Attitudinal Healing Programmes — Perth, Western Australia

Attitudinal Healing Western Australia welcomes you to a regular and diverse range of facilitated programs to support your journey. You are encouraged to explore the interactive calendar on our website for details of the dates and times for each programme. Our groups, trainings and events take place at our Centre located at 6 Hickey Street, Ardross unless otherwise indicated.

Be a Bridge WA
Following on from a successful pilot project in 2018, this program is held at RAAFA Bullcreek Retirement Village and involves RAAFA residents and AHWA educators/facilitators. The program is designed to train volunteers to become a "bridge" to people living with dementia and others facing loneliness or isolation. As well as building practical and meaningful relationships with their companions, the program generates a a sense of well being and community relationship with the volunteers themselves. The pilot project and ongoing program resulted from a joint initiative of AHWA, Attitudinal Healing International and Memory Bridge, with support from City of Melville, Alzheimer's WA and RAAFA.

The Heathcote Art Tours (H.A.T.)
This innovative program run from Heathcote Museum & Gallery is designed for elderly people and people living with dementia and their carers. It involves a tour of the various exhibitions held at the Heathcote gallery throughout the year, with guidance being provided by AHWA facilitators and volunteers about the artworks on display. Each session is followed by friendly discussion and refreshments. The program is a joint initiative of Heathcote Cultural Precinct and AHWA.

Memory Café
Memory Cafe is an initiative of the City of Melville and Garden City, supported by AHWA and Alzheimer's WA. Hosted by Coffea Fine Expresso, this program gives people living with dementia and their carers an opportunity to meet with others in a similar situation, to a share a coffee and a friendly conversation about their experiences in a very relaxed atmosphere. AHWA facilitators attend the gatherings which occur monthly.

Living Deeply - Discovering the true self.
A group for women to share ideas and awareness that allow us to live our lives fully, regardless of situations and challenges that occur in day to day living.

Women's Group
Support and sharing for women of all ages

Men's Group
Support and sharing for men of all ages

Facilitator Training

Special Events

Guidelines for Attitudinal Healing Groups

Center groups exist to be safe places where people can learn to use Attitudinal Healing. The following guidelines have been developed to assure that a safe place is provided.

1. The intention of the Attitudinal Healing Center group is to use the Principles of Attitudinal Healing as tools for learning and personal transformation.

2. In the groups, we recognize that love is listening, and we agree to listen with an open heart, to give mutual support and to practice non-judgmental listening and sharing.

3. We are here to heal ourselves. We are not here to give advice or to change anyone’s beliefs or behavior. Being accepted as we are makes it easier for us to accept others.

4. We share from our own experience. By risking and exposing our own emotional state, we find common experience that allows for joining.

5. We respect ourselves and each other as unique; we recognize that each person’s process is important, not our judgment of it.

6. We support each other's inner guidance and assist one another in finding our own best answers.

7. The roles of student and teacher are interchangeable. They fluctuate from one to the other regardless of age or experience.

8. We practice being present with others, seeing each person as whole; and not defining them by their appearance, mood, behavior or circumstance.

9. We agree to keep in mind that we always have a choice between peace and conflict, between love and fear.

10. We recognize the confidentiality of what we share in group, recognizing this is important for maintaining the group as a place of safety and trust.

Confidentiality is strictly maintained with the following exceptions: If someone poses a serious danger to themselves or another, or if there is suspected child or elder abuse or neglect, facilitators are required by law to report this information to the appropriate authorities.