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LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE: a psychodrama group – Lane Cove, NSW

An experiential group for all genders…Attendance might be for personal or professional development.

 Psychodrama is The Theatre of Truth. The Drama of the Soul.

The best way to learn about psychodrama is to experience it.

This experiential psychodrama group for people who wish to weave the threads of their life past and present to create the future of their dreams and goals.

Psychodrama is an experiential method- no acting experience needed and absolute beginners or experienced psychodramatists are all very welcome. If you are curious, why not give it a go!?

For more information and to book:

3 February 2023: https://events.humanitix.com/live-your-best-life-a-psychodrama-group3rd-february-2023

31 March 2023: https://events.humanitix.com/live-your-best-life-a-psychodrama-group-31st-march-2023

To learn more about psychodrama, see here.


Women’s Wisdom Circle Lane Cove NSW

Friday’s 7pm to 9pm

Women have always gathered to share their lives and wisdom. 

This is a gentle Circle of sharing. We will use a Talking Bowl and the tool of “She who holds the bowl is the only one who speaks”. We will hold space for each other and with sacred listening come together in a way which is life giving.

A guide will be offered for themes/questions to speak to. Speaking can be as much or as little as is comfortable for you. Individuality and confidentiality are important premises of the group.

What is shared in Circle stays in Circle.

For more information and booking:


17 February 2023: https://events.humanitix.com/monthly-women-s-wisdom-circle-17-february-2023
17 March 2023: https://events.humanitix.com/monthly-women-s-wisdom-circle-17-march-2023
14 April 2023:
12 May 2023:


Women and Power: Active Hope and Empowerment Beyond Despair

Friday 27 January – Sunday 29 January 2023

This retreat for women sprang forth from some ideas of Joanna Macy’s (environmental activist, author, scholar of Buddhism, systems theory and deep ecology.)

Despair is a strong word which we use with intention. It can be confronting to acknowledge or even access the hopelessness we may feel at times. This retreat will allow space and safety for acknowledgement and expression, to the depth and extent that feels right for you.

We will explore the following themes from Dori Midnight as part of our immersive experience:

  • Gratitude
  • Honouring Our Pain
  • Seeing With new Eyes
    • Going Forth

THE RETREAT WILL BE 

  • A time to reconnect deeply with your self, your body, community and the earth
  • A safe place for expression of strong emotions- even those perhaps deemed “unacceptable” by this patriarchal culture.
  • An exploration : “as within so without”- how does your internal reality effect and shape your world? how does the reality of the world effect and shape your inner reality?

The retreat sessions may include Shamanic Womancraft, Psychodrama, Nature & Earth based practices, Joanna Macy’s “The Work That Reconnects”, Yoga, Deep Ecology, Somatic-oriented group processes, Movement, times for silence and reflection.

An Innerview will be conducted with the facilitators prior to the retreat. This will help to clarify your purpose for attending and answer any questions you may have.

RETREAT FEE can be paid by AfterPay (this will include 3.5% AfterPay fee as well as Humanitix fee) or by direct Bank Transfer via the Invoice option.

For more information and to book go to:
https://events.humanitix.com/women-and-power-active-hope-and-empowerment-beyond-despair


Experiential Psychodrama Retreat with Annette Fisher and Katherine Howard

Spontaneity and Creativity – moving into the new. .

For people with any level of experience in psychodrama (from none to lots!). There is a payment plan option if you want to budget for it!

Spontaneity can be defined as the adequate response to a new or present situation, or an adequate and novel response to an old situation.

We are all born with spontaneity and creativity.

The last several years have thrown us all into the new. Months of lockdown, wearing masks, social distancing, working from home, social isolation, home schooling, no school for our children and separation from family and loved ones; as well as for some, loss of work and income. All this has meant a needed response of digging deep and finding new ways to be in the world. There is frustration for those who love to travel and have the freedom to move around the world.

The world we know and trust has changed. And now we are moving back into “the normal”- what does that mean for you?

Despite uncertainty and fear we have found ways to be creative with our life and at other times we have found ways to just get by. Some have found that they have learnt to be slower and more focused and have been deciding on a new approach to their life.

This workshop will focus on the range of responses the pandemic has created in our lives: and what moving “back” into “normal” might mean: some of the responses might include grief, or rage; despair, or stoicism; there may even be pleasure, excitement or curiosity. As we focus on our responses to what has been, we will also explore spontaneity and creativity and source these as we create and build on our vision for the next stage of our life.

Date: Friday 28th April – Sunday 30 April 2023
Location: Rydal Mount, Rydal NSW 2790, Australia
Fee: $595 AUD
Booking: Click here for more information and to book


Professional Development Psychodrama and Groupwork

Monthly group (approximately!) held in Katoomba for anyone who wishes to deepen relationship with their professional roles and develop skills for individual counselling and group work. 

This group is for people who work in helping, teaching, healing, health professions or who are training to offer work in these and related fields.

Contact Me to register interest


Experiential Psychodrama Group in Katoomba

I love the way the roots of the tress in the picture above connect and separate, come together, overlap and then become apart. They are in relationship. Everything is about relationship. 

Psychodrama is the best way I know to develop intimacy and create better relationships.

This experiential psychodrama group is for people who wish to weave the threads of their life past and present to create the future of their dreams and goals.

Psychodrama is an experiential method- no acting experience needed and absolute beginners or experienced psychodramatists are all very welcome. 

The psychodrama method is also a useful tool for professional development.

Session Details

There will be a maximum of 6 participants.

The work of the group will evolve from the lives, issues and warm-ups of the participants.

Bring lunch to share.

Some places may be available for accommodation on Saturday night for a small extra fee.

February 2023: https://events.humanitix.com/experiential-psychodrama-group-katoomba-26-february
March 2023: https://events.humanitix.com/experiential-psychodrama-group-katoomba-26-march


Meeting Sheela na Gig

“Sheela na Gigs are carvings of naked females posing in a manner that is usually described as “exhibiting” themselves and are often found on churches and other religious structures. Even more surprising is the fact that they are not hidden or put somewhere they could be missed but are usually placed in the most prominent and visible positions where everyone could see them such as above the main doorway or over a prominent window” – Jack Roberts
They are predominantly found in Romanesque Churches of between 11th and 13th Century and largely on the western fringes of Europe, but most particularly in Ireland.
No-one knows what they actually mean- there is a lot of supposition but every Sheela is unique (although the exposed vulva is a distinct commonality) and she is variously connected with fertility, the Cailleach or Hag, or perhaps simply put there to place the fear of God in men related to women and sexuality.

This on line workshop for women, explores the enigmatic figure of Sheela na Gig, with a focus on the Irish Sheelas.  They are predominantly found in Romanesque Churches built between 11th and 13th Century and largely on the western fringes of Europe, but most particularly in Ireland.
No-one knows what they actually mean- there is a lot of supposition but every Sheela is unique (although the exposed vulva is a distinct commonality) and she is variously connected with fertility, the Cailleach or Hag, or simply put there to place the fear of God in men related to women and sexuality.
In this on line workshop, we will explore the meaning of the Sacred Hag in our lives as women. There will be a time of sharing photographs and information related to the many Sheela na Gigs Katherine has visited, as well as those stored in the archives of the Irish National Museum in Dublin. There will be an exploration of what she may mean to you personally. How does she show up in your life. When would you call her in? 

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