Poetry embodies the human spirit,
communicates the sacred,
transcends cultures, generations, languages, time…
The power of poetry lies in its ability
…. to ignite curiosity and encourage openness;
… to spark dialogue;
… to connect and energise;
… to offer peace;
… to facilitate self reflection, self revelation
and problem solving;
… to distill human experience
… and ultimately, to plant hope…
“…there is something fundamentally different about writing down your understanding of, and reaction to, a situation.”
"… [P]oetry has the power to start a fire in a person’s life. It can alter the way we see ourselves. It can change the way we see the world. … and welcome us into a bigger world, one of possibilities we may never have dared to dream of."
“…That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free.”
Nicki’s workshops are multi-sensory, with a focus on aesthetics and beauty as inspiration for the written word and nourishment for the soul. Her audience has included professionals at numerous national and international conferences as well as school and community settings. She continues to promote the healing power of the written word and spoken word as a path to creative well-being and healing at every opportunity and regularly participates in online poetry readings and workshops. She is also co-founder of Createplace: Storytelling & Arts for Health, collaborating with like-minded colleagues to broaden the scope of the field of therapeutic writing.
Nicki also creates poetry art using her original poems and exhibited for the first time in 2016. When not working, or thinking about work, she finds immense pleasure in travelling, meeting new people, walking in the garden, photography, cooking, reading, writing, offering hospitality and cherishing time with loved ones. She is based in Brisbane and has four grown children and one Louis, their much-loved Kelpie-cross.