Trisnasari Fraser

Trisnasari is a psychologist with an interest in the wellbeing and fulfilment of artists, performers, creatives and all those who follow their passions. As well as assisting clients manage challenges of working in creative industries and life in general, she is also completing a PhD. She blogs and has a podcast at

Trisnasari's Latest Articles

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A cure for toxic positivity

What does a positive workplace look like? Beyond the motivational posters, lunchtime yoga, we spoke to two experts about toxic…


Teaching music and performance during the pandemic

For students and teachers alike the struggle to adjust teaching and curriculum during lockdown has provided impetus to explore the…


Creating better mental health in the performing arts

How do mental health professionals change their approach when working with artists? In a recent panel discussion, psychologists looked at…


Art is at the heart of community: how can we keep it beating?

Artists discuss how lockdown has revealed certain truths about arts’ role in our communities, and what we need to do…


Where artists can go for help in isolation

Feeling overwhelmed or isolated by COVID-19? Trisnasari Fraser looks at some of the common responses to lockdown and how to…

Opinions & Analysis

Music across the balconies: social cohesion and community resilience in action

The viral spread of music and dance across the internet represents a more hopeful contagion as we adapt to physical…

Opinions & Analysis

The arts as an antidote to the loneliness epidemic

Experts say Australia is in the midst of a loneliness epidemic but music, dance, art and storytelling may cure societal…