Bibliotherapy: A Doctor’s Perspective

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…

‘Dementia’ – exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery

‘Dementia’ – exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery

Anna Dorrington’s solo show titled ‘Dementia’ explores her experience losing a husband to dementia. This exhibition is open to the public at the Serpentine Community Gallery until the 10th of September. In Anna’s words :- “This exhibition reflects a deeply personal experience. Anna Dorrington, a practicing artist based in Northern…

What is art therapy?

What is art therapy?

by Liz Dowling, Art Therapist If you’ve ever looked up at clouds and recognised shapes in them you would have been working your intuition and imagination by association. Images seen in random marks or shapes is one of the processes used in art therapy to tune in to the ‘true…

How craft is good for our health

How craft is good for our health

Author: Susan Luckman, Professor of Cultural Studies, University of South Australia At a time when many of us feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 demands of the digital world, craft practices, alongside other activities such as colouring books for grown-ups and the up-surge of interest in cooking from scratch and productive…