THERAPY WORK – Counselling and Energy Alignment


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Energy Alignment Therapy Energy Therapy balances the person’s life system; the practitioner assists the client to self-heal.  Energy Therapy compliments traditional approaches to health and healing.  It is not a substitute for them.  Referrals to physicians and other licensed health … Continue reading

evolve and VW Retreat Workshop


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This all woman retreat was amazing.  The venue was delightful and we explored the process of creating an art piece with the idea of understanding the parallel with the level of creativity that is required from top leaders.

Inner Healing Life Journey Workshop – Experiencing Life Creatively in JBay


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Jeffreys Bay – February 2012 Thank you to the participants who attended this workshop.  Also a big thank you to Chris and Bredine for making their lovely home available to us. Next workshop coming up in Port Elizabeth, March 10th … Continue reading

Port Elizabeth – now it is your time – Experiencing Life Creatively Workshop

Thank you to the participants of this workshop and Jean and Charles Wildervanck for hosting the event at their Integrated Health Centre – 104 Walmer Street, Port Elizabeth.

Intergrative Health Centre Port Elizabeth

Intergrative Health Centre Port Elizabeth

This is the place to go if

Medical drugs, which do not heal…, which can be dangerous…?
not being heard…, being treated like a statistic…?

I was also fascinated to learn about the M-Water and Core Water which is also known as primordial water / perfect Living Water, which is a source of electrons (i.e. energy!) and has profound effects on oxygenation, acid-alkaline balancing, detoxification and the balancing of positive–negative charges of cell membranes.

Charles can tell one in detail about the quantum science behind this refreshing and re-hydrating water. To read more click on the link below

Also contact the centre if you are in the PE area and wish to learn more about health and wellness.  Inspiring talks offered regularly.  Now where have you seen this kind of intelligent and enlightened approach to wellness ?

Core Water

Core Water

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Leo, Antony and Tanya

PE Exp Life Wkshp March 2012 (2) PE Exp Life Wkshp March 2012 (3)

As we move through this life we experience so very much and it is our uniqueness, ingenuity and creativeness that allows us to interpret the meaning of our Life Journey.  This ability is the gift we give ourselves – to make sense of this amazing Life.

Blessings to Jill van Brecht, Antony Aspeling, Marleen Reid, Mark Mans, Tanya Hemmings, Leocadia Meiring, Colleen and Jean Wildervanck

Anthony has kindly shared his favourite book and movie list with us.

Just a few Movies:

Tiger and the Snow – also Roberto Benini (from Life is Beautiful) (sub)

Shawshank redemption

Le Placard (The Closet) (sub)

As it is in Heaven  (sub)

The Big Blue

Jean de Florette (sub)

Manon of the Spring (sub)

As it is in Heaven

Amelie – arty offbeat movie. Brilliant

Bagdad Cafe 

Cinema Paradiso 

Eat Drink Man Woman 

Mao’s last dancer

Little chinese seamstress

Monsoon wedding – Bollywood – very little singing dancing, human drama

Koi.. Mil Gaya – science fiction Bollywood style – shot in Canada, long movie and is rip off of ET, Dancing in the Rain and Rain man combined

Water – Bollywood – drama about widows in Hindu culture.

YouTube Gabriella’s song



 ‘Mister God this is Anna” and “Anna and the Black Night”. by Fynn

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton

Fooled by Randomness/The Black Swann by Nassim Talib

The Trachtenberg System (Maths)

The Seth books  - there are a lot of them

Molecules of Emotion

Like water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel 


Inspirational photography by Fran van Rooyen

Inspirational photography by Fran van Rooyen

This two day workshop is coming to Port Elizabeth, Saturday March 10th and Sunday March 11th2012.  If you are ready to untangle your life and make sense of the journey, de-stress and re-align with your life purpose, then you are invited to be one of the ten participants to Experience Life Creatively. 


 For those who desire to make an authentic, empowering change in their lives, Joy is offering her tuition and guidance in this dynamic weekend that will give you the step you have been waiting for in your Life Journey. 

Experiencing Life Creatively is a program that was designed to help you find creative ways to live your life in a more meaningful and delightful way.

What others have said about the experience:

“Feeling Great.  So much happier! Handling things better at home”. 

“I gained a sense of perspective, renewed purpose to honour my hearts desire.  This workshop was a blessing”. 

“Through this workshop I have gained a deeper insight into myself and the life path I have travelled”.

