Friday, 20 September 2019
Habitat Canterbury (Uniting Church) 2 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury, 3126 (map Here)
7.00pm-7.45pm Discussion Group
Facilitated by Annette Lowe/Mary Duffy
Main Lecture at 8.00pm.
Whatever Your Age, Stage or Culture,
There’s a Fairy Tale for You
Guest Speaker: Pam Blamey
Whatever your age, stage or culture, there’s a fairy tale for you.
Why are fairy tales so enduring? What is their appeal, no matter your age? And why are they so beneficial to humans across the globe? How do they work?
All these questions will be explored, as we step into the forest of our imaginations to pick delicious berries of neurobiology, metaphor, attachment and symbol, archetypes and recurring motifs
“In mythic stories, we see that the characters do not resolve contradictions so much as they learn to tolerate them with grace and humor. In the Grimm fairy tale, the princess must keep the promise she made to the frog. Later, it is the act of refusing to keep her word that is crucial to the lesson.
Differing situations at various points call for different responses.........Learning from stories is an interactive process.” Jonathan Young
Fairy Tales Workshop this Sunday 22 September. For more information and booking click here
Pam Blamey gained her Batchelor in Social Science, a Diploma in Gestalt Therapy, and a Masters in Art Therapy since migrating from South Africa to Australia in 1981. She has worked with couples, women survivors of Domestic Violence, people with drug and alcohol issues, adolescent girls in care and refugees. Pam has been a committed member of the C. G. Jung Society of Queensland for many years, and Secretary for the past 9 years. In 2008 Pam’s childhood love of fairy tales was re-ignited into a full-blown vocation to learn and share all she can about the therapeutic benefits of traditional tales and myths. She runs her own workshops, has recorded stories online, presents to groups and conferences, and has interests in traditional oral storytelling and arts in health, particularly writing for wellbeing
Admission (at the door, no booking required): Members: free, Non members: $20, Concession: $10*
*(Students with photo ID & holders of Australian Pension and/or Health Care card)