"Being an artist means to forever be healing your own wounds, while at the same time, endlessly exposing them"
With a background in disability case management, ministry, music, counselling and support work with adults living with a variety of challenges, Ali brings a healing perspective to all forms of art she creates.
Ali has been using art as part of her healing journey for over 40 years both personally and professionally. She has been writing songs, poems and stories as well as using painting and photography as avenues to release trauma and bring hope.
After sustaining a traumatic brain injury in 2015, Ali needed to reinvent herself as she is unable to return to the career she loved as a result of her injury and has now earned a diploma through a modified program, in Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy HICAT as part of her personal healing journey. What started as a way to finding holistic ways to heal her own brain, Ali has discovered ways to share with others in their healing process through her book.
Ali continues painting and writing music and poems and stories as part of her healing journey and is now also a Best Selling author in her new book as well as co author in three Best Selling Collaborative books. Two through WOW Women's series and the third as part of Rebecca Harrison's Family Tree stories, this book is full of wonderful Mother Son stories and is also a best seller on Amazon.
Ali is so excited to announce that her newly published book "The Art of Healing Trauma; Finding Joy through Creativity, Spirituality and Forgiveness"
Is an Amazon #1 Best Seller in 7 categories!!!!
Go to "A Way with Words" to purchase your copy today.
Ali has also been writing children’s books and partnering with her niece Carly Fallon an amazing artist who is illustrating their "Don't be scared, be prepared" Collection. Empowering stories to help children process a variety of challenges and finding ways to make great choices and see their own strengths and gifting.
Diagnosed with PTSD 20 years ago and then with a Traumatic Brain injury over 6 years ago, Ali's message is clear, creativity heals, there is always hope and no matter how dark the night, there is always a dawn.
Ali is grateful for the supports from many people after her injury. Victoria Brain Injury Society (VBIS) is a free service, a non profit organization that was a wonderful support for her. https://vbis.ca/
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