ART THERAPY

About Maggie

In my extensive career as a nurse at the Royal Children’s Hospital, I learned that the healing of children improved markedly when they were engaged in play, song or art making. I realized the value and importance of art as therapy and consequently, I have studied it and practiced it, so that now it is the major factor I can offer people who need a catalyst for healing and general well being.

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Qualifications/Experience

  • Graduate Diploma, Therapeutic Arts practice, MIECAT Institute, Melbourne

  • Advanced Diploma, Transpersonal Art Therapy, Phoenix Institute, Melbourne

  • Diploma Sensorimotor Art Therapy, Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy, Apollo Bay, Vic

  • Registered Nurse Division 1, Royal Children’s Hospital

  • 30+ years’ nursing experience, including acute hospital settings, juvenile justice, homeless youth and hospital in the home at the Royal Children’s Hospital, (RCH) Melbourne, facilitating care for infants, children, adolescents and their families.

  • Registered art therapy practitioner with the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT),

  • Member of the Australian Creative Arts Therapists Associations (ACATA)

  • Member of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Current Working with Children Check and Police Check.

  • More than five years’ experience as an art therapy lecturer for various educational institutions.

  • Trained in Bel Canto voice technique, rhythm, dance, and drum connecting body with music.

  • Currently working with the Salvation Army in the REPAIR Program providing therapeutic responses to young people who have experienced domestic violence.

 

I am a professional art therapist and I love my job as you can see. I have extensive experience in working with people of all ages and abilities that have experienced trauma be that physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual.

This experience has taught me that the body experiences trauma be it large, small, once off, or repeated. The body is resilient, yet sometimes remnants of trauma remain. These trauma remnants may reveal themselves as anger, grief, sadness, depression, dissatisfaction or anxiety. Humans have an inbuilt self-healing drive, and the body will let us know there are things to work on.

This is where my services come in. I will help you to gently connect to your inner senses so what is held there can be heard and expressed via art, sound and movement.

CONTACT INFO

 

+614 34 674 983 

hello@maggiedate.com.au

 

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