Using what I describe as ‘the art of the word’—our capacity to listen, converse and create meaning through what we share together—we grow more able to see our lives clearly and more free to give what we have to offer the world.
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- facilitation and mediation
- workshops and professional development
Living wisely and creatively is the aim of those who seek my support. When we act from wisdom and creativity we can meet the challenges in our inner lives, work and relationships. Seeing ‘emotional stuckness’ as a sign that something in our life or work needs attention allows self-reflection and a sense of the bigger picture. When we commit to making meaning of whatever occurs within our lives, we ‘stay with it’ as we navigate the tough parts of our lives.
Whatever happens. Whatever
what is is is what
I want. Only that. But that.
Galway Kinnell, ‘Prayer’
My own path is grounded in a transformative view of conflict and emotion, in phenomenology and depth psychology, as well as in ‘human wisdom’ or anthroposophy, the wide-ranging spiritual philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, a source of understanding about the unseen forces at work in our lives and in the physical, soul and spiritual realms. 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.
Browse through the other pages on this website especially my blog, or give me a call to see if I’m the right person to support you. You can reach me on 0422 019 970 or +61 3 9876 2395.
You can also read the praise section to find out what people experience when they work with me.
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 as well as working in communication including as a technical writer for Cochlear and in cabin crew communications at Qantas. As a freelance and academic writer I have had pieces published in journals, magazines and newspapers as well as book chapters.
My work focuses on communication and the word. 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 a 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 and performance storyteller at the Singapore International Storytelling festival. In 2017, I have presented workshops at conferences including Life and Living, Tocal and Moral Technologies.
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