I am a German born freelance Performer/ Theatre Maker/ Director/ Film Maker/ Poet/ Artist/ Facilitator/ Lecturer, the founder of the Kitchen Sink Artist Collective, and a member of the Authentic Artist Collective. I have been writing prose and poetry since my teenage years, mainly for the stage. They say my work is raw and vulnerable. I focus on trauma, mental health, mothering, love, loneliness, longing, love, death, dying, grief and survival.
I facilitate open spaces and workshops, especially for women and mothers, people with anxiety and other mental health challenges and people interested in deep diving into intergrated arts processes to guide self inquiry, changing perspectives and transformation for artistic exploration, health and wellbeing. Ongoing I hold open house 'making sessions' for artists and non artists of all walks of life in our kitchen (called "Kitchen Sink Artist Drop In") and host death cafes.
I think of myself as a Mother & Mensch, and approach all teaching and facilitation from a 'non hierachical' meeting of humans point of view, which allows us to be companions and fellow travellers/ learners/ story sharers and friends.
In the health and wellbeing sector:
I offer one to one and group work, focusing on skill sharing, personal development, emotional deep diving, self acceptance, play, relaxation, emotional literacy, resilience, authorship of our own stories, self esteem and development of healthy coping strategies to deal with life's many challenges, using integrated arts techniques.
In the arts sector:
I offer one to one and group work in painting, drawing, pastels, free play, performance art work, using projections, creative writing, acting techniques, movement, devising, theatre history, mask performance, mask making, Brecht, monologue preparation, public speaking, character work, and work as a freelance director, actor and dramaturg.
I trained as a PathMaker in an 18 months professional facilitation program with Dr Kath Burlinson and the Authentic Artist Collective, am trained in facilitation Aquera Voice Analysis, which I deliver in collaboration with Health Optimising UK, have a 22 years teaching and facilitating practice in primary, secondary and adult education, have an MA in English and American Studies (with honours) from the Goethe University Frankfurt/M., Germany, which I earned writing my thesis "Variations of the self - Indentity in the poems of the Northern Irish poet Medbh McGuckian" and a professional development degree in physical theatre from Hope Street Ltd. and John Moores University, Liverpoool, both awarded while still living under the name Sabine Hauschild. Two of my poems are published in 'Night Bur to Speakers' Corner: Original Prose and Poetry from Brighton' (available on amazon) while you can find several others on my YouTube channel TheKitchenSinkArtist.
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