Finding Beauty in Dark Moments ...

Workshops and projects:

I  view art therapy as being beautifully adaptable to the needs of different groups. My workshops combine art therapy, journalling, storytelling, poetry plus the life as a journey archetype. This combination of components can be adapted to the needs of the group I'm working with. I've run art therapy workshops for diverse groups: youth, people with disabilities, mental health programs, women with addictions and other life controlling problems such as depression, eating disorders and self-harming issues, plus ordinary people wishing to use the creative process to have more insight into themselves and their lives.

A Deeper Well : The Art of Creative Healing [exhibition at Hornsby Art Gallery]

Creative Expression for Depression/Anxiety at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Art Therapy : Building a Bridge from Trauma to Wellness with Centacare - Art Therapy/Trauma 

Living Consciously at Maitland Regional Art Gallery - Living Consciously 

Creativity, Health and Happiness at the Golden Door Health Retreat - Creativity, Health and Happiness

Everyday Creativity at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

IT'S ALL ABOUT ME! youth project with Compass Housing Services - It's all about me exhibition

The Journey Journal at Maitland Regional Art Gallery 

Wild Rocks and Trees mural project with Semita House Disabilities Services - Wild Rocks and Trees article


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    Retired Occupational Therapist
  • "I have just attended a most inspiring workshop! I was at a cross-roads in my life and wanted some clarity to make important decisions of where my next steps should lead. I found..."
    Jeannie Lawson