Art Therapy: a safe way to express loss

Whilst working with drug and alcohol affected adolescents, I was asked to reflect on Art Therapy and the benefits that might be gained from using art to safely express emotions. Read the article on Art Therapy and how it might help dealing with loss, as published in the Illawara Mercury. Tina Pitsiavas is a Counsellor, Art Therapist and ... continue reading

Staking out your grief

When recently travelling along the highways and small back roads across Europe, I often came across roadside memorials called ‘iconostasis’. These iconostases, in the form of boxes, crosses, plaques or flowers, serve as a stake in the ground; a placeholder to remember someone who has lost their life. A quiet, modest ritual usually surrounds ... continue reading