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Engaging with children who have experienced trauma.

Children who have experienced trauma need help to build a collection of successes, rather than a list of failures. Trauma by definition, is unbearable and intolerable. Feelings of intense fear, helplessness, loss of control and threat of death characterize it. Trauma can overwhelm a person mentally, emotionally and physically. However, trauma is not limited to […]

Disabled And a New Parent? Some Tips on Making It Work

I was recently contacted by someone to  publish their writing on my website. I decided to go ahead an help out this stranger as I am passionate about equality, people with disabilities and mental health. So here it is, an article by Ashley Taylor. I hope you will find it helpful! Ashley Taylor is a […]

Creative Workshop- Art and Expression

Thank you to all the children who stopped by on Saturday at my art therapy table at the Pottery Barn store in Chadstone Shopping Centre. The workshop provided opportunity for children and adults to explore their creative side. I was surprised to see how many parents were willing to leave their children with two friendly […]

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” Theodore Roosevelt.

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” Theodore Roosevelt. At times, such as life transitions, when children are leaving the nest, changing career in your 50’s, looking for a new job or perhaps a breakdown of a relationship, staying positive and not comparing yourself to others can be very difficult. How does one overcome the natural […]

Do you feel that you are living with a teen-alien?

5 clues for better communication with your teenager: Communicating with your teenager can sometimes be very challenging! How can you avoid that common situation when a simple misunderstanding or question, quickly descends into yelling and chaos? Despite their body language, their apparent disinterest and occasional damn rudeness, all teens need to feel love, approval and […]

Wheel of emotions in art therapy

Robert Plutchik (1927 –2006) was a professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, professor at the University of South Florida and he was also a psychologist. Robert Plutchik stated that there are eight basic emotions: joy, trust, fear, surprise, sadness, anticipation, anger, and disgust. He created the wheel of emotions, which illustrates the various […]

The benefits of keeping a journal

Brain Balance Ever since I remember myself as a ten years old I kept a journal. I remember how excited I got to receive a new pen from my parents for my eleventh birthday. Immediately, I decided I would only use it to write in my journal. Many years have passed since then, and I […]

Giving Advice

Hello everyone! The vulnerability of giving advice How easy it is for us to get into the trap of giving advice in relationships when it is actually not wanted? In my work with groups, I see people that finally open up after years of bottled up emotions inside. They share with the group what is […]

Growing up without a father

Growing up without a father This week I found myself talking with some of my clients about growing up with inadequate parents. It astounded me to hear how many individuals have been disappointed by their parents. Feelings of rejection and words such as unloved had frequent mentions in the discussions. On Saturday morning I embraced […]

The purpose and benefits of the Art Therapy Group

Hello everyone! A few words about the purpose and benefits of the Art Therapy Group:  Purpose of Art Therapy Group: Art therapy supports our process when words are not enough. I facilitate Art Therapy workshops where the participants have the opportunity to engage with their feelings and emotions associated with depression and anxiety, as well […]