Castlemaine State Festival 2017

OPEN STUDIOS

Michelle & I are excited to be opening our studios in Taradale as part of the Castlemaine State Festival. Come and say “Hi” and enjoy the opportunity of seeing our studio spaces and some of works of art (some of which will be for sale).win_20170227_17_23_45_pro-2

Creative Worshops

Introducing Textile Workshops in Taradale

             
Mini Weaving 1-4pm or 6-9pm           Felt – bowl 1-4pm or 6-9pm
      With Michelle                          With Carole

Introductory Fee $50.00 per workshop (Class)
Deposit required to secure your spot. Come to our workshops to explore and make a textile to take home by you under our direction. Materials and equipment supplied. A great view by which to work, looking over the township of Taradale, Victoria.
Other workshops, weaving (fun with yarns and make eg: scarf or length) nature weavings (hanging), Sun dyed silk scarf, discharged silk scarf, needle felt, and felt –bowl, mini weaving. For other workshops and newsletter email us.
Contact 
Carole ph.0407372426 email carole.alternativelycreated@bigpond.com
Michelle ph.0429340048 email- alternativethoughts@bigpond.com

READING THE BODY

My first felted head

MY FIRST FELTED HEAD

If not consciously, we do subconsciously know when someone or ourselves are out of balance/alignment. Everyone has the ability to notice and understand what is occurring within a person. It is general knowledge that we can read  facial expressions, although this could be a dying art due to less person to person contact and more electronic interaction.   We can recognise a persons posture/gait especially if it is extreme, but many don’t recognise the subtle differences. Is it by choice? As a Bowen therapist I have learnt to read the body and realise that some people are unaware of what is going on with themselves &/or what they are doing.

BE A WELL-BEING NOT JUST A HUMAN-BEING.

throne

throne

I have been reading lately about the difference between “Human-being” and “Human- doing”.  The importance of being in the moments of living life (human-being) compared to just focussing on busy achieving (human-doing). It is also important to have well-being, the balance of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritually self.  I believe a Bowen Treatment can help a person rebalance and improve their well-being.

POSTURE PERFECT???

My son reminded me to stop slouching the other day. Something I had been telling him for years and he has now realised the importance of a good posture. Having a good posture helps prevent physical aches and pains. When bending to pick up something if using a poor posture we are more susceptible to injury. The body (emotionally, physically and mentally) can deal with a lot of knocks during its lifetime, some will impact more than others. If not dealing with the knocks and recognising the impact we tend to do more injury, especially if we haven’t recognised how we are at the time. My son reminded me I was tired and I needed to own how tired I was or it could have been detrimental to me.

sundyed silk scarf

sundyed silk scarf

CLARITY & DE-STRESS

Fused glass plate made & sold at Gasp exhibition in Altona

SEAWEED WATERS (2013) Fused glass plate made & sold at Gasp exhibition in Altona

I caught up with someone recently which reminded me of the extra benefits of a Bowen Treatment which relaxes the client allowing balance of the body physically, emotionally and mentally which can create clarity. Clarity for the events that have been causing stress, and allowing a better balance of how to deal or not get caught up in the situation/s. Give Bowen a go to help RELAX AND DE-STRESS.

A SEATED BOWEN TREATMENT

my sports car (glass brooch 2013)

My sports car (glass brooch 2013)

It is not a requirement that to receive a Bowen treatment the client must lay on a table. It is what a lot of people are used to when getting a treatment of any sort. Some people relax more easily when they lay down on the table which is an added bonus to the healing experience.
But for some getting on a table is too difficult. These people can be treated sitting in a chair.
Years ago I gave Bowen treatments in a retirement village and I remember doing a couple of treatments on a client who would come on their scooter. She had been having treatments this way with the previous Bowen therapist and was happy with the results.
My message is don’t be put off from trying Bowen if you don’t want to lay down on a table. You can have your Bowen Treatment sitting in a chair.