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A family and community healing movement spreading from Australasia through the East Asia Oceania Region evolving and enriching all aspects of wellbeing

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This Laceweb site dates from the early 1990s and was one of the first 3,000 sites on the Internet. Over the years it has been accessed over 2,1250,000 times by people from 188 countries.

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Laceweb is a New Social Movement supporting people going beyond existing too living well in ways tapping the fullness of potential. Some discerning social commentators are recognising a global groundswell of people taking action for a better world. A new form of social movement. Focusing on wellness. Consciousness Raising. Connecting and relating well with others and the environment. Involving perhaps well over a million groups in every country around the world. This Laceweb Archive documents some of this wellness action in the SE Asia Oceania Australasia Region.

Welcome to Laceweb

This Homepage started in the early 1990s. It is a receptacle containing over 50 years of wellness experience from the Oceania SE Asia Australasia Region. Laceweb Homepage is a free resource for all folk exploring possibilities for better futures through engaging in self-help and mutual-help towards wellness in all of its forms. 217 themed articles, papers, and E-Books are chunked into seventeen sections. Freely downloadable Audio, video and E-books are also available:

Section Q Nineteen Audio Programs and Video Streaming

Section R – Six free E-Books on Wellness Ways (Over 17,000 downloads)


Forms of wellness may include (in no particular order) communal, cultural, physical, family, clan, inter-family, personal, interpersonal, spiritual, emotional, psychological, habitat, relational, village, inter-village inter-religious, inter-clan, geo-social, environmental, inter-faction, economic, and inter-cultural wellness. A portal to a vast array of Healing Ways (as in making whole).

  • Journeying into a wealth of nurturing healing ways
  • Tapping into ancient life wisdoms
  • Enriching Being
  • Tapping Unique BodyMind Potentials
  • Discovering the latest understandings of the BodyMind
  • Fostering Self Help and Mutual Help towards wellbeing
  • Evolving Healing Networks
  • Evolving culturally sensitive fast response psychosocial support teams for disaster response
  • Enabling Community ways for healing the World
  • Evolving Homo Amans (Loving)


The wisdom on the Laceweb website has been drawn from the grassroots people of the Oceania East Asia Australasia Region. Vast numbers of grassroots folk in the Region have contributed their experience and competence. Indigenous and small minority people and resonant other folk from academic to professor level have been involved and evolved. Everything in this vast resource is from practical wisdom in action – a collection of what’s worked well, and at times contexts that have not worked so well - for learning better ways. This Homepage was available on the Internet during the 1990s through to 2006. As from May 2014 it is back on the Internet in a much expanded way. You may want to Bookmark this page and send a link to it to people you know. It’s a window to a massive resource. In rewriting and re-launching Laceweb, initially some hyperlinks may not be working. These will progressively be adjusted in the coming weeks


Brief descriptions of the pages in every Section

A Link to brief descriptions of pages within each section is at the end of each list below.

Section A1 – Free Mutual Help E-Books


Laceweb E-Books have been downloaded well over 17,000 times.


Coming to Ones Senses - By the Way 130 extraordinary true stories


Whither Goeth the World of Human Futures – A four volume E-book Biography of the Life Work of Dr Neville Yeomans


Nurturing Community for Wellness How to Transform Communities towards Wellness



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Section A - Introducing Laceweb – Informal Healing Networks and New Social Movement Evolving Through the SE Asia Oceania Australasia Region

Lace Web and Laceweb

Evolving Mutual Help Groups – Learnings from Hepburn Springs

Practical Wisdom and Practical Action Principles - Mutual Self-Help and Peer Support Groups 

Word Doc version of the above with active link

Supporting Communities in Firestorm Affected Areas – Rapidly Assessing Wellness


Ways that Work in Increasing Wellness on the Illness Wellness Continuum 

Interfacing Alternative Complementary Psychologies For Intercultural Wellness  

Fertile Futures

Community Ways for Healing the World

Self-help and Mutual-help

Being More Creative

The Renaissance and Enrichment of the FolkCommons 

The FolkCommons – From Psychopathology to Well Futures  

Relating for a Change     New Word Version

Relating for a Change     New PDF Version

Relating for a Change     New PowerPoint Version


The Way                        


The Future of ConFest  


The Future of ConFest – Abbreviated Version


Surviving Well in a Dominant World Gatherings in North East NSW - 1971-1973

Un-Inma Atherton Tablelands Inma Project   

One Fortnight’s Laceweb Action in the Atherton Tablelands in Jan, 1994   

Laceweb and the Laceweb Internet Site


A few of Dr Neville Yeomans’ Poems   

Dr Neville Yeomans’ Obituary   

Wounded Healers - Wounded Group   

Laceweb Concepts and Frames   

Experiential Learning

Healing Ways Experiential Learning   

Significant Laceweb Documents

Laceweb Water Harvesting New Soil and Food Forests   

Evolving Natural Landscape Paradises

Vitalising Immunity

Humane Global Transitions - Therapeutic Community, Self-help Networking and Peacehealing   

