (Distinction) Reg. Arts Therapist ANZATA

Mark’s therapy practice is based in Wellington where he works with a diverse client group. He is committed to art as a service to the community through paths of wellbeing, self-development, creativity and life-long learning. His practice also involves working with inmates at Te Whare Manaakitanga, the therapy unit at Rimataka prison. He believes in the healing power of colour and form as potent tools for revealing feelings and insights that a client might find difficult to express through words. Mark is interested in the transformative processes in healing and self-awareness and the deeper source of one’s desire to change. Mark also uses meditation and mindfulness practice to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression. Mark is the co-founder of Alamandria which runs workshops and retreats on mindfulness and meditation as well as running social programmes for youth, women and prison inmates.