Creativity can be a path towards healing and transforming what is ailing us—as individuals and groups, as well as on a much broader scale. It can be a way to grow more self-aware, harvest our inner wisdom and move beyond reactivity to engage more wholeheartedly with our lives.
Through individual sessions, and through group work as well as in education, writing and editing, I help people respond creatively to whatever is keeping them stuck. Through listening and creative practices, I work with people who want to live their spiritual aspirations in the nitty gritty of everyday life. This is the true work of the soul.
And it can get sticky in the soul realm because it’s the place where we encounter the catalysts for our development. Fears, challenges and obstacles help us when we grow more responsive to them rather than being stifled by them.
The pain, sadness, challenge and anxiety that we experience in our souls are also the source of the creative impulses which can provide healing and inspiration, and which also connect us to the sources of greater wisdom, both within and beyond our own individuality.
Read the praise section to find out what people experience when they work with me.
Listen deeply and the world tells us where we need to travel.
I am an evidence-based researcher and practitioner using phenomenological approaches. My work and my research is founded on the principles that as human beings, soul wisdom (or psychology) can serve us when it acknowledges we are more than just minds. We have hearts and bodies as well.
…if only we arrange our life in accordance with the principle which tells us that we must always trust in the difficult, then what now appears to us as the most alien will become our most intimate and trusted experience.
Rainer Maria Rilke (from ‘Letters to a young poet’)
I completed a PhD on listening in conflict, after studying a Masters in Conflict Resolution, following an undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology. I have also studied and taught in the Steiner education system.
I teach or have taught at RMIT, La Trobe and Victoria universities in Melbourne and learned and taught at the International School of Storytelling, as well as ‘In the belly of the whale’ school in New Zealand. As an experienced mentor, coach, mediator, educator and storyteller, I have presented at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the United States. In 2013, I was the keynote speaker at the Singapore International Storytelling festival. Recently, I have presented workshops at conferences including Life and Living, Tocal and Moral Technologies, both in April 2017.
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