Dr. Patricia Sherwood is adjunct researcher at Edith Cowan University in Australia, where she has lectured for twenty years in social work, psychology, social science, and special education. She currently supervises Ph.D. students n the fields of anthroposophic research and specializes in phenomenologically based research. She founded and edits the Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology and is director of Sophia College of counseling, which provides training awards in anthroposophically based counseling diplomas. Her books include The Healing Art of Clay Therapy (2004) and Emotional Literacy: The Heart of the Classroom (2008). Dr. Sherwood has trained extensively in the fields of counseling, mental health recovery and community development in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Africa. She also provides mental health and wellbeing training to teachers and parents in anthroposophic schools in Australia. Dr. Sherwood has a private psychotherapy practice specializing in anxiety conditions and abuse and trauma recovery. She frequently lectures at conferences on community, government, and professional mental health, based on the anthroposophic model of counseling documented in her book Holistic Counselling: a New Vision for Mental Health.