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New art therapy approach to healing trauma

New art therapy approach to healing trauma

Very few specifically focused art therapy courses are available online, but a well-known Australian art therapist is offering a new accredited course in the cutting edge work of Guided Drawing. Cornelia Elbrecht, Founder and Director of the Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy, holds workshops both here and overseas and has…

Community inspires innovation in pilot program for Indigenous clients

Community inspires innovation in pilot program for Indigenous clients

– by Janet Grist, editor HealthSpeak A pilot compassion-focused therapy program for Aboriginal clients funded by NCPHN was transformed by turning to art to work successfully with clients. Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is a recently developed evidence-based therapy, particularly focused on addressing high levels of shame and self-criticism. Often such people…

The joy of clay

The joy of clay

As Academic Lead for Aboriginal Health at the University Centre for Rural Health in Lismore, Bundjalung woman Emma Walke finds herself encouraging med and allied health students to find a passion outside of their day to day work and study that refreshes and nurtures them. Emma’s source of joy is…