Author Carmel Middletent’s new book “A Place Called Home” is an evocative collection of memories from her childhood and teenage years in state care in Australia

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Recent release “A Place Called Home” from Page Publishing author Carmel Middletent is a poignant reflection on her earliest years as an Australian Aboriginal child moving from the orphanage to a series of foster homes, and the spirituality she embraced in meditation and connection with the divine as a first step toward healing from the trauma of her childhood experiences.

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Carmel Middletent, an Australia, Aboriginal artist who was raised in an orphanage before moving to America in 1986, has published her new book “A Place Called Home”: a sensitive and beautifully written memoir of her earliest memories as an orphan in Australia.

This book is about Australian Aboriginal Mindfulness Healing Trauma for anyone who is a survivor of trauma or going through trauma, young and older survivors. Some of you may be adults now. Ms. Middletent shares with you some of her coping techniques that helped her through her rainy days as a young girl and today. Through practicing the Children of the Light Meditation, painting the Australian Aboriginal art, writing, and growing up outside in nature has helped her in her own healing therapy. Ms. Middletent is from the Kabi Kabi Tribe, her great-grandmother is “Towcha,” a tribal woman from the Nossa River of the “Dulingbara Clan” Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Later, Towcha was also known as Queen Maria of Childers. Carmel’s Father side of the family name is Trapp related to the Von Trapp Family. Carmel is still searching for her son Rodney Trapp (Antony Douglas Koplick) and her sister Caron Trapp.

Ms. Middletent was home recently and for the first time saw a picture of her great-grandmother Towcha and realized that this was the same lady she saw in her dreams. If it wasn’t for Ms. Middletent moving to America, she would never have met her mentor in the USMC, a cultural heritage specialist/anthropologist/archaeologist in Twentynine Palms, California, who taught her all about the Australian Aboriginal art at an ancient Native American petroglyph site. Carmel would not be writing this book and painting in the Australian Aboriginal art if it were not for her mentor. Today Carmel is an Australian Aboriginal Fine art Illustrator, an Author and meditation teacher of “Children of The Light Meditation style. Ms Middletent writes about Intergenerational Tramua and shares with you her own healing therapy through the Australian Aboriginal Art, Meditation, Eco-Psychology and writing. For upcoming lectures about Australian Aboriginal Mindfulness Healing Trauma, email

Published by Page Publishing, Carmel Middletent’s engrossing book is a stirring compilation of autobiographical essays.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “A Place Called Home” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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