Craig Hamilton is an Australian radio sports broadcaster who suffers from Bipolar Disorder. He has published two books; Broken Open which was published in 2004 and A Better Life which was published in 2012. An extract from A Better Life appears in the Vol 3 Issue 40 (Sep/Nov 2012) edition of The Art of Healing which is entitled ‘Twenty Nine And A Half Kilometres’, and the interview below took place after publishing this extract.
Interview with Amanda Stuart,
Author of The Longest Journey
1. Do you use any particular tools or techniques in the counselling process?
While I work from a broad range of theoretical frameworks, I also work intuitively with the client, paying close attention to their emotional state. Many clients suffer from anxiety when they first come to counselling so I always teach relaxation techniques..
In this interview with Meryl Dorey, we ask Meryl to explain where things are up to in the vaccination debate, we discuss some of the issues around mercury being used in vaccinations, the number of vaccinations now being given, and the most recent developments concerning the delivery of vaccinations using plants and animals.
Localisation vs Globalisation
In this interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge, Founder and Director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC), we discuss Globalisation and micro-finance and why they are not working, and look at the benefits of Localisation which reduces dependence on export markets, moves support from corporations and banks to local communities, and encourages production for local needs.
What is an Enneagram?
Jutka Freiman is a psychotherapist, group facilitator and trainer at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP). She has a degree in psychology, and is an internationally certified Enneagram therapist, supervisor and trainer. She brings to her work a passion for the creative and the collective believing both to be an expression of the inner being and magnificent tools for healing. In this interview we ask Jutka to explain what the Enneagram is and how it can be used a tool to “reveal oneself to oneself.”
How is your shadow interpreted using Jungian psychology?
Jeremiah Abrams has worked for more than 30 years as a Jungian psychotherapist and dream analyst, researching and writing while teaching at many recognized institutions across the U.S. and Europe. The Art of Healing spoke with Jeremiah Abrams about shadow-work and how it enables us to achieve a more genuine and complete form of self-acceptance.
Why Should you go to a Counsellor?
In this interview with Philip Armstrong, CEO of the Australian Counselling Association, we talk about how counselling has changed over the last few years to incorporate a more holistic approach, and where counselling sits in the Australian government healthcare system.