by Liz Dowling
The Lismore Women’s Health and Resource Centre is open to women in any situation for counselling and support they may need.
I began my art therapy workshops there last May. Initially, participants expected me to ‘read’ their artwork but I explained that I facilitate their processing their feelings and cannot presume to know them as well as they know themselves.
Self-empowerment, i.e. personal decision-making and owning the responsibility which come with it, can be an exciting experience. So, in creating an artwork there is problem-solving which, as the mind ‘hands over control’ to the intuitive self, becomes so much easier and even playful.
So, our workshops embrace mindfulness and self-image, sometimes working individually and sometimes working together. The group environment has become so supportive and inspiring as people share their own wisdom with each other.
I am grateful to be working in this wonderful place with such a wonderful team.
My thanks and see you next year.
Workshops are held once a month on a Monday morning 10am-12pm.
Information from the Centre on 6621 9800 or visit 60 Uralba St Lismore.