Painting for Janis and Dorea

A special visit from Dorea and Janis brought about this painting.

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This sweet little boy and his Mommy helped transplant some little bulbs and a few months later they are blooming.  Such a great kindness.

See how the painting unfolds …

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Dorea – beautiful Mommy to Janis

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Step 20
Complete and ready to give to Dorea and Janis

THERAPY WORK – Counselling and Energy Alignment

Energy Alignment Therapy

Energy Therapy balances the person’s life system; the practitioner assists the client to self-heal.

 Energy Therapy complements traditional approaches to health and healing.  It is not a substitute for them.  Referrals to physicians and other licensed health workers are an expected part of the practice.

 Energy Alignment Therapy work is an integrated approach and an art, learned through an apprenticeship with experienced Doctors, Nurses and Healers.

 Energy Therapy respects all Belief Practices

 This is an Experience you will never forget!

A combination of Energy Alignment Therapy and Counselling provides the perfect combination for transformation and deep Inner Healing, restoring balance to the whole system.  A person’s health and quality of life is affected by the health and quality of their Energy System, Mind, Body and Spirit.

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Therapeutic Work with gently Counselling – Relief of pain – Mind, Body, Spirit

Work with me

Life Journey and Purpose Work * Support in the dying and grieving process Relationship Issues * Depression * Anxiety * Parenting *Emotional Trauma & Stress


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Master Social Work and Clinical Therapy, Certified Energy Alignment Practitioner, Integrated Health -Colorado,USA

Energy Alignment Therapy combined with Therapeutic Counselling provides the perfect combination for transformation and deep Inner Healing.

  • The goal in Energy Therapy is to restore wholeness through harmony and balance.
  • Energy Therapy is non-intrusive, economical and effective.

The aim is to teach skills so that each person can hold their life journey in a way that brings them insight, awareness, and a sense of fulfilment.

Each of us is responsible and in control of our own journey towards Deep Inner Healing and Alignment with All That Is.

How does it work?

Information is processed and stored in different areas of the brain and cellular memory and for this reason, sometimes talk therapy alone does not enable us to access trauma or painful memories.  This therapy helps to connect and bring about congruency in all our systems in a gentle way that diminishes the chances of re-traumatising the mind and emotional body.  When this happens, healing follows.


All Beings feel and sense this beautiful work.  Energy is the source through which we Connect through Love and the Desire to Hold the other is Kindness and Light.

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 Integrated Health

 Energy Alignment Therapy combined with Therapeutic Counselling provides the perfect combination for transformation and deep Inner Healing.

  • The goal in Energy Therapy is to restore wholeness through harmony and balance.
  • Energy Therapy is non-intrusive, economical and effective.

The aim is to teach skills so that each person can hold their life journey in a way that brings them insight, awareness, and a sense of fulfilment.

Workshops are offered from time to time to teach these basic skills:

Workshop Learning

How to Read Energy

Energy Assessment Tools and Techniques:  How to Read a Pendulum

Energy Treatment Techniques

Guided Meditation

Visualization and Affirmations

Breathing for Wellness

Balancing Energy

Bringing all Fields of Energy into Alignment

Self Care

Types of Revive Getaways Offered:

*  Manifesting Your Goals   *  Healing the Body, Mind and Soul  

*  Awakening your Creativity

   *  Rediscovering your lost self   *  Watercolourists  Weekend

* Meditation, Relaxation and Stress release    * Stress Management * Developing your Emotional Intelligence   * Trauma Release and Self Care

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 Work with me 

Listen to a Guided Meditation and restore your Being

Two Day Workshop McGregor 21 – 22 March 2012

Experiencing Life Creatively Weekend Workshop Temenos – McGregor

Water Colour Art Dem in Plettenberg Bay, November 17th, 2011

Thank you to the participants of the workshop dem at Joy Robin’s home in Plettenberg Bay.  It was a lovely morning sharing some creative happiness with fellow artists in the garden of this beautiful home, surrounded by flowers and birds.

Thank you Joy Robin for hosting this and for the wonderful tea.  Also thank you to Loren for taking the pictures, sorry the one of you did not come out.

May we all paint with a little more reckless abandon and delight in the serendipity of “what happens by accident”.  Dance, sing and paint, and maybe even buy some tap shoes x

A water colour demonstration will be held in Plettenberg Bay, November 17, 2011, hosted by the Plettenberg Art Group.  Joy will be demonstrating how to paint flowers and buildings. Take a look at some of the art work created in this line.

Sketching "Pate Fois and Gras" our names for the geese in the gardens of Delheim


When we record a home, it is more than just representing the walls and lines, dimensions and colour.  It is more about speaking about the feelings that we sense in that image – capturing the passion of life that surrounds the place.

Please contact Cynthia Ecker  at  for more information.

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.