"Through all our hardships, there is still hope and there is still life." - Ngan (Arriving by Boat)
The Creating Space Project offers a range of wellness-centred community programs. These include:
Mind-Body Skills Groups
Mindfulness to Values Group
Mindfulness, according to Jon Kabat-Zinn, involves "paying attention in a particular way: On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally."
Building Hopeful Thinking Groups
Tree of Life Groups
Use storytelling and art to build self-esteem and self-efficacy, and to work with trauma and loss through:
What is the Tree of Life?
The Tree of Life is a metaphor. It uses parts of a tree to represent different aspects of our lives (Ncube & Denborough, 2007). It has been used extensively with communities, in Australia and overseas, that have suffered significant and ongoing trauma.
The groups are highly flexible and designed to suit the needs of a particular setting:
All groups are facilitated by Ruth Nelson (Clinical Psychology Registrar; B. Psych (Hons); M. Clin. Psych; Psych. Reg. Number PSY0001637340). Ruth has extensive experience with working in cross-cultural settings and with people who have experienced trauma. Ruth has experience in several psychological modalities, including narrative therapy, mindfulness, CBT and DBT, as well as in community outreach practices.
We are a Social Enterprise
At The Creating Space Project, we are passionate about making these groups accessible to all members of our community. We operate as a Social Enterprise offering fee reductions and a limited number of free sessions for marginalised groups. If you believe your community group could benefit from our services and your budget is tight, please send us an email. We'd be happy to discuss the possibilities with you.