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70 Million views! What an impact.

70 Million views! What an impact.

Why this is sooo good and been watched over 70 million times on Facebook – no exaggeration, yes really 70million! Carpool Karaoke is one of those clips that you watch with great interest and have bit of a chuckle but there was something pretty special about this one....

We need to stop saying this…

We need to stop saying this…

This week is mens health week and got me thinking about how I was horrified when I went to a health event a couple of months ago and there was a story that ended with this punchline. It was supposed to be funny, to get a bit of a rise and enliven the crowd but for me...

See what we get up to

We take an inside look at an Ignite Art Therapies staff wellbeing workshop while hearing from Bel all about their services. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6esOxXfl2pU

A Big Decision

A Big Decision

Earlier this year I spoke about a calling, that sometimes you need to listen to that little voice that keep nagging for you to do something even thought rationally it makes no sense to do that. I went a little quiet on that front (believe me the voice got louder and...

Privacy Matters

Privacy Matters

Something got me a little worked up today and it highlighted to me the importance of maintaining confidentiality and privacy with those that we work with. Something that seems like no big deal can be highly sensitive to others. And while this incident was seemingly...

This is what we have been up to at TEDx Adelaide

This is what we have been up to at TEDx Adelaide

Ignite Art Therapies were thrilled to demonstrate art therapy at the TEDx Adelaide event on Thursday. The aim being bringing individuals together and connecting the TEDx community. I am not sure what you see when you look at the final piece (section pictured) but what...

To be revealed…

To be revealed…

Last night I had an instinct to do an art therapy process after huge week of facilitating one on one sessions, a couple of wellbeing workshops and a collaborative process at TEDx. It was a great reminder to just go with it and see what insights come, its not like what...

When helping isn’t that helpful

When helping isn’t that helpful

I have been to a few events recently and have been a little stunned with some of the behaviours of people that are trying to help others. While I know that their action comes from a place of care, I have been cringing at the way that others were disempowered through...

Someone walked out before we started

Someone walked out before we started

Recently I had someone walk out of a workshop before we got into the main content. I use picture cards to check in with participants at the beginning of the session – everyone chooses a card to describe how they are at the moment. Often descriptions such as ‘I am just...

The reaction was bigger than the situation

The reaction was bigger than the situation

I was talking with colleagues the other day about a really embarrassing thing that happened to me. I am able to laugh about it now and It really highlights how a seemingly innocent experience can trigger something that ends in tears. In this scenario it was the really...

Those moments that speak to you!

You know those moments when something speaks to you, where it feels like it was there just for you in that moment in time – that happened when we sat listening Angie Hart sing acoustically in an art gallery this afternoon. She sang a spine tingling song called Don’t’...

Unexpected Surprises!

Unexpected Surprises!

This past weekend I had no plans except to stay in Melbourne with a friend after a conference – and so many unexpected things eventuated. Life can be so full of schedules, of appointments, meetings, busyness, just constantly moving onto the next thing that the...

Why this sign got me fired up!

Why this sign got me fired up!

I `m going to try not to get all grumpy pants about this but I was a little taken aback when I was with a friend strolling down a shopping strip and saw this on a shop front window. - "I want it all! Shopping is cheaper than a psychologist".  I must say it got me a...

What actually happens in a 1:1 Art Therapy Session?

What actually happens in a 1:1 Art Therapy Session?

What happens in an art therapy session? Its really hard to just jot down what actually happens in art therapy, as each individual session is personally tailored according to what you want to get out of the session. The first thing is to establish what you want to...

Cancer – Big Turning Point.

I continuously support people through some of the most vulnerable, raw, stuck times in their life and I am constantly in wonder at the human spirit and how adversity brings out certain qualities. The big stuff can be awkward to navigate but we need to have time to...

What does your Inner Child want to tell you?

What does your Inner Child want to tell you?

CLICK BELOW TO SEE WHAT WE WONDERed - and what others thought! What We Wonder is a new series that explores life and what makes us, us. This edition is a curious look at what we may have forgotten and allowing our inner child to speak to us. What is your inner child...

Something I have been wanting to do for ever!

Something I have been wanting to do for ever!

Its my birthday on Monday and usually at this time of year I can feel the emotion building but some how it’s a little different this year. I would always have a weird energy around it –maybe its about what hasn’t happened on my life, unfulfilled dreams or a sadness of...

Its a Crying Shame.

Its a Crying Shame.

While conducting a de-brief the other day with some staff having difficulties after some incidents at work, something was highlighted to me. Some actions are seen as being supportive but in reality they are not. Often we are uncomfortable with discomfort and do...

Things Aren’t Always What they Seem

Things Aren’t Always What they Seem

Let have a chat about something really important - things arent always what they seem. Often we see people that seem to have it all, the great lifestyle, wonderful partner, gorgeous house, kids that go to a really nice school, those that are getting rewarded for being...

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