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Music: Native American tranquil pipes with river and woods sounds

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Community awareness- seeing your obstacles as gifts that can take you to places that you might never have ventured.

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Art: Making art accessable to kids in your home is well worth any little mess that might happen. I believe a messy table and engaged child is better than a messy sense of self.

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Music: Black is the colour . This song is a traditional Scottish ballad about 150 years old. It holds magical memories for me.

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Community awareness: Only when we take the oppertunity explore others perspectives can we develope empathy

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Research: Doodling is a tool the mind can use for not loosing focus but can, in fact, enhance focus and learning. I wish I had this information to offer to my teachers when I was younger.

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Community awareness: Coexist

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Research: The confident man is a website dedicated to answering some of the difficult topics that men face today.

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GrahamStoney, creator of Confidant Manhttp://confidentman.net/relationships/women-men-vulnerable

Research: Right and Left brain. Art Therapy explores wisdom from the creativity of the right brain through art processes and integrates this wisdom with the rational thinking left brain in order to create balance and wholeness.

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" The intuitive mind ( right hemisphere  is a sacred gift and the rational mind ( left hemisphere  is a faithful servant. We have created a world that honors the servant but has forgotten the gift." Albert Einstein. 

Music: One hour meditation- Sai Eashwaraya, Om on sai ram mantra

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Research: Human being from conception to birth.

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Philosophy: Self

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Research: The value of Self compassion

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http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/feeling-it/201211/the-surprising-benefits-little-self-love

Community awareness: Schizophrenia A family share their normal lives while coping with schizophrenia.

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Research: The origines of pleasure

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" The mind has it'sown place and in it can make heaven of hell and hell of heaven." John Milton

Research: Powerful connections are made with music therapy

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Art of Life With Mairead: Community awareness

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Art of Life With Mairead: Community awareness: Art of life with Mairead Transpersonal Art Therapist (Dip TPAT) ABN 80 647 483 237 artoflifewithmairead@gmail.com I am beginni...

Comedy: Jimeoin, Love his quirky perspectives on every day events. Here is a 3 minute taste. Who am I kidding, I couldn't stop at one. Enjoy

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Music: Aker Bilk- Stranger on the shore

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Research: Scientific study of the effects of child maltreatment on the human brain

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Philosophy: What is abundance? How do we give ourselves permission to allow it to enter our lives?

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http://tarotshamanicjourney.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/the-nature-of-abundance/       

Community awareness: I totally agree with the sentiment of this video. What is my reality? I am watching it on my computer, wearing head phones, with the light on, in my warm home. Do I want to abandon these things? No. Am I a hypocrite? Probably! Do I want to change this ?Yes! I have no easy answers. If you do please let the rest of us know.

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Entertainment: Improvisation performer Charlie Todd connects with people who in turn connect with others in absurd ways.

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Dance: Freda. The story of this inspirational artist re-introduced me to the power of art and to myself at a time when I believed that my life was not my own.

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Philosophy: Alice Hurz-Summer is 109 years old and offers valuable insights from her vast life experiences

http://www.arttherapyblog.com/videos/alice-herz-sommer-dancing-under-the-gallows/#recent


“I have lived through many wars and have lost everything many times – including my husband, my mother and my beloved son. Yet, life is beautiful, and I have so much to learn and enjoy. I have no space nor time for pessimism and hate.”

Entertainment: A baby laughing is music to the ears.

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Research: What do babies learn before they are born and how does it serve them in life?

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Research: What do Babies think??? Is there a baby theme going on today. Sure is !!!! I became a grandparent today

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Research: To live a balanced life we need to address our Locus of Control. Worthiness, respect and values firstly come from within in order for us to participate in life true our own beliefs

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Community awareness: The importance of allowing adopted, fostered, and ward of the state children own their pasts with hounour

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Community awareness: Warning, watching this video may make you shed a tear of joy

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Research: Staying in the moment, scientific date on experiencing happiness when we live in the moment v's mind wandering .

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Community awareness: Embrace creativity to find your own voice

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Community awareness: Often when we hear of eating disorders and trauma we will jump to images of anorexia and bulimia, both devastating , but we might label the obese child as lazy and be oblivious to the self medicating with food that they may be engaged in with the hopes of dealing with the memories and emotional wounds which are unhealed.

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Entertainment: Memoirs of a Geisha- Sayuri's dance and a series of paintings inspired after viewing the movie and Japanese tapestry.

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Philosophy: A most poignant dialogue about acknowledging Trauma in order to be released from it

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Community awareness: There is no movement without rythm. This village holds true to their customs and values by teaching the youger community members about the importance of the rythm of their lives

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Research: Chronic PTSD ( post traumatic stress disorder) results from being exposed to ongoing trauma/abuse where a person may feel that their life is threatened.

