Art is an exemplary school of humanity and inner re-balancing for Simona Bocchi. Although suffering is profoundly human and dwells within each of us, it should stay balanced. The interest of writing this book derives from the author's strong desire to use art for therapeutic purposes, in social contexts accessible to everyone. Simona’s art therapy work takes inspiration, among other things, from the methods of observation by Maria Montessori who dedicated her life to children. Her experience with Tibetan monks and their authentic ancient meditation tradition during the creation of a mandala, as a sacred and creative action has become an original way to complete her art therapy method.
The Italian artist Simona Bocchi concluded her training in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara with her thesis in art therapy. Her interest in Rudolf Steiner's studies became an important element for her experience with Achille De Gregorio, art therapist and founder of Artea, a post-graduate Italian school in art therapy based in Milan. In 2010, Simona held conferences and led an art-therapy seminar for a period of one week at Hyderabad during the event "Science and spiritual heritage of India". These days Simona enjoys sharing Indian and Italian cultural exchange by hosting Buddhist monks at spiritual centers all around Italy. With her strong background in art shining through she also naturally pulls children of all ages to art therapy.