Mutual Help and Self Help Action Rebuilding Wellbeing in the East Asia Oceania Australasia Region   

A Brief Map of an informal indigenous/small minority healing network   

Micro-experiences for Sharing Healing Ways   

Laceweb Ethics

Evolving a Dispersed Urban Wellbeing Community   

Financing Sustainable Global Futures   

From the Outback   

The Laceweb Network   

Donating to Support Laceweb Action   


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Section B - Cultural Keyline - The Life Work of Dr. Neville Yeomans


An Australian Pioneer - The Life Work of Dr. Neville Yeomans 


Cultural Keyline - The Life Work of Dr. Neville Yeomans - Research towards a PhD thesis    


A complete PDF version of the above document   


Whither Goeth the World - Humanity or Barbarity   


Keyline and Fertile Futures - Chapter Five Update


Examiner Comments on Cultural Keyline Thesis   



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Section C - Laceweb Action

Examples of Community Mutual Help

Lake Tinaroo Mediation Gathering  


Self-Help Action Supporting Survivors of Torture and Trauma in East Asia Oceania Australasia - Small Generalisable Actions  


Short Version of the above Combined Macro-Project  


The Second East Asia Oceania Australasia Trauma Survivors Support Network Healing Sharing Gatherings - Many Photos


Evolving an East Asia Pacific Self Help Trauma Support Intercultural Network - A Small Micro-Proposal  


Trauma Healing Manual   




Interfacing Alternative and Complementary Ways for Local Wellness


Transforming Norms


Transforming Experiences for Wellbeing 


Transforming Processes


Living Well Communities


Welfare Reform – Selected Readings from the Laceweb Archive


Accessing Wellness


Trauma Healing Sharing Gathering Celebrating  


Rapid Creek Project


Centennial Park Festival Events (1969)


Manifesto from First ConFest 1968



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Section D - Laceweb & Global Futures

New Social Phenomena


The Fastest Growing New Social Movement on the Planet

Informal Networks and New Social Movements 

Precursors to New Social Movements


Realising Human Potential


Evolving Transforming Relational Networks

Epochal Transforming Collective Networks


Mental Health and Social Change  


A Take-Off Point for the Next Cultural Synthesis


On Global Reform


On Global Reform and International Normative Model Areas (Inma)  

Governments and Facilitating Community Grassroots Wellbeing Action 

Revisiting Government and Facilitating Grassroots Wellbeing Action


Post Firestorm Keyline Design


Equipping Politicians and Governments to Work well in Radical Modernity

Emerging Roles for Psychiatrists in the Age of Radical Modernity

Criteria for a thriving World A set of Criteria for Preparing Documents, Treaties, MOUs, Project Proposal, Policy Papers and the like

Establishing Mutual Self-Governance Emerging at Local, Regional, Continental and Global Levels


Governance and Law


Down To Earth Auspicing Motion - a glimpse into breadth of Laceweb Action among indigenous and minority groups


Extegrity - Guidelines for Joint Partner Proposal Application


Inter-people Healing Treaty Between Non-Government Organizations and Unique Peoples


The Young Persons Healing Learning Code  


Future Possibilities

Fiji Fertile Futures

Transforming Action


Processes for Transforming Action


Global Guiding Principles


Evolving Criteria as Benchmarks for Wellbeing Action


Evolving Criteria for New Paradigm Projects


Thriving Nature - Thriving Human Nature - Macro Project


Thriving Earth and people Treaty


The Unique Peoples Treaty


Treaty Celebration Gatherings - Possible Three to Five Day Gatherings


Evolving Redressing Reconciling Treaties


Countries Where Folk are linking into Laceweb


Radical Critique of Mutuals – Brief Field Notes


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Section E - Laceweb in Context

A Glossary of Commonly Used Laceweb Words  


Laceweb News   


An Example of Enabling Indigenous Wellbeing 


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Section F - Support Entities


Connexion - A Family and Community Healing Network


Total Care Foundation   


Keyline Foundation


The Intercultural Wellbeing Foundation   


The Bougainville Survivors of Trauma Association   


Laceweb Functional Matrices  



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Section G - Laceweb Projects

Self-Help Action Supporting Survivors of Torture and Trauma on Bougainville - Small Generalisable Actions - Long Version  


Short Version of the above Plan


Background to previous Page


Background to the previous two Pages   



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Section H – Resources


Respectfully Resocialising – Going Down the Rabbit Hole  New

Enabling – Enabling others to Engage in Mutual-Help for Community Wellbeing  New

The Art of Seeing - Interpreting From Multiple Perspectives  New


An Overview of the Healing Ways Encyclopaedia  


Healing Ways Encyclopaedia   




Attending Listening & Remembering




Cultural Healing Action 


Cultural Healing Action Process Options New


Therapeutic Binds and Double Binds  


Healing Group Process


Walking and Free Energy   


Holistic Functional Integrating


Exploring the healing power of love   


Public Speaking Checklist


Wellness Mantras   



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Section I - Therapeutic Community and Healing Storytelling


