Altars to honour

creative grief

The festive season is especially hard when you are grieving. If you are feeling tender and sore, Christmas can open deep wells of emotion and leave no space to process it. We’re all supposed to be ‘merry’.

This session is a chance to express and honour those feelings. It’s a workshop using a gentle Gestalt method, where you will be supported to explore your own pathway of expression toward healing.

During the afternoon we will honour Self and honour Absence – whether the absence be someone we love, or other losses that need to be marked.

You will have a chance to speak, listen and make.
The creative making is non-directed and you will have choices as to what you do – so that you get to express how you need to express.
No experience in art is needed, and you don’t need to be ‘creative’. You will be supported to explore and experiment with visual and/or written media, and to share with mutual respect in a small group.


What will we be doing?

graphic showing workshop title 'Growing the language of Soul' and an image of two hands holding a heart that is growing leaves.From the Growing the Language of Soul series, these workshops are designed to hold a safe and nourishing space for participants to explore and map their inner landscapes. We do this in a small group setting, using creative processes. Techniques include intuitive processes, guided visualisations, and a mix of options to paint, draw, collage, write and make things. You don’t have to be an artist or feel that you are ‘creative’ to fully participate and enjoy. In fact, I especially welcome people who believe they are ‘not creative’ or who feel blocked in their creativity. That’s my job – to help you connect and discover!

For this workshop, numbers are capped at 6 so that you have space to share and interact. Talking about your process can help bring it to greater clarity, but you don’t have to talk about it. The invitation will be there and your response will be honoured. I hold a choiceful and safe space where I encourage you to name your own experience and have that respected, rather than tell you what I think it all means.

I love the intimacy of your workshops allowing access to my “I AM” in a safe, nurturing space


1pm-5pm Saturday 20 January


$75 (by prior bank deposit – details provided when you enrol)

What’s included

All materials are provided together with light refreshments.  Please also wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable for lounging about and making art in.

Where’s the venue?

Bunya House, 1167 South Pine Road Arana Hills (in Brisbane’s north-west). If you don’t know the area, let me know so I can send you way-finding information. It’s a magical address that sometimes hides from iPhones and GPSs, but Google knows where it is!

Enrolments are essential:

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