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We are Yaro Starak and Gemma Garcia, Directors of the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre in Australia, and Organizers of the International Art Therapy Conference that was prepared to be developed in Ubud- Bali April 10th to 14th, 2020

Unfortunately, we need to cancel the event due to Travel Warnings Issued as Coronavirus Cases have been confirmed on four continents. The majority of our attendants are from Asia and Hong King, and unfortunately at this stage, it is not confirmed the possibility for them, to travel overseas, and their participation is affecting the number of participants and reservations. We hope they will be safe and we wish a quick recovery to the affected people as well.

We would like to express our sincere " thank you" for your interest in attending this event, it is true that we were working very hard, even moving dates to be able to have participants and you were very supportive of adapting, to this situation.

We hope that next time when we will Organize a new event we would like to count on you.

It is a pleasure finding people like you, very assertive, and open to new experiences even without knowing us.

We believe in the power of resilience, all of us, humanity, need more awareness about our mother Gaia and work together to have a better planet and if it is with Art Therapy, it will be better!.

Please receive our apologies for this cancellation over our control, we did the best we could.

All who paid the Conference attendance fees will receive a refund in a few days.

Any questions please feel free to contact us


Gemma Garcia
Yaro Starak

 Time & Location

10 Apr 2020, 6:00 pm – 14 Apr 2020, 9:00 am

Ananda Cottages Ubud Bali Indonesia, Jl. Raya Campuhan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia



        🌸Creativity, Connecting, Compassion - Art Therapy Conference in Bali 2020!  


Dear Art Therapist, Artist, Psychologist, anyone from the world!


We are Yaro Starak & Gemma Garcia, Directors of the Gestalt Art Therapy centre Australia,


We are the organizers of the International Art Therapy Conference in Bali- Indonesia, in April 2020, also we were the organizers of the first 2011 and Second 2012 Art Therapy Conference in Bali, and both events were a success!


We are very excited to have developed this Art Therapy Conference, to be held in Ubud (Bali) during the days:

 April 10th to 14th, 2020.


The theme of the International Art Therapy Conference will be:

"Connecting, Compassion, Creativity and Celebration"

At this time, we think that we need to review the meaning of "Connecting", in any context (life, therapy, work, relationships, etc) and the Conference will be a perfect space to investigate this.

"Compassion" is also an important part of any kind of therapy (working with people and also compassion for ourselves) 

"Creativity", as a part of an Art Therapy process.

We are honored to have a very interesting International Guests presenting workshops at the Art Therapy Conference, 

Ngok Tung Antonio Wong from Hong Kong, 

Jun Lee Jun Shan from Singapore,


Yaro Starak From Australia,


Gemma Garcia from Spain,


and the special participation of 


Ronald P.M.H. Lay, Keynote Speaker, 

Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries, 

LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

Participating in this International Conference will give you a big experience of learning from peers from different countries, investigating new ways of incorporating Art Therapy in your professional practice and even in your own personal process, and creating professional contacts.

You are very welcome!


April 10th, 2020 Arrival

April 14th, 2020 Departure



Ananda Cottages

Ubud- BALI


  • Art Therapists

  • Psychologists

  • Gestalt Therapists

  • Social workers

  • Artist




Anyone interested in personal growth using Art and Therapy


Members Discount ends January 30th, 2020


Non- Members EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT UNTIL  January 30th, 2020








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Please read the cancellation policy and what is not included in the International Conference fees here


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