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? ... See MoreSee Less
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
Creating Art during the Art and Wellness Retreat has nothing to do with creating a beautiful work of art that needs to be admired; therefor no artistic experience or prior knowledge is required. The only requirement is that you allow yourself to be You, and if you don’t know what that means, this retreat is an opportunity to find out. The Art of Being Your Self. ... See MoreSee Less
Start of a new year ‘let’s face it 2019’ - a portrait a week with different media. A wonderfully motivating on line course with the Kara Bullock Art School #josephinasart #arttherapy #portrait #graphitedrawing ... See MoreSee Less
My passion is authentic self expression. Loving yourself enough to allow yourself to speak your heart and risk being misunderstood or not accepted by others who don’t have the capacity yet to love themselves unconditionally.
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are” G. jung
Just playing with colour, while waiting for a massage client... from feeling a bit low in energy to boosting my creative energy and divine connection which will benefit both me and my client. Art therapy... Ahhhh.... so good ... See MoreSee Less
You always have a choiceMICHAEL'S MUSINGS: I am often asked about my forecast for our future. My answer invariably disappoints them; where you focus energy flows, and connects, and creates. In other words there are almost as many futures as there are people. However, consensus reality - where most people believe the same things about life - will be a shared collective experience. Their overall experience of a future will be more-of-the-same. The people who have consciously focussed on their spiritual growth will probably experience a different reality than the consensus collective, but they will share similar experiences with each other. Their overall future will have a far greater potential for Newness. Your future is not preordained. It is based in your relationship with self/Self. If you fully Love yourself for who you are now, then your future will be of the New. It has nothing to do with spiritual knowledge or other peoples perception of you. Your relationship with yourself - Now - is your relationship with life, with creation, with God . . . and with the so-called future. YOU are the creator!
I thoroughly recommend that you live your life taking every opportunity to CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love! ... See MoreSee Less
Having the blues. Feeling sad for someone else and processing it through art therapy. A powerful way to express feelings with colour and strokes on canvas. Bringing the feeling out in the open or ‘externalising’ it helps to move the energy through and out of your system quicker. Although the event in your life may not change as such, the way you look at it and experience it will be transformed. Thus giving you the opportunity to feel your whole self again, more centred and grounded than before. #arttherapy #artpsychotherapy #josephinasart #sad ... See MoreSee Less
I've never shared any of the projects I do in a nursing home with people living with dementia, but I feel inspired to do so now. In this project I invited the 6 participants that are in the beginning to medium stages of dementia to draw a single tree and place it on a large sheet of paper to form a 'forest', symbolic for living together in diversity. They then took turns to paint on the in between colours. It turned out to be a great collaboration project. When I asked them to describe the qualities of their tree, they invariably described their own essence of being. They loved it! ... See MoreSee Less