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The rise of art therapy VS art as therapy

In May we saw news of comedian, Magda Szubanski, and “egg boy”, Will Connolly helping bushfire survivors in NSW using art therapy, and on abc news about “art as therapy” delivered as a peer support workshop for PTSD. “Many clinicians have acknowledged art expression...
8 ingredients which can help in challenging times

8 ingredients which can help in challenging times

Having mental health depends on our resilience. Our resilience depends upon our ability to respond, rather than react, and a readiness for forgiveness. Much of this stems from our Temperament which we are born with, and is wrapped up in Attachment Theory. However, we...

The Winter/Yule: a book review?

The Winter/Yule: a book review?

It is June, and the winter darkness has truly descended. The hibernation time has begun, if you follow the rhythms of nature and find you sleep longer during the dark months. Often folks reflect on feelings of darkness and light, which like the seasons are described...

The rise of art therapy VS art as therapy

The rise of art therapy VS art as therapy

In May we saw news of comedian, Magda Szubanski, and “egg boy”, Will Connolly helping bushfire survivors in NSW using art therapy, and on abc news about “art as therapy” delivered as a peer support workshop for PTSD. “Many clinicians have acknowledged art expression...

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship”

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)