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Tree of Life Workshop

Tree of Life is a creative process drawing on Art, Music and Narrative therapy methods, facilitated by a Registered Music Therapist. While listening to 7 pieces of music participants are guided to create their very own ‘tree of life’ artwrork from the roots to the seeds. This process encourages us to reflect on our strengths, values and identity in ways that are sometimes difficult to talk about. Each participant is invited to place their tree in a Forest of Life, before taking it home.

$10 (optional donation)
Katherine Regional Arts Studio
Choose 1 session:
A: Friday 9 November 5:00-8:00 Adults Only
B: Sat 10 November 9-12:00 Adults Only
C: Sat 10 November 2-5:00 Youth Group (11-17yo)
Email  to book your place

Participant feedback

“It was a gift to have time to think about parts of my life that don’t get day to day attention.
The music was wonderfully apt and thoughtful, and the words and art materials were a
fantastic stimulus to creativity.”

“Wonderfully relaxing, calming, enlivening and invigorating.”

“Such a great experience. Wonderful to see such diversity and experience connectedness and
strength through reflection on Tree of Life”

Netanela Mizrahi (B.A., B.Ed., M.Mus.Thpy., R.M.T.) is a Music Therapist at Royal Darwin Hospital and in private practice. She chairs the Australian Music Therapy Association NT branch and is an active member of the Institute for Creative Health. In 2017 Netanela was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to pursue international research about music in trauma affected communities, following 10 years of working with trauma survivors using music, with youth in detention, asylum seekers and in Indigenous communities. Netanela has facilitated Tree of Life workshops in schools, detention centers and in palliative care and has loved being a participant in the process herself many times!


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