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Want to be an actor?

Fantastic! Now let me know… Is it standing in front of an adoring audience that brings you the ultimate high? (No shame if it is – plenty of performers love this feeling). Is it surrounding yourself with people in a theatrical tribe? Is it the chance to get outside your own worries and be absorbed…

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10 things stopping you from writing that job application

Below I’ve listed 10 of the main reasons people struggle with job applications, in my experience, and what you can do to get past them. If you’re experiencing any of these you are not alone.

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How Creative Art Helps Me

The following post is a beautiful guest piece by a coaching client who wishes to remain anonymous. She describers how art making is part of her self care and self soothing toolkit and how engaging in art making can shift her focus and mood. I’m pleased to share this piece that speaks in a moment to moment way…

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Going after our dreams: Forget perfect

When we have a long held dream it can be tempting to aim super high. We can visualise the BEST concert, the MOST AWESOME workshop, the BEST SELLING BOOK. This vision can be enticing, exhilarating, and frankly terrifying. It can paralyse us with fear because we can imagine all the things that might go wrong…

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Taking social isolation seriously

Recent research supports the idea that feeling socially isolated can impact on our physical as well as mental health (1). One of the reasons I love running groups is that a facilitated space can help people connect with others quite deeply in a way that feels safe. Quite simply, connecting with others feels good and…

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Is art therapy really therapy?

For sure! You can take mental health issues to an art therapist like you could to any mental health professional. This is one of the biggest differences between seeing an art therapist and having a relaxing session with an art teacher. With an art therapist you can experience the joy and pleasure of art making…

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Love letter to a New Year

  Dear New Year,   May you be fresh and fun.   May you have ups and downs, sunny days and storms.   May we walk together with mutual respect.   May you surprise us all.   May you remind us of our shared humanity and of our care for each other.   May you…

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