DipMin (Melb), GradDipA(CC) (Monash)
In the past Angela conducted Mindfulness Meditation groups in Leura (for dementia carers) and Blackheath (private group) and currently teaches in North Turramurra and Gordon.
She has held one day and weekend residential retreats focused on exploration of spirituality through mindfulness and dreamwork.
As a writer and storyteller, Angie tailors her stories to the needs of special interest groups, using dramatized narrative, music and PowerPoint storyboards to invoke both emotional and cognitive responses to social awareness issues.
She has written and presented narratives, conjointly with Jack Goldberg, former Chair, Bathurst Domestic Violence Liaison Group, to a variety of service-provider audiences, including:
The Benevolent Society,
Port Stevens DV Committee,
Lithgow Probation and Parole,
Kelso Public DV Awareness Group,
Central West Women’s Health (Bathurst and Orange)
Lithgow Child Protection Interagency Group.
Our Myths – Angie creates women’s workshops centred around the role of myth and the subconscious, using storytelling, meditation, writing, painting, soft-sculpture, chanting and free-movement to express responses to stories and their significance in our lives.
See menu item: “Workshops”
Angela provides spiritual mentoring for seekers from various traditions She believes that the divine unfolds idiosyncratically in the individual, and her studies in interfaith help her to facilitate a wide diversity of spiritual journeys.
The Search for Meaning: a module for the Ageing to Sageing series for retirees, conducted by the Lower Mountains Community Centre
THERAPY AND CELEBRANCY
In her therapy practice (now semi-retired), Angie has a special interest in depression, anxiety, grief-work and the alleviation of embodied trauma.
In her funeral work she is conversant with the rituals of many different traditions and draws on her training in pastoral care and ceremony to create meaningful rites of passage for the bereaved.
Grief and the Carer: Various nursing homes in the Blue Mountains
Mondeval Day Care Centre (Dementia Unit), Leura
Traditions Around Death and Dying: Blue Mountains Palliative Care Network –
Non-Attachment: Sydney Zen Centre – as a panel member, discussing the views of various faith traditions.
“May we live more mindfully,
aware that we stand
on holy ground,
Where all we see
and all we are
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