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Women’s Wellness Circle

A four week program:   7th, 14th, 21st and 28th May 2016.

10am – 12noon

Upstairs at Well Awareness Psychology, 14 Ridge St, North Sydney

 

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Would you like to participate in nourishing creative processes that help you cope with stress and improve the quality of your life?

 

Taking the time to look after your own well-being can often take a backseat to other priorities.  The stress of juggling family responsibilities, work commitments or other issues can often take its toll.

Yet self-care is essential if we are to function effectively in the world. Our well-being is important because it provides us with feelings of happiness, engagement, curiosity and contentment.  Without it, life can feel like a struggle.

The Women’s Wellness Circle is a 4 week program for women (4 x 2 hour sessions) who are interested in exploring creative processes as a means of enhancing their own health and well-being.

When women come together to share their journey in creative ways, it creates a special kind of heartfelt energy.  We make room for honest sharing and deep listening, as well as laughter and sometimes tears.  The Wellness Circle is a time of support, learning and fun, as well as a process of healing and restoration.

You are warmly welcomed to join a small group of like-minded wonderful women as we use art therapy, meditation and creative self-expression as a pathway to personal wellness and greater vitality.

 

ArtMaterials

 

There’ll be lots of different art media to engage your imagination, including pastels, paint, collage and clay.  You’ll be supported to make marks, experiment, take risks and develop your self-confidence.

Participating in a Women’s Wellness Circle can be one of the most nurturing and empowering ways to support your own well-being.   Creative self-expression can help you to:

  • Learn to monitor and manage your stress in positive ways
  • Increase self-awareness so you can understand your thoughts and feelings
  • Reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety and increase your quality of life
  • See your life from a different perspective so that you consider new choices

 No art making experience is necessary to benefit from this program!

 

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Testimonials

The most useful thing for me was the opportunity to be part of such a safe and encouraging group.  I liked exploring my life alongside others.   (Lucy)

I was really glad to be part of this program.  It was such a positive experience!    (Sandra)

The most significant thing for me was realising the benefits of being more creative.  Making time just for me and to do the things that I enjoy is vital to helping me feel good.       (Maureen)

FAQs

But I’m not an artist!  That’s ok.  You don’t need to be.  All you need is willingness to have a go.

You have permission to be a beginner.  Many adults come to art making with some degree of apprehension.  That’s normal.  I provide lots of playful and fun opportunities to experiment and explore the art materials so you can discover how they work.  This helps put your fears to rest.

I haven’t had cancer.  Can I still attend this group?  Yes, any woman who has is interested in exploring well-being through creativity is most welcome.

To foster safety and respect, I encourage an environment of confidentiality where we support each person’s right to privacy. 

Women’s Wellness Circle information:

A four week program:   7th, 14th, 21st and 28th May 2016.

10am – 12noon

Venue:  Upstairs at Well-Aware-ness Psychology, 14 Ridge St, North Sydney.

Cost:  $240

$230  Earlybird.  You need to register and pay by 18th April.

Payment includes all art materials and morning tea.

Bookings are essential. Numbers are limited for your maximum enjoyment.

Please register to confirm your place.  

Cancellation Policy

In a perfect world, every workshop I plan will proceed and every person who registers as a participant will attend.  However, as we all live in an imperfect world, the following information is important when things don’t go to plan…

  • In the unlikely event that the program is cancelled, all confirmed participants will be notified immediately and receive a full refund.
  • If notice is received less than 7 days from the start date of the program, no refund can be given.
  • In the event of a genuine medical emergency (documentation must be sighted), a full refund will be given).

If you have any questions regarding this Cancellation Policy, or any other questions about the Women’s Creative Circle, please contact me here .

The Facilitator

WorkshopPhoto Fiona Fitzpatrick  (B.Ed. M.A.(Art Therapy), Grad Dip Family Therapy, AThR) is a Registered Art Therapist and Family Therapist.  She has over 16 years experience working with groups and individuals in creative ways to help people feel better.  She has a special interest in working with people on the cancer journey.  Fiona is passionate about using art and creativity to help people gain clarity, self-confidence and joy in their life.   She offers a variety of art therapy services, including individual and family sessions, as well as workshops and short-term art therapy groups.  For more information, go to the About Me page or read what others have said about working with me here.

Sanctuary Saturday – An Art Therapy workshop for people on the cancer journey.

Feeling stressed, anxious or worried?  You’re not alone.  Many people who have had cancer are dealing with these issues.  Research has found that art therapy is beneficial in reducing levels of depression, anxiety and stress.

This 3 hour workshop will help you explore ways to  soothe your mind and your heart.

 

The Creative Journey: An Art Therapy Program for People Coping with the Experience of Cancer

This program is for cancer patients who have finished active treatment.  It is open to adults with any type of cancer.

The program aims to strengthen self-identity and increase self-confidence through an exploration of personal creativity.

 

No art making experience is necessary to participate in any of these art therapy events.

If you would like further information about any of the events outlined here, please get in touch.

Did you know that I can develop an art therapy workshop or group program to meet a variety of client needs?

While I specialise in oncology, I also have experience developing art therapy programs for volunteers, carers and people dealing with depression, anxiety and stress.

If you’re curious about how art therapy can help you, your family or someone you care for, contact me via email to set up a FREE, confidential 15-minute phone consultation or fill out the form below to request a call back.