Joyful Empowerment - The only way out is through
- My mission here is to pre sell 500 copies.
- Projected launch date is the 20th February 2019
- Funds raised will go to the development of my animated series "When Doubting Thomas meets Enduring Faith"
After fighting cancer, enduring a violent relationship, losing my first child, losing my home and business twice, having 10 car accidents ( none my fault honest! ) , and suffering 2 broken relationships , I am no stranger to grief and loss. The worst momnt though was my partner of 20 years leaving with another woman, saying "No, I dont love you and I never loved you"
At the peak of despair, I literally disintegrated, and my doctor prescribed anti-depressants which I refused. I chose instead to find a way to heal my grief. I went to a Grieving Seminar at Starship Childrens Hospital in Auckland and sat next to a man whose pain was so palpable, it touched me to my core! . On the same night I talked to a magician, Peter Salerno, In South Australia and it was in that conversation with him, the term Joyologist was born.
Yes, Pat Armitstead is the World’s First Joyologist !
Initially a Registered Nurse I worked for 16 years in both education and management roles in Australia. Following a 5 year working holiday I entered the world of advertising winning many awards. Since 2001 I have been combining my compassionate, creative and humourous self to bring joy where it appears there is none. I am proud to have been called “New Zealands answer to Patch Adams" and referred to as "the Mother Theresa of Joy “.
I have been likened to a “spiritual midwife, delivering people out of the darkness.”
My keynotes, programs, workshops and humanitarian tours inspire hope, liberate compassion and evoke joy.