Upcoming Events and Recent News​

Moon Shadow and I completed our Advanced Therapy Training 30th March 2019

The Elephant in the Room

7-11 October



Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre

5 Sargood St


MOB: 0401 649 967




Through Creative Arts

and Mindfulness Practice

​​Change is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes we welcome it openly as a sign of new possibilities but at other times, change may be the result of more challenging life aspects. Changes may create internal pain and anxiety that seems unfair and unbearable.

Together we shall explore:                                                                             

  • Attention to the present moment

  • The link between thoughts, emotions and physical reactions

  • How to replace judgment with curiosity

  • Acceptance of difficult emotions

  • Creating balance when it comes to goal setting

  • Being compassionate towards the inner critic without giving it power

  • Who am I?

  • How to practice mindfulness as a way of being.

                                                                                       This low cost 8 week Adult Creative Art Therapy and Mindfulness course may offer you the space to integrate your own personal strengths and inner wisdom. Working within a group allows shared ideas and perspectives, expanding horizons and leading to a new, fulling sense of self.

Beginning 16th July - 3rd September 2018

$120 for the 8 week course

all equipment supplied

The Williamstown Community and Education Centre

Joan Kirner House

14  Thompson St Williamstown

Room 3

October 2017

Moon Shadow and I have successfully 

completed our Animal Assisted Interventions training.

In addition to this, I have advanced my qualifications in Trauma Informed Care, 

Neuroplasticity and

Neural Pathway Connections. 

Life goes on!

An inspiration for all

December 13, 2016


Natalie Rozen




Interview with

Mairead Ashcroft




I have the plesure to announce that I have been asked to participate in "The Hero's Journey Collective" as an inspirational speaker.

All money raised will be donated to the "Art 2 healing Project" providing counselling, education, housing and training programs to women and children who are escaped sex trade victims in Cambodia.


ID u entity Art exhibition, raising awareness for the prevention of AIDS and other blood borne diseases, for intravenous drug users.

I am very proud to say that I am the Art therapist, organizer and fund raiser for this magnificent event with the help of generous community members, staff and clients at Inner Space http://www.innerspace.org.au/.


Works range from Internationally recognized Aboriginal artists, established local artists and collaborations within the IDU community (Intravenous Drug Use) each exploring personal experience and insights of IDU.


The Exhibition will be opened by one of our local Elders with a Welcome to Country at 1pm, Sunday 20th July. The exhibition will run all week in conjunction with the International Aids Conference http://www.aids2014.org/, held in Melbourne 20th - 26th July


I invite everyone to find the time to be part of this soulful community event.

 — at Gallery #9

Transformation DayAbbortsford Convent


$65.00 All day ticket

$45.00 Half day ticket


Experience 10 different healing moralities in one place with like minded people.

10 qualified practitioners.




Creative Sparks (NGO), Svett Moondog (Counselor Art therapist and children's author) and Art of Life with Mairead are working together on this project with refugee and asylum seeking children. It will be one of many projects that Svett and I will be collaborating on. We hope to bring therapeutic creativity, promote community and group integration and have lots and lots of fun using materials from the local environment. We will also engage in movement,music and mindfulness.
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