The exercise with the child photo showed me that the child within is still there; eager to explore and quite happy being just as ‘she’ is – confident of other’s approval”.

“This workshop has given me insight, encouragement, love and support as well as new hope and energy”.

“I have accepted the fact that my purpose is not static and I am able to identify my behaviour patterns as a result of the exercises.  I am beginning to recognise negative thought patterns”.

“Thank you for the journey and for re-igniting my enthusiasm for life and all its potential”.

Revive Mind, Body and Soul as you work in alignment with your inner compass.  This weekend will empower you to begin making changes that will enable you to live a more relaxed, happy and authentic life, regardless of your life situation. 

Gain insight into your incredible Being Why not begin your gentle journey back to you. 

·         Begin to understand the rhythms and patterns that often block progress and limit our sense of inner peace

·         Learn to trust your inner guide – your Intuition

·         Find the Bliss that empowers us to be the best we can be in all life situations

Joy Truscott is skilled in guiding participants towards higher self awareness and release from the trauma and stress of everyday living.  Joy has a teaching background and lived in Colorado, USA for a few years where she gained her Masters Degree in Social Work, Clinical Counselling and studied Integrated Health Care, Healing Therapy, at Mercy Medical, Durango, Colorado.  Joy worked with Hospice and continues to study and work in the field of Energy Therapy, Energy Alignment and Trauma Release. Joy has presented this course to both American and South African participants, all who have testified to the value of this course in their lives.

This is a workshop that you will not want to miss.  The number of participants will be limited.

Each participant to bring a photograph of themselves at about two to five years of age, (this is a vital part of the program so please ensure you remember this as it begins our journey work). Also a few pens, pencils, hardcover book, clipboard for writing exercises and any other comforts and refreshments that will make you feel relaxed, “at home” and nurtured.

Workshop hours from 9:00 to about 5:00 each day. 

Integrative Health Centre, 104 Main Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth – will be our weekend sanctuary space with our hosts Charles and Jean Wildervanck.

Any queries about the venue, please speak to Jean or Charles at 041 581 1206

Contact Joy at 079 180 7639 or email at to book your space

Guideline of Work

The Journey of the Inner Childconnecting with the insight and authenticity of the inner child

·         a glimpse into our inner soul-self

·         sensing the rhythm and patterns  of our life

Clearing the Clutterseeing through the clutter we accumulate along the life journey

·         insight into our thinking mind and how we can be the master of our thoughts and intention

·         the opportunity to look at the emotional and physical burdens that hold us back.

Re-think, Re-pack gaining perspective about emotional energy and energetic drains

·         how to remain emotionally in control; to view from enlightened perspective

·         methods to use Left / Right brain functioning to stabilize emotions.

·         how to work with the mind to set positive thought processes in motion.

Setting Sail for your Destination steering through to alignment of soul’s purpose.  Mapping the life path to find perspective and meaning

·         the formula to find your heart’s desire and work towards it.

·         the ability to see our lives in a more creative way, even in the “menial”.

Honouring the Journey of Pain and Disappointment the greatest gift we can give ourselves is that of Release, but how do we do it?

·         guidance on how to use energy to release blockages so that the system can flow.

Sorting out the Ego Mind and the Whole Mind Perspective understanding Mind perspective

 ·     how to harness the thought processes that enable us to make the changes that will sustain us and bring greater harmony in our own lives and into the lives of those with whom we share this life path

·         Connecting our walk through this life to our authentic guiding light

 “A course that will change your life!”

Experiencing Life Creatively - Joy Truscott - SoulAwakeningSA

Two Day Workshop McGregor 21 – 22 March 2012


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The Two Day Water Colour Workshop was wonderful A long and beautiful drive from Plettenberg Bay to McGregor Jo’s Studio was our venue – an artist’s delight! Jo’s Studio – McGregor Thank you Jo for making your studio space available to … Continue reading

Experiencing Life Creatively – JBay – December 2011


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Experiencing Life Creatively  Revive Mind, Body and Soul in Jeffrey’s Bay 10th – 11th December, 2011 As we approach the end of this year, we have a unique opportunity now to de-stress and un-clutter the events of this past year and the … Continue reading

Experiencing Life Creatively Weekend Workshop Temenos – McGregor


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Experiencing Life Creatively Revive Mind, Body and Soul in Magical McGregor 11th – 13th November, 2011 Revive Mind, Body and Soul as you work in alignment with your inner compass.  This weekend will empower you to begin making changes that will enable … Continue reading

The Joy of Art at McGregor

Experience the Joy of Art in the Heavenly

Gardens of Temenos, McGregor this spring


3 nights

2 days

1 amazing experience

Come and enjoy a weekend with Joy Truscott as
we delight in the serendipity of watercolours in the sanctuary gardens of
Temenos this spring

Experience The Joy of Art

October 28th to 30th, 2011

Within – Inspired by a photograph by Ken van Wyk



Photograph by Ken van Wyk


Bring your water colour art supplies for a wild and wonderful weekend of creative bliss.

