Activity History

2012

May:

Tibetan Buddhist Thangka Painting workshop with Karma Phuntsok at The Open Studio. May Day weekend.

April - May:

Art for Discovery workshop Term 2

February:

"Festival of Tibet" at Brisbane Powerhouse. Volunteer support for Tibetan monks, artist Karma Phuntsok and organiser, Tenzin Cheogyal.

Art for Discovery workshop Term 1 February - March

2011

August:

"Art Therapy: The Art of Possibilities" by MATES (Master Art Therapists Experiential Supervision) collegial group at Percolator Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane

July:

AABCAP (Australian Association of Buddhist Councellors and Psychotherapists) Workshop Death and Dying: Creating a Space for the Unspoken.

March - April:

Volunteering / Trekking in Nepal with ACCF (Australian Cervical Cancer Fund)

Febuary:

"Festival of Tibet" at Brisbane Powerhouse. Volunteer support for Tibetan monks, artist Karma Phuntsok and organiser, Tenzin Cheogyal.

January:

Flooded!"

2010

July - September:

Art for Discovery Group run at Newfarm State School for the NFSS Community Education Program.

August:

"The Art of Therapy: 7 Ways of Working" by MATES (Master Art Therapists Experiential Supervision) collegial group at Percolator Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane

July:

Presentations at International Conference "Building Hope and Resilience" at Griffith University. Topics: "HEAL: Supporting adolescent refugees through Music and Art Therapy" (with Jane Griffin) & "Art of Mandala: Experiential mindfulness based practice".

June:

Contribution of artwork to Rotary / Milpera SHS 2011 calendar

May:

Thangka Painting Workshop at The Open Studio-New Farm

April:

Foundation Mandala Workshops at The Open Studio-New Farm

Thangka Painting Workshop at The Open Studio-New Farm

January:

Foundation Mandala Workshop at The Bodhitree Centre - Mooloola

Festival of Tibet at Brisbane Powerhouse. Volunteer support for Tibetan monks, artist Karma Phuntsok and organiser, Tenzin Cheogyal.

2009

“IDT – A Sampler” – half day workshop experience for Queensland Counsellors Association – co-facilitated with two other practitioners trained in Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT), Florence EE and Larry McCabe.

Advanced Training in IDT – 6 days of training with IDT Inc – New Zealand

Art making activity for refugee youth together with Art Psychotherapists Bethany Mahadeo and Jane Griffin from HEAL, Milpera SHS;

Art Making Day – occasional day making art with artist colleagues at The Open Studio, to relieve artist block, focus creativity and share technical skills

Contribution of artwork to Rotary / Milpera SHS 2010 calendar

“The Art of Therapy” – Inaugural Group Art Exhibition by MATES (Master Art Therapists Experiential Supervision) collegial group at Percolator Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane

“Beyond Talk Therapy” – co-facilitated workshop providing group experience with opportunities for self-examination using creative processes  at Percolator Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane

Hosting and facilitating monthly peer supervision group for practitioners of Interactive Drawing Therapy

Hosting monthly peer supervision group for MATES (Master Art Therapists Experiential Supervision) collegial group

Conflict Resolution Workshop – with Teacher Aides at State Primary School

Stress and Self-Care Workshop – with Parents of Students with Disabilities at State Primary School

Art Therapy/ IDT groups – with Primary and Secondary school aged students at State Primary and Secondary schools. Focus of groups included awareness of self and others – feelings/ strengths/ problem solving capacity/ interaction with others/ developing useful strategies and networks/ sharing personal stories

Development of “Counselling Toolkit” – for sale to Guidance Counsellors

Training in Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT) Child & Adolescents Unit and Working with Groups Unit -IDT Inc.– New Zealand

“Tibet 50 Years– Never give up” - Voluntary support for Australian Tibet Council (ATC) sponsored photographic exhibition at Percolator Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane

Foundation Mandala Workshops at The Open Studio – New Farm

“50 Years in Tibet” – Festival of Tibet at Brisbane Powerhouse. Volunteer support for Tibetan community. Facilitated workshops on sand mandalas and use of sand and tools (chuk-purs)

Gas Kiln installed at The Open Studio – New Farm

2008

Graduating Art Exhibition: Master of Mental Health – Art Therapy at Mater Kids in Mind Gallery, South Brisbane

Art Therapy/ IDT groups – with Primary School aged students at State Primary schools. Focus of groups included awareness of self and others – feelings/ strengths/ problem solving capacity/ interaction with others/ developing useful strategies and networks/ sharing personal stories

Inaugural Hosting and facilitating monthly peer supervision group for practitioners of Interactive Drawing Therapy at The Open Studio – New Farm

Monthly peer supervision group for MATES (Master Art Therapists Experiential Supervision) collegial group

Training in Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT) at Foundation  Level -IDT Inc.– New Zealand

The Open Studio – New Farm is completed

Teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Sydney 11-15 June