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Australia – you amaze me!

I planned a 3 week trip to Melbourne as an International guest of the Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival.

I planned a 3 week trip to Melbourne as an International guest of the Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival. When the time I came I must admit nerves set in, with the main question being, ‘Who is going to buy a ticket to hear me talk for an hour at 5pm on a Monday?’ The answer? Over 50 people! This turned out to be the first of many events and an extended trip in my old home town. Thank you to my family who came to support me too, from my 12-year old cousin to my 93 year-old grandmother.

Watch the interview here:

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Part 2.

 

 

My next event was presenting along side the amazing Natasha Corbin at Lisa Entwistle’s Wellthy Living Collection Wisdom; Inspired talks and authentic connection. An incredible bunch of women who come together each month to share and learn from each other. Here is a pic of me during the talk in this beautiful Morrocan style building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then came the workshops – my first back in Australia. Again I wondered how the work I had been doing in Thailand with students from all over the world would actually work in Australia but I was more than presently surprised. My first workshop was booked  out within a week. I held one workshop through Jewish Women of Words and the other I organised myself, hiring a beautiful space at Healing Delight (pic).

The Shtick TV interview, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

In this interview by Henry Greener, we discuss the power of writing therapy, emotional intelligence and my new book The 5-Minute Guide to Emotional Intelligence. We further discuss my previous work as Manager of a hip hop centre in the slums in Cambodia and the Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival.

Part 1.

Part 2.

In the second part of the interview by Henry Greener, we move on from talking about my previous work as Manager of a hip hop centre in the slums in Cambodia, to discussing art therapy (mostly writing therapy) and take a look at the Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival.

The SHTICK” is a 30 minute television program, screened three times weekly on Melbourne Community Channel 31 (Digital 44). It is a showcase of humour, music, interviews, community events, information and entertainment from within the wider Jewish community and offers an opportunity to have a valuable link to their culture.