Silvana is a communicator at heart, whether it's through written, verbal or visual language.
She has worked in the communications sphere in various roles including broadcast media and in marketing, public and community relations roles.
After a bout with poor health and a long fascination with the mind and what motivates human behaviour, she changed her trajectory to study counselling, and pastoral care. She also discovered a long-buried creative side and began dabbling in art and learning about the role that creativity plays in the therapeutic space.
Having faced her own health challenge, she began writing a blog to help others on a similar journey. She rediscovered her love of writing and uses it to promote personal growth and self-discovery. She has also found that creative expression a great form of self-care.
She uses her own life and work experience to imbue her creative work with ideas and wisdom gained to help improve the lives of others. She is also passionate about protecting our beautiful earth and is embraces the need to to reduce, reuse and recycle. She also volunteers with various bush care groups to do her small part in helping conserve our amazing blue planet.
Qualifications: - Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations - Certified Holistic Counselling & Mind-Body Therapies - Certified in Clinical Pastoral Care (CPE) - Practical placement was completed in major trauma hospital and aged care centre. - Certificate IV Youth Mentoring - Bach Flower Essences Practitioner - Reiki Practitioner: Level 1 & 2
Short Courses & Workshops: - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Spiritual Mentoring - Developing Intuition and Empowerment - Feature Writing - Australian Writer's Centre - Creative Fiction Writing - Brisbane Writers' Workshop - Short-Story Writing - Brisbane Writers' Workshop - Introduction to Creative Writing - Queensland Writers Centre - Elements of Design course by Mark Eanes - Printmaking with Kim Herringe
Memberships: - Queensland Institute of Clinical Pastoral Care - Queensland Writers Centre - Alumni Deakin University