Altars to honour

creative grief

The festive season is especially hard when you are grieving. If you are feeling tender and sore, the Christmas/New Year period can open a deep well of emotion and leave no space to process it. We’re all supposed to be in party mode, relaxing and having fun.

Here is a chance to express and honour your grief. It’s a creative session using a gentle Gestalt method, where you will be supported to explore your own means of expression toward healing.

During the afternoon we will take time to honour Self and honour Absence – whether the absence be someone we love, or other losses that need to be marked. There will be an opportunity to make something tangible, and an opportunity to talk and listen, and be listened to.

The creative part of the session will allow you to make/write/draw something that supports and honours your own particular journey and insights.
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.


Enrolments are essential:

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