MARLIZE SWANEPOEL – BIOGRAPHY
Sp(i)eel Arts Therapies Collective
Marlize Swanepoel is a HPCSA-registered Drama Therapist, and the director and co-founder of Sp(i)eel Arts Therapies Collective. She is also a founding member of the national Arts in Health Community of Practice (CoP), the Secretary of the South African National Arts Therapies Association (SANATA) and a guest lecturer in Arts Psychotherapies at the Universities of Cape Town, Witwatersrand and Johannesburg. She enjoys being in spaces of learning, unlearning and dancing and is passionate about developing community-based models of mental health care that are relevant to a South African context and situated in an African cosmology.
– What does inner wellbeing mean to you?
– How would you define wellbeing in one word?
– Are there any rituals or practices you use to enhance your wellbeing?
– Why is it important that we prioritise individual and collective wellbeing?
– Do you have any favourite books, podcasts, or articles that you believe support, promote, or educate on wellbeing and related themes?
Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman, Everything by Bayo Akomolafe and the ancient tales and myths.