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Music: Otis Redding, Ode to my husbands care free summer days of his youth

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Research: Liz Mullinar - Treating the core problem of childhood trauma.Always a difficult topic because it effects nearly all of us

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Community awareness:"Thinking about death can clarify our life." Cindy Chang. An inspirational kick up the bum that we all need from time to time.

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Music: Whether you believe in a god, the universe or a sacred being within your self, I encourage you to take 8 minutes to embrace and experience your ethereal power.

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Art: Me at the age of 2

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Philosophy: "Vulnerability is not a weekness. It is our most accurate measurement of courage. It is the birth place of inovation, creativity and change." Brene Brown

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Entertainment: I personally find street artists the creators of beauty where there was otherwise a void. But when does street art cross the line and become vandalism? Are the lines a blur for you or is it more black and white? Should we accept someones markings as a sign of their individuality or are they disrespecting private property? Would you accept it on a disused building but not in your own home?

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Research: Jill Bolt, brain scientist, talks of her personal enlightening experience of the disconnection of the left and right hemispheres of her brain as she suffered a stroke.

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Research: Who is the entity that catagorises all into Normal or ab-normal? What a boring world it would be if we were all the same

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Quote: Pablo Picasso

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Research: This short film powerfully demonstrates the validity of Art Therapy as an empowering tool that gives a voice to the voiceless.

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Entertainment: Yoga is a fantastic form of exercise and if you can master the mindfulness aspect you can enter a wonderful state of consciousness. But for some of us yoga goes something like this. Lol!

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Personal Interest: Today I spoke in the Victorian Parliament about the sexual abuse that I suffered at the hands of a Catholic clergy member 1972-75 and the lack of support and cover-ups within the institution. My husband gave me this dvd as a gift. He believes that I am a Brave Warrior Princess. Thanks John

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Art: This art piece reflects the many aspects of myself and my place in them

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Entertainment: Incredible new perspectives if every day events are created with slow motion filming. Fascinating!

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Art: Millions of grains of sand are delicately dispersed by Tibetan Monks while in a state of complete mindfulness. Some of these ceremonies last for days at a time with constant chanting and creation.

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Community awareness :This a daggy but informative interview with Martin Peak the Director of Phoenix Institute where I gained my Qualification as Transpersonal Art Therapist. It gives a great over view of what can be expected from me as a therapist

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Research: Music awakens remembered feelings from the past, positive and negative. When used as part of Art Therapy a persons spirit that might appear to be lost to Alzheimer can spontaneously awaken for a period bringing with it all of the joy and elation previously experienced.

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http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20121112/PRIME03/311120002/1012/FEATURES/Music-therapy-reaches-elderly

Music: This is one of the songs that I chose to accompany me through the streets of Melbourne from Federation Square to St Patrick's Cathedrial to raise Awareness of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Good Friday 2012 .

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Art: When I first saw this artist perform I was enthralled and I am still in awe.

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Community awareness: Many of us enter relationships that are toxic. How do we truly want to participate in our friendships

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http://arttherapyreflections.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/art-therapy-and-unhealthy-friendships.html

Art: Street artists. WOW!!!!

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Art Therapy offers the oppertunity of giveing a voice to the voiceless

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http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20121104-art-therapy-helps-abused-children-find-their-voice.ece

Community awareness: Amazing people inhabit this earth

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Sheila Humphrieshttp://www.arttherapyblog.com/news-and-events/indigenous-women-receive-support-for-art-therapy-program/#.UKy1GuSTwz5

Personal interest: I will begin to practice Transpersonal Art Therapy from Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre in January. It is a beautiful space

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Community awareness: There is no Dis-Ability when it comes to art because art is as eclectic as disabilities are varied

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Community awareness: Taking that first step, that's how you begin to get things done

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Art: Self Portrait: Some days are just like this

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Research: As someone who has suffered chronic pain of Fibromyalgia for 17 years now, art has helped to lessen my perception of pain

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Community awareness: Art therapy is................Magic

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Music: Art I love you

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Quote: Albert Einstein

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Community awareness: Art is a drug free medicine that can be shared and has no limitations

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12O6fOksgGU

Entertainment: This will put a smile on your dial...Enjoy

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Community awareness- Transpersonal Art Therapy is a form of counselling that uses image making, music, movement and focusing as a form of communication to engage with the subconscious, gaining a better understanding of one's own personal values and beliefs.I am practising at the LouisJoel Arts and Community Centre 5 Sargood St Altona Melbourne.

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Art of life with Mairead Transpersonal Art Therapist (Dip TPAT)
ABN 80 647 483 237
artoflifewithmairead@gmail.com I am beginning to practice from the Louis Joel Arts and Community Center  You can contact me by email or on Mob: 0401649967
No Art experience necessary. All you need is the openness to experience your life true to your own values and beliefs and a willingness to listen to your own valuable wisdom.