LATEST NEWS: The women of Counterpart Let it all Go!
June 27th 2018
I recently ran a workshop for the women at Counterpart, which is a statewide service that offers programs and support to women with breast or gynecological cancer.
The theme for the workshop was Transformation, and being late autumn it was the perfect time to explore the idea of shedding. Just as trees lose their leaves in autumn in order to make way for new growth, we also go through transitions where we are encouraged (or forced!) to let go of what no longer serves us.
The women who have all been challenged with seriously ill health welcomed the opportunity to leave their thoughts, worries and concerns behind and focus on “me time”, creating a healing doll in a supportive environment.
Prayer, thoughts and wishes for their future were incorporated into the doll, and appropriate colours chosen to symbolise the energies they wished to bring into the next phase of their life.
Everyone enjoyed spending time connecting with others going through similar challenges. There is something about creating with other women that is especially healing.
You can see some of their creations here.
Dec 4th 2017: Seasons of the Doll Australia is now selling handmade dolls online!
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HELLO AND WELCOME
I am a Melbourne based art therapist, healing doll artist and creator of Seasons of the Doll Australia workshops.
I create sculptural dolls and collages using found objects, natural materials and textiles and facilitate workshops on using dolls and art making for healing.
Based on my own experience and healing journey, I believe that the expressive arts are the medicine for our time.
In order to heal the rifts in our soul and in our communities, both local and global, the focus must be on finding new wisdom and resources from deep within, in the realm of the creative imagination.
The art therapy process that I employ in my doll workshops, Open Studio and community arts workshops allow the space for this connection to the creative source to develop and flourish.
This can liberate an inner strength, promote self esteem and foster other positive qualities like joy, compassion and equanimity.
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