Why build a Centre for Mental Health & Wellbeing through the Healing Arts?
Many years in the making, Kerryn ‘Kez’ Knight founded Kindred Art Space in 2016 after bearing witness to the benefits her clients have received through the power of the healing arts, coupled with the therapeutic relationship she has provided.
Since she started her Transpersonal Art Therapy practice in 2008, she has searched for the ideal location to see her private clients in between running outreach services with many groups across Melbourne. There were many clinical rooms and offices available on the main street but there was nothing specifically for Art Therapists and other specialist alternative therapies where Kez could let her clients explore their creativity and healing in a relaxing and nurturing space. So she decided to create her own space!
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Kindred Art Space – The Journey so far.
I wanted to share with you a bit about the journey to get to this point – opening Kindred Art Space. In 2008 when I first began my Transpersonal Art Therapy Practice, I was taken through a Guided Meditation similar to the Guided Meditations I provide for my Clients now. During this Meditation I was guided, through verbal cues, to meet a messenger with a gift for me. Immediately, in my “Mind’s Eye” I had a clear image of a large majestic Kookaburra. This Kookaburra had a strong, clear message for me:
“Stand in your conviction and be responsible for your healing…” I was perplexed and very moved by this “Mind’s Eye” vision and message and following the meditation proceeded to Google Kookaburra totems and their meanings. I found a website that stated almost word for word the message I gained from my Kookaburra Messenger during the Meditation. What I took away from this meditation and message was my need to stand up and action my dream of helping people through the healing arts.
For me the Kookaburra, and the very essence of its roaring laugh, was to call me to action, to stand up and fulfil my life’s purpose, despite my fears!.
Once I changed my attitude in my inner world, things started to change in my outer world. A Senior Manager where I was working as an IT project manager & staff trainer at the time, approached me after I had graduated from Transpersonal Art Therapy and offered me an assignment for a new Program working with Aboriginal Youth in Dandenong, Victoria.
In my mind I could hear the call of the Kookaburra and its Indigenous ancient wisdom guiding me and to this day it still does.
As the years progressed, my practice grew and my desire to set up a unique and nurturing space for healing grew.
I searched for several years for the right place and space. When I noticed an old warehouse for sale at 22
Kookaburra Street, Frankston, I immediately felt this must be it! With my vision and my husband’s building expertise, the empty warehouse has been transformed into a 2 storey high gallery encircled by beautifully furnished consulting rooms for your comfort. In 2018 a meditation garden and atrium rooftop garden will also be opened. Given the address of Kindred Art Space includes the master number of 22, we align with the numerology characteristics that resonate with ancient wisdom, self-confidence, personal power, manifestation of dreams and thought into reality, transformation, intuition and creativity. We wish these for you to access for yourself through the many professional services and therapies offered by Kez Knight and the team of independent specialists for personal and professional development at Kindred Art Space.
We feel Kindred Art Space is ‘Heaven sent’ and we’re sure you will too!
We welcome you to 22 Kookaburra Street Frankston – Kindred Art Space, and share with you this creative nurturing space for your wellbeing where the therapy begins as soon as you walk through the door !
Acknowledgement of Country
We wish to acknowledge them as the Traditional care takers of these lands. We would like to pay our respect to their Elders, past and present along with today’s descendants that carry on the living culture and ensure it’s endurance for all our future generations. We also recognise that our location is near Kananook Creek where our First Nation’s People, before European Settlement, would fish and gather nourishment and therefore is a special place. We also wish Kindred Art Space to be a place of nourishment – social and emotional nourishment for all who visit.