March, 2013:

Art Therapy for women who have experienced domestic violence and trauma

I am pleased to let you know that I am offering an other Art Therapy Group

through the Women’s Resource Service in Mullumbimby


When:       Weekly Commencing Wednesday 1st May  10am – 1 pm

                   For 7 weeks until Wednesday 12th June.


Where:      Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre

                   55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby


RSVP:       contact Neroli to arrange a pre-group interview session

on 6684 4299


“These groups focus on connecting participants with their outer and inner resources and strength. We all tend to focus on the problem and often overlook resources already present. The groups are experiential and educational giving women the understanding and tools to establish a sense of control and stability which are fundamental for trauma resolution. The group-processes also assist women to move from isolation to new connections with other women to promote healing.” Claudia Gyr.


The program includes five major components.

1. Learning simple mindfulness practices

2. Somatic body centered exercises

3. Education about the biology of trauma

4. Listening skills and group sharing’s

5. Creative arts process to ground experiences and encourage further insights.


These processes are supported in a non-judgmental environment respecting each person’s pace and ability. This workshop prepares people to be better resourced to process trauma in therapy but is not a psychotherapy group.  It is important that participants will have an initial interview session at the Women’s Resource Service to assess suitability.


 “I was afraid and overwhelmed with negative emotions and now I feel positive, empowered and more able to cope”…..

“Claudia uses her gifts and personal experience, understanding to guide you through a very powerful, healing and growing process that was so nurturing and empowering”

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Healing Early Childhood Wounds Workshop

Diane Poole-Heller is teaching in Sydney 16th-18th of August 2013.  In her words about the workshop:”Learn effective approaches to healing childhood wounds with essential body based tools that help clients enjoy fulfilling relationships”.

I can highly reckommend Diane Pooole-Hellers workshops for people interested learning more about childhood development, attachment styles and somatic experiencing. Her trainings are some of the best trainings I every attended and has influenced the way I work with people greatly.

She is also a very skilled presenter making the workshops engaging and very inspiring. For more information check out the link below.