Year in Review – Prompt #4 Giving

Sometimes we are encouraged to dive into a vision for the new year without processing the year that has been. Have you ever experienced that? As an art therapist and coach I know that feeling, accepting and integrating our feelings, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ is an important part of good health, and an important part of…

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Business Tip – skills need to be learnt

‘But it’s so hard for me to tell people what I do and what it costs’. I hear this a lot from people starting in business. And I want to say ‘OF COURSE IT IS!!’. In my experience that’s hard for most people. Me. Other art therapists starting out. Most of the coaches I trained…

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Why I love working in community mental health

I’ve been musing lately on my experiences in running art therapy programs for community mental health providers. Why creating welcoming spaces for people in crisis or experiencing extreme states matters: Mental health sufferers face both stigma and other challenges to joining in mainstream activities. Low energy, low mood, feeling anxious, fidgety, being prone to angry outbursts,…

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Not every day is sunny

I have thought of giving up more than once, probably more than 30 (million) times on my ‘entrepreneurial journey’. The last time was briefly just last month. When I feel like that here are some variations of is what might go through my head to trigger or compound the thought – one of these is…

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Who wants to play?

Who needs an an infusion of deep, soulful, playful creativity at their next face to face event!?? I’m open to fresh collaborations in Australia in 2018 (or Europe May/June 2018). I would love for the right fresh fun collaboration plans to wing my way. Imagine…. 🌟A visioning session before your content master class, to connect…

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Courage, self criticism and stretching ourselves

I want to reflect on my recent experience of having a podcast interview, and share these with you in case they help you to ‘step up’ and get out of your comfort zone. Recently I was guest on the Recovering Perfectionist podcast and spoke with Claire Barton about being a scanner and not being tied…

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Tell someone!

My #geniustip for today is to tell someone they have inspired you or you love their work!!! Or tell others! That might seem totally obvious but it’s been a recent revelation and a whole lot of fun for me. The last two weeks I have consciously given myself permission to be a raving fan girl…

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‘But I’m not creative’

That’s what I hear sometimes when people hear about my art therapy groups. Really? You don’t think you’re creative? Even better reason to come along and see that you are! You don’t have to be an ‘artist’ or have ‘talent’ to work with an art therapist. Art therapy is a form of expression, a way…

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Start where you are

Yes! You are gloriously imperfect and your to-do list is several feet long. Yes, there are cat hairs on your jumper and the washing needs putting away. This is it. This is where it all starts. This is the you that will take the next step. Let your dream happen here, down here on earth…

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