SAM THE TRAM WILL BE PART OF WORDS IN WINTER
NEWS ABOUT EMPOWERMENT SCRIPT
HELPS WITH TRAUMA AND DYSLEXIA.
AVAILABLE FROM ITUNES NOW.
HERE ARE LINKS TO THE VARIOUS STORES :
In 2003, I discovered Empowerment Script, and recognised what it was, and some of the important and ramifications for thought in psychology, education, communication and creativity that it entailed.
Texts in Empowerment Script have been on this website for years, and in 2012, I added an animation to show how it can be of value.
My task had been to ensure that the discovery of Empowerment Script did not disappear. It has been a long and hard journey to do that.
In November 2015, Adrian Masterman-Smith and I published the world’s first printed book in Empowerment Script. We combined 'Sam the Tram’s Dance Club', and the Empowerment Script format. We took the book to an ISSTD Conference in Sydney and distributed it to as many psycho-traumatologists as possible.
In February 2016, we got a phone call from traumatologist Mary Sutton : ‘Lowen, the book works.’
Since then, there have been many instances where the book has helped people with exhaustion, mental weariness, PTSD and even Dissociation.
Not only that - but the book helps with Dyslexia.
I can confidently call for support into the research of the phenomenon of Empowerment Script.
We will need anything from enough to ensure we can create some more books and animations, to the establishment of a full University level Institute to both help people with trauma and to research it. This needs to be funded by philanthropists and Governments, to ensure that the discovery reaches the world from Victoria Australia.
So far, media has been good : The Maryborough Advertiser ran a great article, and the ABC broadcast an in depth interview.
Mary, Adrian and I are now working on an academic paper, and look to presenting at International Conferences.
My struggle has been to keep Empowerment Script alive and now I hope to be able to continue with new works and research, and to ensure that it is made available to all who have experienced trauma or mental anguish.
Sam the Tram’s Empowerment Script Edition is available on iTunes, and I hope that all interested in something that can lead to creativity will buy a copy. People with trauma are also encouraged to buy and read and enjoy it, but it would be sensible to work with your therapist with it as well.
THERAPISTS, JOIN THE RESEARCH PROJECT
Therapists can get in touch with me or Mary Sutton for more information about Empowerment Script for therapeutic use.
We would welcome you into our research project.
I would like to thank Adrian for his support over the years with this project, and Mary for now being part of the team. Without either of you, I am sure I would have given up long ago. I would also like to thank those involved in my studies and Doctorate, and colleagues of the HREC of the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria.
THE RAMIFICATIONS FOR THOUGHT :
If Empowerment Script continues towards helping people with the wounds of trauma, we may find greater positivity to success in treatment. That would of itself create a whole new psychology of valuing people with trauma, and with dyslexia. (Adrian Masterman-Smith has begun research into possible connections.)
But, as Empowerment Script can also be good for creativity, it will be of use to everyone. For writers, publishers and communicators, it may have benefits, as learning and reading are more effective.
In fact, the benefits of writing and reading, huge as they are, may be increased, as more and more books are published in the Empowerment Script format.
I hope that we are at the beginning of a great revolution of thought.
Many thanks to Libby Gore and ABC Radio for the support and interview.
The TV pilot is now on Youtube on Sam the Tram's Channel.
Please enjoy the show and help crowd fund the series by buying an ebook.
The Sam the Tram's Dance Club, the pilot animated tv episode, was broadcast
on Channel 31
Thank you, Channel 31 and everyone who has supported this project.
We hope you enjoyed the show !
Then we had an Exhibition of Sam the Tram at the Joel Gallery, Altona. There,
visitors enjoyed seeing how the books and animations have developed over 25
years. Thank you, Joel Gallery.
NEW YOUTUBE SAM THE TRAM CHANNEL
Yes, Sam's own channel, with videos of the Tram Race in Pall Mall, Bendigo, and
at Melbourne's Moomba Parade.
A READING of 'The Great Tram Race' by the late great Leo McKern
AND THE PILOT ANIMATION,
SAM THE TRAM'S DANCE CLUB.
