Over the years, Carmen has held a variety of academic positions and have made significant contributions to the treatment of anxiety disorders. Carmen’s deep research into anxiety eventually led her to explore the therapeutic potential of humor as a coping strategy. This intersection of serious academic inquiry and practical therapeutic techniques has been a defining feature of their professional journey.

Amidst their rigorous academic and clinical pursuits, Carmen has nurtured a passion for art, taking occasional classes to balance the intensity of their primary work. Her artistic journey found a new rhythm during regular afternoon classes in Wagga, where they joined a small group of women under the guidance of a remarkable teacher. These classes became a creative oasis, offering a space to delve into various techniques, often by reproducing the works of established artists, which honed their skills and deepened their appreciation for different styles and methods. Carmen began to create original pieces, channeling their unique perspective and experiences into her art.

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