Patricia combines thirty years of experience in the Arts Industry and fifteen years in the Wellbeing Industry to make a lasting difference to the vital relationship we have with ourselves and to the quality of relationships we share with others.

Unravelling the Depths of Self-Loathing

Whatever the cause, whatever the reason, it is essential to our own sense of wellbeing to forgive those who knew no better. The divine innocence of a child’s love can so easily be manipulated to serve the unmet needs of others. The distortions and dire consequences set up within the child who is being used as a pawn in someone else’s battle of survival can run deep and dirty.

Poetry Reading and Discussion Group

Patricia Herreen is a gifted writer and storyteller. She embraces her audience by sharing her wisdom and insights on some of life’s most difficult subjects. She takes people to the heart of the matter in a respectful and sensitive way, while navigating the needs of the group in a seemingly effortless fashion. Trish guides the…

Rising Above the Christmas Tide A repost of the original blog… dated November 25, 2014 In the lead up to Christmas it can be quite challenging to maintain an inner resolve to keep rising above the pull of temptation to engage in the cesspool of unproductive behaviours within families that don’t work. Throughout our upbringing…

The Legacy of a Comic Genius

When a high profile person dies, the circumstances of their life and death become public property, open to all measure of inspiration and scrutiny. The recent death of Robin Williams is no exception to this phenomena. A flurry of Facebook pages supporting mental health have stepped up the number of posts around the importance of reaching out…

In the Wake of Robin Williams

The suicide of Robin Williams hit me hard. It has shocked me and served to spur me into action. I don’t profess to have the exposure and lifestyle of Robin Williams, yet throughout my own career in the Arts industry, it has fascinated me that the people I feel most aligned with and connect to on the stage…

RIP Robin Williams

There are no words to describe the shock at the loss of a great spirit. Robin Williams captured attention from the very first episode of Mork & Mindy. He reached a place within that is reached only by a rare and special breed of talent that bares his soul in every role. He appealed to a…

Observations & Contemplations XXIX

Positive Change There is a global impulse toward reclaiming authentic power and it’s inspiring to witness the incredible power of people standing together to make a change. The external expression of solidarity is accompanied by an internal impulse toward all things ‘raw’. Raw foods are more satisfying and nutritious for the body as they contain…

Grease is the Word | Musical Review

There was a palpable vibe in the auditorium of the Festival Theatre last night, with splashes of colour and costumes reflecting the efforts of the expectant crowd as they awaited the opening of Grease is the Word. More than 40 years after Harry M Miller produced the first production of Grease staged outside of America…

Reaching for the Moon | Film Review

This dramatic biopic illuminates the long-term love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto) and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Glória Pires). The screenplay, written by Matthew Chapman and Julie Sayers, is based on real events documented in the book Rare and Commonplace Flowers by Carmen L Oliveria, which follows the turbulent life…