TWO FUN BOOKS
EBOOKS FROM YOUR FAVORITE INTERNEXT BOOKSTORE
AND LIMITED PRINT EDITION
Sam the Tram’s Dance Club
Melbourne with Sam the Tram
Both books are now available, for $15.95
We have selected stockists : They have the books in stock for personal shopping or
can do post and packaging (extra charge applies)
MELBOURNE CAD : Best of Souvenirs at the Melbourne Visitor Centre Federation Square
(03) 9928 0096 www.bestof.com.au
MELBOURNE : HAWTHORN Hawthorn Tram Depot Museum, 8 Wallan Road Hawthorn
(03) 9819 9522 www.hawthorntramdepot.org.au
see order form on website
WILLIAMSTOWN/NEWPORT : Steamrail, Newport Railway Workshops,
(03) 9397 1953 www.steamrail.com.au
WILLIAMSTOWN : AHRS Railway Museum, 26 Champion Road, Williamstown,
1300 220 220 Saturdays, 12noon to 5pm www.ahrsvic.org.au
BALLARAT Ballarat Art Gallery 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
(03) 5320 58 58 www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au
Ballarat Tram Museum Botanic Gardens, Gillies Street North, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat
(03) 5334 1580 www.btm.org.au
BENDIGO Bendigo Tramways Shop 76 Violet Street, at Central Deborah Goldmine,
(03) 5443 8117 www.bendigotramways.com
TALBOT Slightly Bent Books Scandanavian Crescent, Talbot
(03) 5463 2152
Ring them, call in or order online.
Be part of the fun
Book us for a special schools visit ! We can come to your school next year, and do a schools presentation.
Kids can see the animation again,
and dance the Tramba in special costumes. Bookings essential.
CONTACT ADRIAN MASTERMAN-SMITH ON 0433 111 068 NOW
Contact us on email@example.com
About Adrian and Lowen
Lowen and Adrian have been presenting to schools in writing art and sport for many years.
Both are students at Miecat, and qualified sports coaches. Adrian is the Coaching co-ordinator for Croquet Victoria, and Lowen is the National Director of Schools Coaching for the Australian Croquet Association. Lowen is a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Victorian Dept of Health.
LOUIS JOEL, WILLYLITFEST, NIODA, MIECAT
We had a great day at the Williamstown Literary Festival, with kids and their parents enjoying artmaking and dancing the Tramba. The Mayor of Hobsons Bay, Sandra Wilson, lead the dance around the Town Hall. We made great memories for the kids and parents.
The books featured at our presentation at Newport Railway Workshops, as part of Steamrail’s Open Days.
Sam the Tram at Newport Railway Workshops Open Days, with Steamrail.
What a great weekend. Armed with two new books, 'Sam the Tram’s Dance Club' and 'Melbourne with Sam the Tram', we met old friends and made new friends. Tram drivers who had driven 'Sam the Tram' on Melbourne roads and students who had loved our original books at school joined with a new generation of kids, who were glued to the screen, watching the draft animation of 'Sam the Tram’s Dance Club' up to 4 times in a sitting. Parents and adults listened with great pleasure to the voice of the late and greatly missed Leo McKern (Rumpole of the Bailey), as he read one of our originals, The Great Tram Race.
Kids loved dancing the Tramba, and ‘being' Sam and the other friends. Our performance/workshops should be a good offering.
The books were well received, and sales were amazing. With so many years of experience at similar occasions behind us, we were stunned. And there were plenty of requests for the first book. We shall have to update it to our new digital look !
Hundreds of kids and adults watched the draft animation, and many then bought the newly released books.
SAM THE TRAM WILL BE APPEARING AT …..
LOUIS JOEL GALLERY, ALTONA,
FOR THE WEEK OF MONDAY 24 TO FRIDAY 28 NOVEMBER
SCHOOL BOOKINGS WELCOME
HEAR THE STORY, WATCH ANIMATION, DANCE THE TRAMBA, WORK ON YOUR OWN STORYBOARD
NEWS!! NOW IN YOUR FAVORITE EBOOKSTORE !
YOU CAN NOW BUY SAMS' SOUVENIR GUIDE TO MELBOURNE
'Melbourne with Sam the Tram'
THIS IS A LINK TO AMAZON
YOU CAN ALSO BUY IT FROM APPLE'S iTunes iBookstore
Sam the Tram's Dance Club is available on your favorite internet retailer.
WHILE SAM'S DANCING ENDS UP WITH GREAT PROBLEMS FOR THE TRAMS,
THEY ALSO WANT TO TEACH THE TRAMBA TO THE KIDS.
ALL AGES WILL ENJOY THIS FUN STORY.
It is priced at a crowd funding price, so you can buy lots of copies, and help us create new adventures, and also an animated series.
You can buy it for yourself, or pretend to be buying it for your children or grandchildren.
Here are some links to your favourite internet bookstores.
Angus and Robertson
INews !! There are two Sam the Tram animations on YouTube.
There is the first of Sam the Tram's Tourist Guides. Melbourne with Sam the Tram will show you all the places Sam loves taking people to. This is the address :
There will soon be Guides to Munich, Berlin and other world cities.
There is also an earlier animation on YouTube. This was a test pilot, student work. It will be deleted when the new animation is available for purchase.
This is the address :
Copies of the picturebook 'The Great Tram Race' are available for $Aust20, including p&p in Australia.
Pending payment facilities, email to the contact below for address to send Money Orders.
Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org