MSc. Integrative Therapeutic Counselling, (MBACP). P.G. Dip. Ed.; P.G.C.E.; BA Hons.(Fine Art)
Melanie is an Bridges to Oasis Facilitator and its Co-founder and offers Bridges to Oasis Group Work at the Elysia Therapeutic Centre.
Melanie also currently works with a Medical Section Council; a multidisciplinary group of practitioners informed by the medical and therapeutic insights of Rudolf Steiner Phd. Educationalist, Philosopher, Social Scientist, founder of Weleda and Biodynamics.
Melanie believes that reclaiming our deep story means entering a space of attentiveness to our feeling soul within and to our responses to the world about us. Working with other Practitioners she offers a space in which the Soul can awaken, harken and find purpose, joy and meaning in life – and a restoration of personal balance. Melanie co-founded Oasis after a recovering from a serious illness in her mid-thirties, which left her unable to walk. This experience led her on a journey of discovery.
‘Some life events that may have caused pain and suffering often hold the key to transformation, hope and joy. A true listening space for shared biography can help their spiritual significance to emerge. Artistic activities awaken creativity, access the imaginative dimension and strengthen social awareness. Stories, myths and legends release the mind from everyday concerns, inviting the language of archetypal images belonging to the soul’s journey to appear.’ Melanie Taylor
The Bridges to Oasis Project originated in Maidstone at the Blackthorne Medical Centre in 2001 with Melanie and Bons Voors. She further developed the Oasis project with Karin Jarman (Artistic Therapist and trainer, St Luke’s Medical Centre in Stroud, (2003-6); with Lucy Trevitt, Creative Writer, Park Attwood Clinic (2006-8); and with Laura Ridolfi Artistic Therapist, Elysia Centre (2014-16).
Melanie, co-founded the Elysia Therapeutic Centre in 2012 along with a team of committed Practitioners who were keen to find a way to continue offering anthroposophic therapeutic and medical care in the West Midlands after the closing of the Park Attwood Clinic.
Melanie currently works with a Medical Section Council; a multidisciplinary group of practitioners informed by the medical and therapeutic insights of Rudolf Steiner Phd. Educationalist, Philosopher, Social Scientist, founder of Weleda and Biodynamics.
Melanie is a professional Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor and an artist. She leads psycho-therapeutic wellbeing and leadership programmes. Through her presence, active listening and incisive insight she inspires others to overcome inner challenges and to challenge what needs to be overcome externally. As well as being a healer she is a catalyst for positive individual and social change. She has a deep respect for life and through her own healing journey has found ways of working and being that encapsulate a feminine authority that nurtures, holds and heals. As much as anyone in her field, she is well placed to lead initiatives to restore and re-frame the ‘mental health’ agenda to one of re-balancing physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Joshua Malkin
Find out more when the next Bridges to Oasis Group Pathway is running.
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