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  • Alfredo’s Story – Mental Health Commission of New South Wales

    Growing up, Alfredo felt he never had a sense of security or belonging. His father, an orchestra conductor, travelled across Europe with his mother so Alfredo was often left at home with relatives. When Alfredo’s family moved from Italy to Australia in 1974, he spoke no English, his father’s alcoholism got worse and he began […]

  • Poetry as Art Therapy

    “Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” –Plutarch Like painting, poetry becomes a creative process with a message, it is the act of expressing ideas using rhythm and other literary devices to enhance the art piece. In my opinion, as an art form, the poetry I write exposes tools  for knowing and understanding myself. It is in […]