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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…

Book Review – the Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

Book Review – the Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village Written by Joanna Nell 2018, Hachette ISBN: 9780733640353 Review by Dr Zewlan Moor – Byron Bibliotherapy Looking for a summer read? This may appeal to you, as well as your patients. The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village is a romantic comedy set…

Ballina Players – “Beauty and the Beast”

Ballina Players – “Beauty and the Beast”

Tickets on sale for Beauty & The Beast on Monday. A reminder that Just Funkin tickets draw a booking fee of $2/ticket, but online does not. Directed by Jacquie McCalman, Choreographed by Anna Jaques & Sher Manu, and Musically Directed by Riley O’Shannessy with a 5 piece band, this production…

Auditions for “It Could Be Any One of Us”

Auditions for “It Could Be Any One of Us”

The audition details have been announced for this Murder Mystery Comedy to be held in late March 2019. The play is called It Could Be Any One Of Us. Full synopsis, cast requirements, etc can be found by clicking here PLEASE FORWARD TO FRIENDS, ETC WHO YOU THINK MAY BE…

Art Therapy at Lismore Women’s Health Centre

Art Therapy at Lismore Women’s Health Centre

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…

The science is in: gardening is good for you

The science is in: gardening is good for you

The science is in: gardening is good for you Time spent weeding, potting and pruning can be as good for the gardener as it is for the garden. Image from www.shutterstock.com Chris Williams, University of Melbourne As the weather warms and days lengthen, your attention may be turning to that…