Working Inside and Out

Working Inside

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. – Picasso

Welcome to Hearth Studio. We can gather in my studio room either side of the fireside initially. Here we can tell stories comfortably with the option of using a menu of creative tools to help explore stories if wanted: art, writing and play materials.

It has been my experience that there are an infinite number of ways to tell stories that are louder than words. It is often surprising how a different medium brings out a fresh perspective and insight on a story. And just talking is fine too.

 

Working Outside

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing. There is a field. I’ll meet you there. – Rumi

I grew up outside; wondering with animals along creeks; walking with loved ones; climbing trees; helping my grandparents on their farm & finally living by the sea as a teenager. Moving outside has always been life-giving to me and freed me from indoor stress- like a dog needing a walk.

I have personally done nearly 5 years of outdoor therapy & 1 year of outdoor supervision recently, which has continued my outdoor revelations – contact with the weather, the seasons, the changing skies and migrations can be a dramatic and powerful backdrop to internal dramas, draw them out, clarify and calm them. That is my experience.

Safety and mutual boundaries are maintained outside.

Walks can be adjusted according to ability.


I am comfortable discussing issues of:

aging

alienation

anxiety

bullying

burn out

education

family dilemmas

gender identity

lack of confidence

money matters

parenting

relationships

self-esteem

sexuality

stress

teenagers

work

for starters!