Geoff Guests Petford Youth Camp   

Petford Wellness Newsletter Oct 2015

Extending Petford Training Farm

Old Man – Brief Glimpses

Critique of the Daffen Report on Petford

Old Man (Geoff Guest) - His youth as a Stolen Generation Member   

The Healing Art of Storytelling   

Healing Ways of Old Man    

More Healing Ways of Old Man   

Photo Set A

Photo Set B


Photo Set C


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Section J - Wellbeing and Civil Society

Globalocal Realplay - Healing Nightmares - A Process For Transforming Senior Bureaucrats  


An Example of Hypothetical Realplay


Whither Goeth the Law - Humanity or Barbarity   


Introducing Humanitarian Law  


The Psychiatric Nurses Role in Fraser House




New Roles for Sociologists and Psychologists   

Wellbeing Action Using Festivals, Gatherings and Other Happenings

ConFest and the Next 250 Years – A collection of Resources


ConFest and the Next 250 Years - PDF


ConFest Site Visits - A View from the Past

Evolving ConFest Sites

Site Preparation for Thriving Futures Village – Easter 2016


Some Reflecting upon the Experience of Appraising Sites for DTE ConFest in the 1990s and the Processes Used in ConFest Site Layout


The Evolving of the First ConFest


Fraser House as a Precursor to ConFest


Pre-ConFest Speech by Dr Jim Cairns


DTE and Group Processes


Group Processes and ConFest


On Being Safe at ConFest


ConFest Energisers


Call for an Archaic Renaissance ConFest through Craft

Manifesto from the First ConFest – Cotter River 1976

Workshops at ConFest




Energising Conferencing at ConFest


On All Coffee Break Conferencing


Self-organising Systems


Natural Living Processes Lexicon


PDF version of Natural Living Processes Lexicon



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Section K - Feedback


Report to the UN on the Laceweb 'Small Island Gathering'


A possible follow-on to the Small Island Gathering


Developing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Drug and Substance Abuse Therapeutic Communities


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Section L - Microcontexts


Laceweb Village at ConFest


Mingles - Spiral Sunday and other Events



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Section M – Some Stories from By the Way


Daughter on Bail


Discussion about Daughter on Bail


Relational Mediation & Daughter on Bail



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Section N – Culturally Sensitive Response to Disasters



Preparing for and Responding Well to Disasters – PRWD


Rapid Assessing of Local Wellness, Psycho-Social Resources & Resilience Following Disasters (RAD)    


Evolving RAD


Recognising and Evolving Local-lateral Links Between Various Support Processes  


Regaining Balance through Mutual-Help - A Story from Life


RAD and Resilience   


Consulting - Emergency Psychosocial Response Network – Network Enabling Project Work Plan


Action Researching RAD in the Field   


Outline Of A RAD Project Proposal  


RAD Experiential Learning Gatherings   


Self Care of the RAD Rapid Deployment Team 


Possible Terms of Reference for RAD Assessment of Local Psychosocial Resources and Wellness


Responsibility for Distributing RAD Reports


RAD Secretariat


Report from the Pikit War Zone


Psychnet Report – 2002 Vol 1 No.1


Psychnet Report – 2003 Vol 2 No.1


Psychnet Report – 2003 Vol 2 No.2


Psychnet Report – 2003 Vol 2 No.3


Psychnet Report – 2003 Vol 2 No.4


Psychnet Report – 2004 Vol 3 No.1


Psychnet Report – 2004 Vol 3 No.2


Psychnet Report – 2004 Vol 3 No.3


Psychnet Report – 2004 Vol 3 No.4



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Section O – Linking Indigenous Healing Ways and the Latest from the Brain Sciences


Flexibility and Habit


Detox using Non-Drug Processes  


Transforming the Whole of It – Applying Brain Research   


Dignity and Self Worth


Healing the Mindbody   


Healing Artistry, Gene Expression and Gene Modulation


Breathing Processes for Increasing Lung Function and Wellness


Using Habits for a Change




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Section P – A Set of Radio programs on Dr Neville Yeomans Life Work


A set of 19 Audio Programs on Dr Yeomans' Life Work and Outreach  



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Section A1 – Free Mutual Help E-Books


Laceweb E-Books have been downloaded over 17,000 times.


Coming to Ones Senses - By the Way


Whither Goeth the World of Human Futures – A four volume E-book Biography of the Life Work of Dr Neville Yeomans


Nurturing Community for Wellness  A revised version of Respectfully Resocialising – Going Down the Rabbit Hole



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