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Creative Harmony, Auckland
Creative Art Journaling for Women

Angie Richardson from Creative Harmony invites you to unleash your unique expression through Creative Art Journaling. Tap into your unique power-FULL source by igniting your creative spark. Play with colour, image, symbols and words to express your inner world.

These two-hour Creative Journaling workshops over six weeks will be a closed women’s group of no more than six where we will journey together through a creative process.

First group Tuesday 20 March to Tuesday 24 April, 6.00-8.00pm
Second group Wednesday 21 March to Wednesday 25 April, 12.30-2.30pm

Where: In a beautiful and fun filled space at 178 St Andrews Road, Epsom, Auckland.
Cost: Six week course $210, this includes art materials, tuition and refreshments. You will need to purchase your own art journal to use.
To enrol: email Angie –
or go to website
or phone +6421 039 0785

Training in Sandtray and Sandplay Therapy with Sandplay Aotearoa

For the past nine years Jean Parkinson has offered four-level basic sandplay training in Auckland. These experiential workshops, differentiating Sandtray from Sandplay Therapy, are intended to promote awareness of the modality as a serious psychotherapy with strong psychological and developmental frameworks. They are not intended to take the place of training offered by ISST accredited teachers. Their value is in raising awareness, promoting professional reflection and interest in the responsible practice of Sandtray and Sandplay in Aotearoa. (Please note these are neither NZQA nor ISST)

For more info and dates for courses:

Workshops and Seminars

Sandplay Aotearoa is hosting workshops in Auckland and Hamilton

Dr Alexander Esterhuyzen in Hamilton

MASTERCLASS – Sat 17 and Sun 18 February 2018
  The Observing Ego – a camera into the soul
For more information: Carina Conradie –

Jill Kaplan in Auckland

Fri 2 March, 10-1pm
Event TWO: WORKSHOP – Fri 2 March, 5-9pm
  Mandala in Art and Sand: Jungian and cross-cultural perspectives
Event THREE: MASTERCLASS – Sat, 3 March, 10am-5pm
  Mandala: Healing symbols in Sandplay and Art
For more information:

To book, please go to

Authentic Movement Australasia

9 Kotare Street, Westmere, Auckland
Authentic Movement Practice

A simple but powerful creative process of inner listening, art making, witnessing and dialogue, in a safely structured group. A creative, threapeutic, relational and restorative process for personal growth and healing and self care. Beginners are welcome. You will be safely guided, starting with a structured warm up, then a dive, into the inner unfolding.

In this process you can:
• Teach your brain to step back, observe and trust your body's innate movements
• Experience your body's profound wisdom in movement
• Witness and explore your inner dialogue, for insight and change
• Explore a combination of stillness and motion, for deep satisfaction and integration
• Co-create a sacred group space of respect, interconnectedness and safety
• Feel supported and held in compassionate witnessing
• Experience a transformative field of group consciousness
These small friendly gatherings in a warm, accessible, venue.

Research shows Authentic Movement Practice directly develops:
• Embodied presence
• Kinesthetic awareness
• Mindfulness
• Insight
• Compassion and empathy
• Interpersonal skills
• The creative, artistic impulse
• A sense of being nourished and replenished
• Emotional and spiritual growth

Fortnightly Friday 7-9 pm (2018 dates TBA)
Monthly Saturdays 1-4pm (2018 dates TBA)
Cost: $25 cash at event
(or transfer $20 paid prior to event into bank account – 03 00525583 00).
Name as reference.

Held by Anne Hurst, AThR, MAAT, DTAA
Contact Anne:
027 209 5516

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Name: Simona Capuano
About Simona:

I'm a dance/movement therapist, language teacher, translator, international cooperation and intercultural projects operator. I speak Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, English and a little bit of Japanese and French.  I'm mother of 3 small toddlers. I'd like to join art therapies projects in NZ to experience life with my family in your country.
7 June 2017 to 7 June 2020

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