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2 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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To all my dear massage clients: I am taking a sabbatical from massaging to focus on my own art making. I am still available for art therapy and counseling sessions.
I am happy to refer you to all the other magnificent ka huna massage therapists in the Brisbane area.
Wishing you a healthy body and happy mind. Aloha.
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1 month ago

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@josephinasart @australianbushflowers ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Art therapy may help you access parts of you that words can’t reach... ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Mother’s Day Art and Wellness workshop at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane.

I felt honoured this morning to facilitate the Art and Wellness Workshop dedicated to Mother’s Day. After spending some mindfulness time in front of a number of paintings in the Australian Gallery that relate to the theme of ‘the mother’, we all chose one painting that brought up memories of our mother, grandmother, children or an event. An emotional inner journey for some of us.
We took our feelings and thoughts into a visual expression, some with collage, some with paint, some with crayons. After witnessing each other’s works and a heartfelt sharing of our experiences of the artmaking the words that described our state of being were relaxed, calm, connected and compassionate.

The next Art and Wellness Workshop for members of QAGOMA will be on June 22nd at the GOMA. A different experience every time.
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Mother’s Day Art and Wellness workshop at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane.

I felt honoured this morning to facilitate the Art and Wellness Workshop dedicated to Mother’s Day. After spending some mindfulness time in front of a number of paintings in the Australian Gallery that relate to the theme of ‘the mother’, we all chose one painting that brought up memories of our mother, grandmother, children or an event. An emotional inner journey for some of us. 
We took our feelings and thoughts into a visual expression, some with collage, some with paint, some with crayons. After witnessing each other’s works and a heartfelt sharing of our experiences of the artmaking the words that described our state of being were relaxed, calm, connected and compassionate. 

The next Art and Wellness Workshop for members of QAGOMA will be on June 22nd at the GOMA. A different experience every time.Image attachment

2 months ago

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Its with immense pleasure that I work at the Queensland Art gallery in the Art and Dementia program.
Groups of up to 7 participants from nursing homes or respite services come to the art gallery where -after enjoying morning tea in the cafe -they will view 2 artworks in the Australian collection with a guide. The guide actively engages the participants in conversation about the artworks. Often a lot of reminiscing takes place.
Then I walk them to my art table, all set up invitingly with sensory materials and examples of what one can do with the materials provided. The participants have a choice in what they would like to create with paint, crayons, collage, or a combination of all the above. They get to give a title to their work and we show it to all.
Sometimes it takes some prompting to get them going, but once the first pencil strokes are on the paper, off they go!
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Its with immense pleasure that I work at the Queensland Art gallery in the Art and Dementia program. 
Groups of up to 7 participants from nursing homes or respite services come to the art gallery where -after enjoying morning tea in the cafe -they will view 2 artworks in the Australian collection with a guide. The guide actively engages the participants in conversation about the artworks.  Often a lot of reminiscing takes place. 
Then I walk them to my art table, all set up invitingly with sensory materials and examples of what one can do with the materials provided. The participants have a choice in what they would like to create with paint, crayons, collage, or a combination of all the above. They get to give a title to their work and we show it to all. 
Sometimes it takes some prompting to get them going, but once the first pencil strokes are on the paper, off they go!Image attachmentImage attachment

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How beautiful! Your talent is such a special gift. More, much more of what you do is needed in this community that we live in called humanity. Thank you for sharing what you do with the people that so need it 🙏🙏🥰

3 months ago

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No need to hurry. In the moment is eternity. #josephinasart #dragonfly ... See MoreSee Less

No need to hurry. In the moment is eternity. #josephinasart #dragonfly

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Beautiful ❤️

Yes...reminding myself so often recently...:) This is a joy to behold with my eyes 💚

3 months ago

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4 months ago

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I facilitated my first Art and wellness workshop for members of the art gallery in Brisbane yesterday. A great success.
After an initial mindfulness meditation with flute playing we explored our inner landscape with painting and collage and shared our art processes and insights in the group.
Someone’s comment: well, that was a 20 out of 10!😁😁
Me very happy 💃

The next Art and wellness workshop on May 12th is on its way to be fully booked.
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I facilitated my first Art and wellness workshop for members of the art gallery in Brisbane yesterday. A great success. 
After an initial mindfulness meditation with flute playing we explored our inner landscape with painting and collage and shared our art processes and insights in the group. 
Someone’s comment: well, that was a 20 out of 10!😁😁
Me very happy 💃

The next Art and wellness workshop on May 12th is on its way to be fully booked.

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Congratulations Josephine well deserved 🌟

4 months ago

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For 18 months now I ve been working as an art psychotherapist in different nursing homes (of Alzheimer’s Queensland) and the Queensland Art Gallery (in the Art and Dementia program) in Brisbane. I can truly say that engaging the residents, living with dementia in the various stages of the illness, with the creative arts has been very rewarding.
I ve seen the arts (painting, collage, flute playing and singing) visibly touch their soul. The eyes light up and they become focused and present.

Did you know that those who can hardly formulate words anymore can still sing a whole song?
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Fantastic! 💜💜💜

Oh beautiful Josephine! I used to work in nursing homes as an AIN years ago, and used to help out in the dementia unit as well. They love to sing, and music brings out so much emotion for them. 🙏🏽❤️🌈

Josephine do they hold workshops for Carer’s if dementia clients

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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“If you want the moon, do not hide at night. If you want a rose, do not run from the thorns. If you want love, do not hide from yourself “. Rumi ... See MoreSee Less

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