I observed that the puppets, used in a quiet, slow and connecting way, helped children with challenging behaviours, anxious children and others with additional needs to stay present and relaxed when I used them..
I believed that educators and health Professionals could develop empathic connections with children without any verbal encouragement when the puppet was used and that the puppets had a powerful affect on behaviour.
This happened in Aged Care with Elders who were frustrated or anxious.
I also saw that the puppets could be used to tell stories that helped children and elders connect and reconnect with the natural world through story telling.
I saw that Teacher had this experience too!
The teachers loved the puppets. The Puppets helped the children
I took over the manufacture.
I took the puppets to markets to begin to talk with people about the disconnects between ourselves and the natural world.
I chose to go back to study and completed a Masters in Strategic Foresight.
I deepened my understanding of the relationships between systems that were not serving human beings or the natural world.
Changes are needed across all systems.
I began to share my thoughts with people…
The puppets helped…I took them to local markets and conferences and large expos and festivals.
I needed somewhere, other than my home to keep the puppets.
I moved into a shipping container/shop at The Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne.
Over these years I have continued to use the puppets to talk about systemic disconnections and the effects on Education and children and families, Health and human beings, Business and profit, Development, Progress and destruction and Loss of Habitat.
The effects of human choices on our planet and all who live here.
I continue to do this work. See here for more.