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Alchemy: Healing through Art and Nature
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The world can be stressful and confusing…but there is hope. If you’ve tried conventional talk-based counselling but nothing has “shifted”, Transpersonal Art Therapy can be a refreshing change. I specialize in Group Programs and Workshops and I also focus providing services for people in rural, regional and remote areas.
You found me! I'm Sara Isherwood.
I run Alchemy, a healing service with a focus on the healing qualities of Art Making and Nature. Would you like to
- Connect with Nature and your imagination as a source of healing...?
- Learn sustainable, satisfying ways to work with Mother Earth and your creativity to solve life's problems...?
- Be more resilient and courageous...?
You have come to the right place.
I offer professional services in Counselling, Transpersonal Art Therapy and Reiki Healing. I also design and facilitate specific Workshops and Programs for people living in rural, regional and remote areas.
WHAT DOES TRANSPERSONAL MEAN?
The word Transpersonal simply describes experiences and worldviews that extend beyond the everyday – such as different states of consciousness, dreams, symbols, myth and story in the human psyche.
Transpersonal Art Therapy uses transpersonal experiences (which we all share), art and natural processes in a healing way. Transpersonal Art Therapy can be a engaging, satisfying and refreshing way of solving problems.
I was born in remote central Australia and grew up with a connection to the Earth, and a love of drama making art, and the bush. At 19, I moved to Brisbane to study a BA in Drama at the Queensland University of Technology. Since graduating I have worked, lived and travelled through much of Australia and overseas. I worked in community arts and theatre, retail and small business, biodynamic farming, administration, disability services, child protection, and private practice (counselling).
I offer concession rates for students and pensioners.
Thank you for visiting and feel free to send me a message or enquiry.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor of Arts (Drama)
- Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy
- Diploma of Counselling
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
- Certificate IV in Small Business Management (completing)
I have worked in Child Protection, Disability Services, Community Arts, the Arts industry, and a wide range of work environments including small business, retail, and biodynamic agriculture/farming. I have also worked all over Australia including indigenous/remote areas, and overseas (UK).
For more information about the best services for your needs or to organise an appointment - just give me a call!
Many people (especially adults) have not picked up a paint brush or crayon since they were at school. This is not a problem. You can re-explore what it means to be creative and just play. I will support and help you.
Counselling is a process that enables a person to calmly address their problems and issues in a supportive environment so that a greater understanding can be achieved. All sessions are confidential and a good counselor is non-judgemental but supportive and caring.
The origins of Reiki are so ancient that they have been buried by the sands of time and no one can tell the "old" story. The story of a rediscovery, however, can be told.