Sarvenaz (SAr-va-nez) Moshfegh (Maw-sh-feg) Asiedu (Ah-sy-Edou), M.A. is a trauma-informed creative life coach/artist/facilitator/community activist and hypnotherapist. Her modalities include writing, painting, music, ritual and theatre.
Sarvenaz graduated in 2000 from Basel Conservatory (Switzerland) with a Lehr-diplom in classical cello and music pedagogy. After completing a Post-bacchalaureate degree in Fine arts at the School of the Museum of Fine arts in 20001, she spent three years at the Lee Strassberg Institute for Film and Theatre. After returning from Ghana, where she worked in arts education, she completed a second undergraduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapies.
Sarvenaz holds a Masters in Psychology from Goddard College; the focus of her studies has been the psychological, spiritual, and societal effects of the systemic imprisonment of the human psyche and the use of embodied creative expression within the healing process. She is also a certified Hypnotherapist.
Moshfegh-Asiedu has been a facilitator and touring company director with the Survivor Theatre Project from 2014-2018. Survivor Theatre Project is a non-profit who's mission is to end sexual violence and support the healing of survivors through the arts. She directed and guided the 2015 Touring Company in creating "Called to Speak" which performed at the NELQUIT's Power of Women, the SANE Nurses Annual Conference, Latinas Y Ninos Program, the Office of Community Corrections, and other venues in 2015. In 2016, in addition to directing the Touring Company, Moshfegh-Asiedu is facilitating a Survivor Theatre program at My Sister's House at The Dimock Center for survivors in addiction recovery. Moshfegh-Asiedu facilitated the STP Performance Project in Roxbury, MA and directed the Touring company in it's 2018 Ritual Theatre Process, The Survivor's Village: Reclaiming the Body as Home.
Sarvenaz has been working as a counselor with men and women in recovery from institutional and interpersonal trauma, addiction, and other emotional and spiritual challenges since 2012. Sarvenaz has led multiple workshops and presentations on arts in healing, including a workshop on at the 2017 Theatre of the Oppressed conference in Detroit.