Vlada Zapesotsky, Phd student, PAT, AL-TSI.
Founder of International Foundation for Healing and Creativity "The Way Home". International practitioner and trainer in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, educator, speaker and writer. Vlada has more than 10 years of clinical experience, working with variety of clients on personal issues such as grief, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic syndrome, feeling of being lost etc. And professional issues such as discovering creativity, purpose, mission, professional transitions etc.
Vlada's specialization allows her to work with teenagers (from 12 years old) and adults, regardless of their cultural background, race or mentality.
Author of the book "The Way Home: Discovering the Path to your Truth, Nature and Inner Treasures." https://www.amazon.com/author/wayhome
Vlada Zapesotsky was born in Siberia, Russia and moved to Israel when she was 16 years old. In Israel, she got her MA in Educational Psychology and soon discovered Psychodrama, a creative and useful therapeutic approach. Becoming impressed with its depth and efficacy in helping people deal with problems, Vlada continued studying this method. After graduation, Vlada worked in Barzilai University Medical Center, as a Psychodrama Creative Art Therapist.
In 2014, Vlada moved to California with her husband and children. After getting American credentials as practitioner and trainer in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotheray and as Trauma specialist (TSI), she founded a Center of Healing and Creativity "The Way Home", where she leads workshops, trainings, and experiential and educational sessions and courses in English, Hebrew and Russian. At this center, Vlada has developed her own healing vision and creative action model, The Way Home-to Your True Self, serving people on a personal and professional level. Staring from 2017, Vlada works online, providing individual Skype sessions, group sessions, courses and trainings for people all over the world.
Over the past years, I have researched and developed a healing concept and action model called The Way Home to Your True Self, which is a practice of returning to one's inner beginning, one's true nature and whole self. This concept of ‘return’ does not mean that the person is going backwards to where he or she had started life. Rather, it is a journey of discovery in which he or she is able recognize this inner space of the natural and true self, to enrich it, and to start building a unique, flexible and safe inner container that is appropriate in the here-and-now. I named this space “The Inner Home” because this metaphor describes in detail all the components of our inner space, reflecting the personality, belief system, imagination, actions, and creative sparks. This inner space might be called a person’s Soul and is built from true and genuine powers, strengths, abilities, and resources. The main component of such an Inner Home is the feeling of being your own person, or your Self, in which safety, containment, truthfulness, spontaneity, and free expression are states that we experience naturally in our own home-space.
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In my work, I discovered various techniques based on Classical Psychodrama, as well as TSM (a clinical approach for treating trauma), that help clients realize how far they are from their own Inner Home, what blocks their path, and how they can remove the obstacles on this road home. The tools I developed help the client understand how to get on the path, own it, and live it. Just these first steps prove to be healing, giving a sense of mindfulness, joy, and tranquility. Most significantly, while I worked with many different individuals, I have not met one who could not connect to this universal concept of Home or who could not understand the feeling of being at home with him-or herself, regardless of their cultural or religious beliefs.
Having this roadmap, myself, my work as a therapist and director became much more focused and productive. Instead of wandering with the client in his or her vast inner world and reliving the many inner dramas (many of which are interesting but not specifically related to self-discovery), the person begins to recognize the way that is true and constructive, leading to the direction of reclaiming the knowledge that it is he or she who knows the path to the Inner Home.
MA in Educational Psychology, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Certified Practitioner in Psychodrama and Art Therapy, Isis Israel
Certified Practitioner and Trainer in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy by the American Board of Examiners
California Institute of Integral Studies, PhD student in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology, CA
10 years of clinical work/private practice