Death Observed

Death arrived closer to midnight than dawn. Friday morning 19th January 2024. (Warning: this post is raw, truthful an graphic and may trigger difficult feelings for the reader). Cold, reminding me of deep waters, her body hardens, stiffens, reminding me of dense earth. From where her body came, so shall it return. Her tongue hangs … Read more

Energy Healing

Intuitive Art Hobart

Energy healing is important work we can continue to practice. Recently I attended a presentation and observed the energy within the small group. Some participants were visibly distress and down hearted.  As I listened to the presentation I became increasingly curious.  During question time some members oozed out fear and grief and a quality of … Read more


Through the art of ceremony we can cross from the world of matter and form, entering the subjective unseen, a world that is impossible to comprehend no matter how we try. As human beings, we can imagine our heart felt connection, insights and guidance coming from whatever feels right for us. Some of us may … Read more

Grief and Trauma

Grief and trauma can enter our life hand in hand and come to us with unimaginable pain. Although our loss doesn’t go away, we can learn how to make space for a new way of being in the world. We can bravely open our hearts once more and embrace the idea that pain is indeed … Read more

Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are accompanied by a deep searing pain, like non other. Grief changes us, pushing us into a tumultuous ocean of unbearable emotion that invites us to explore new ways of being in the world. Grief invites us to bear the unbearable. Expressive Grief Work in a group setting is extremely healing, providing … Read more

Trauma Informed Therapy

Trauma informed therapy underpins the work we do at the Ceremonial Art Healing Centre. Ceremony provides a doorway into gently slowing down, connecting to the senses and feeling safe. Mindfulness and somatic experiencing are both safely woven into the work we do together through meditation and coaching. Within a supported environment, participants can slowly expand … Read more


Pain??? Why the hell would I want to feel it? Is pain useful? How we look at pain can help Think of pain as fuel: CLEAN vs DIRTY fuel in a vehicle. In our body. We experience CLEAN pain (which hurts like hell) through honesty, accountability and vunerability. Being with ourself truthfully can be sooooo … Read more


“Anxiety – grips my chest.I breathe. I press my hand firmly over my heart and keep breathing. In and out. I am with myself.It doesn’t feel nice.I feel tears welling up in my eyes.Warm, heated, discomfort. I know these feelings will pass like a cloud.I am watching, acknowledging and being with my truth.This being human … Read more

My life broken

My life is a mosaic of broken tiles and glass shards, soft flower petals, scattered around. A warm drink in my hands. I am at peace with who I am. Wind whistles through tree tops, The ocean waves roll in and out. A butterfly sits on my shoulder. I am at peace with who I … Read more

Internal Family System

It helps me a lot to visualize within myself an internal family system. My higher self and shadow parts. Protective adult parts, rebelliousness adolecents as well as childlike parts and all that sits inbetween. All helpful and necessary at certain times in my life. Some I love and others I sit with in discomfort. Some … Read more

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