Hi, I'm Angelina
I guide individuals, couples, parents and their teens, and groups to use writing as a creative and constructive means of self-expression, communication to increase self-awareness, optimise wellbeing and connection.
I help businesses and organisations cultivate workplace wellbeing and professional development with Writing for Wellbeing Programs and Seminars.
I also coach people through the writing process for their fiction and non-fiction stories.
I was awarded a PhD in Creative Writing in 2016 on the therapeutic value of creative and life writing. I have had several of my short stories and non-fiction pieces as wells as some poetry published in literary journals including Meanjin, Page 17 and Verandah. I have two novels 'Just Breathe' and 'Hope' as well as a short story collection, 'Without Wonderland' coming out early 2020.
I am a past recipient of the Eleanor Dark Varuna Writing Fellowship and Rosebank Writing Residency. My writing has been shortlisted for the Lord Mayor's Award and other prizes. My writing mentors have included Australian writers, Christos Tsiolkas, Tony Birch and Marion May Campbell.
I am an adult survivor of childhood trauma who had tried everything to recover and function in life. Medication and therapy did not work for me. It was not until I combined writing, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, exercise and a diet of unprocessed foods that I began to heal. The first real step forward for me was writing, and the rest followed.
Writing has been core to my ability to work through PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction and eating disorders. It has also helped me to see and work through a succession of unhealthy relationships with people in my adult life. Writing saved my life, and cultivated in me the capacity to feel alive in life. I did a Masters, and PhD to understand how and why writing can be such a powerful therapeutic tool. The research I did on how and why creative and life writing can assist in post-traumatic growth, self- empowerment and transformation informs my approach to my Writing for Wellbeing and Story Writing Services.
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