The package is priced at R2 571.83 per person and this will give you access to inspired tuition and guidance in the sanctuary gardens and meditation spaces of Temenos. It includes a welcome dinner meal, breakfast buffet each morning, teas and scones during the course of the day and the option of a “workshop dinner menu” at the very affordable rate of R80 per person.  Accommodation includes Friday and Saturday with Sunday evening included free of charge, courtesy of Temenos.  Shared or single accommodation is available.

Pictures from the weekend

Outside Caritas – Temenos Library and our art studio for the weekend

Lynda Allen and Rose Kent

Graeme Comrie

Marianne Saddingtom

Rose Kent


Sheer Brilliance by Graeme Comrie

Suggested Materials List




1 x 1 inch flat brush                   1 x 2 inch or 3 inch pastry brush

1 x  size 10  round brush           Container
for water

1 x  size 6 round brush              Spray bottle

1 x size 3 round brush               Paper
towel or tissues

1 x 1 inch rigger/liner brush      1
natural sponge

Pencils – 2B, 4B, 6B                   1
eraser (kneaded rubber eraser)      

One large sketch book. 
Daler-Rowney make an A3 220g/m2 acid free pad in heavy cartridge paper
297 x 420 mm, that is marvelous). 
Another good pad is made by Croxley and has a spiral binding and a
sketched girl’s face on a yellow background.

Watercolour palette, bigger is better.  (The lid of a plastic paint drum works well).   If you cannot find what you need, just bring  a couple of plastic plates for now.

Board for stretching paper.  I have some boards that I have found to be marvelous and they are not heavy and I have some for you to purchase if you care to try this method.  (Approx. R40.00).


Watercolour paper.  There are so many varieties and prices.  Try to purchase
the heaviest paper that you can afford, nothing less than a 300 gram, and no
tinted papers.   I no longer like the Bockingford make as we have had some real disappointments with this paper. You may also find a pad with sample papers. 
This is a good way to experiment and find out what you like best.  Pads that are 15 x 20 inches or 14 x 10 or 16 x 12 are good sizes to begin, but try not to get smaller than that
initially.  Some makers of paper also make blocks, where the paper is glued down and supposedly already stretched.  I don’t like to use these and always take the paper off anyway.  If these are cheaper, go ahead and buy them, in this way and you can experiment to see what works for you.  I have had more consistent success with, Montval and Daler Rowney Aquafine paper which is in the cheaper range.


I prefer tubes of paint. Winsor and Newton are good buys.   It is a good idea to purchase the best quality paints you can afford.  The colours can be a disappointment for you if you go with the cheap boxed colours as they are not true and cause
more frustration than anything.  It is better to just buy a few colours at a time and gradually build up your supply.  The following colours are the basics, get the ones with the * first if you intend building up your collection gradually.  After this you might like to experiment with other colours.  Some paints are marked as “hue” these are usually fine for the beginning.


*      Alizarin Crimson Rose Madder
               Cadmium Yellow *   Lemon Yellow
*      Yellow Ochre Burnt Umber
*      Ultramarine Blue *   Prussian Blue
*      Cobalt Blue *   Cerulean Blue
        Aureolin Yellow *   Sap Green
       Indian Red Raw Sienna
     Chrome  Orange /
Cadmium   Orange
Cadmium Red

Joy 079 180 7639 or to reserve your space.

I look forward to painting with you.

















Chandeliers of Light

Like the beads of shiny dew drops delicately held on a spider web in morning light, so we each show the prism of our potential self.

As one drop we shine and as many we create a chandelier of dancing light.

The fine spun web -almost invisible – becomes seen as the drops sparkle their pathways.  Yet seen or not, still it is there, the web, holding even the smallest capsule of contained dew.

Let the rain fall, let the day shift, as it is in the change of events that we notice we are Held.

When we See we Shine.

Joy Truscott 2011