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Brisbane, Australia,

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Grace B.

Yap-Kirk

Spiritual Director • Therapist • Supervisor

Actually, I am not a ‘something’ or ’somebody.’ I simply wear many fun hats and shoes, collected along life’s journey. They helped me navigate terrains; get out of the pits; taste awe, wonder and beauty. Now I play with others and we navigate together. Tell you what -

 

I am passionate about spiritual & therapeutic transformational work through arts;

... welcome all faith traditions and use different contemplative approaches;

... love and share art of free-flowing dance, art, poetry, imagination, sound;

... hold, witness, listen, invite, play, mirror, challenge, empathise, validate;

... at home with paradoxes, mysteries, mysticism, the unbelievable, unforgiveable;

... cherish storytelling of personal sacred stories transformed from old to new;

... value body wisdom, lifelong learning and practical spirituality in the world;

... am trauma-informed, celebrating body integration for spiritual growth;

... use insured modalities which I have experienced, proved and trained in;

... provide comprehensive boutique services, meeting clients' organic emergence;

... serve practitioners in leadership, lecturing, religious order, interfaith, etc.

Born in a Taoist family, I formally converted to Protestant Christianity in my 30s. In my 50s, I became a Catholic. Finding God through other faith traditions, I was active in interfaith dialogue and with interspiritual communities. Besides Buddhism and Sufism, I have also been enriched by my spiritual interest in Yoga & Shaivism, Tai-Chi, sound & voice, drumming, dreamwork and different kinds of meditation and spiritual practices.

 

As for creative therapies, I did ballroom championship and Chinese painting in my 20s. These became my foundation for art and dance therapies, which I trained for personal healing and post-surgical trauma recovery. Thus with interfaith-interspirituality calling and trauma experience, I became a practitioner with integrative well-being approach, as:

• an accredited Spiritual Director

graduate of WellSpring Contemplative Centre Australia (Christian formation)

an ordained interfaith Reverend Cherag(Minister), Sirat-i Inayat Interfaith Sufi Path, US

a registered Buddhist Chaplain, Queensland Sangha Association Australia

• Certified Dance Movement Specialist

graduate of International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia directory listing

• Complementary Therapist (Art Therapy, Singing Bowl Therapy, etc)

member of IICT International Institute for Complementary Therapists directory listing

• certified Trauma-Release-Exercises Service Provider, TRE Inc, US

Artist: intuitive, spiritual, digital art; video, acrylics, pastels, charcoal. artist website

member of Visionaries Christian artists network, Australia

Master (Spiritual Direction, Business Administration)

Grad Diploma (Ignatian Spirituality, Montessori Studies)

Grad Certificate (Divinity, Professional Supervision, International Studies - Peace & Conflict Resolution)

Univerity of Divinity, Australia

University of Queensland, Australia

Heriot-Watt University, UK

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