Thought Patterns and Suffering.

Thought patterns and suffering are connected! Our thoughts, just like our breath, run on autopilot. Just as well really, otherwise we would need to think about every little thing we do all the time. Imagine needing full conscious awareness to drive your car, or walk down the street or get your card out of your … Read more

Why Ceremony?

Ceremony Hobart

Ceremony simply supports my wellbeing. Sometimes my anxiety levels take a hike upwards . It’s part of being human. Non of us can feel fab100% of the time. We’re designed to feel, we are emotional beings . We can feel grounded and centred, overwhelmed, in despair, off being frantic, anxious and chaotic, on fire with … Read more

Healing the Nervous System

Healing the Nervous System takes time! Why can’t I heal fast?? I hear your question! Why can healing take so long and need to come from a place of slowing down and inner calm? Why can’t it be a BOOM AND ITS DONE experience? I want this over NOW!!! Does this resonate? Do you think … Read more

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

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