Eva Sifis

Eva Sifis face closeup, standing on the beach with the sun behind her shoulder

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Testimonials

“Your story of surviving a horrific accident and then coping through a diagnosis of cancer, struck a chord with many of our members present that day. Your presentation was wonderful Eva; the measure of comedy, pathos, and heartfelt anguish definitely… Read more “”

Nacelle Maloney
Albury-Wodonga Stroke Recovery Club

Thank you for the opportunity to attend the By Accident workshops with Eva. I learnt a lot from both my peers and  Eva’s well thought out and friendly facilitation and advice. I have been practising the breathwork to relax, all… Read more “”

Scott Jefferies
Workshop Attendee
Eva Sifis standing in front of her photo in the Home exhibition, Melbourne

What Home means to you

Just helped open an exhibition of the ‘Home’ photographic series shot by Paul Dunn. Each of the pictures stretching into the distance shows another remarkable disability advocate from Melbourne in their safe space; in their home. A project of AMIDARead more “What Home means to you”

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My life since I became in contact with Eva has enabled me to grow physically and mentally in the assortment of issues which come from having a brain injury. Early in our meeting I became a vegetarian for 3 years,… Read more “”

Brent
Brain Injury Matters

I was thankful to be included in the By Accident Workshop. Even though I have been recovering from my brain injury for 16 years I am still learning about recovery. I learned from everyone else in the group. I love… Read more “”

Emily Ravenda
Workshop Attendee
Graphic with circles of black and white Sync Alumni faces involved in the Sync Twilight program. The background is a minty grey with grainy stripes. The shape of Canada is in the upper left hand corner, the shape of the UK in the centre in blue and the shape of Australia in the lower right corner in brown. At the bottom are the logos of Australia Council for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, Sync logos and SarahPickthall.com

By Accident collaborating with Syncthinking 

It is with great excitement and happiness I share my collaboration with @sarahpickthall from UKs @syncthinking. A residency for leadership in the disability arts sector was completed with 9 other Australian artists in 2015 and it set up finite developmentRead more “By Accident collaborating with Syncthinking “

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Testimonials

I just wanted to touch base with you in regards to how awesome and inspirational I think you are. Not only is the workshop so well designed and thought out but your story and encouragement of ABI suffers is next… Read more “”

Pen
Workshop Attendee

I attended By Accident in 2018. At the time, approximately 2 years after my last known TIA, I was still in the confusion, frustration and anger phase of my recovery path. This path was exasperated because of the TIA’s which… Read more “”

Warren Loorham
Workshop Attendee
Eva Sifis presenting at the 8th Brain Injury Australia conference

Brain Injury Australia conference, Sydney, June 2022

Finally on stage in front of a national audience I presented my talk ‘From the accident to By Accident™’ exploring, as I did, some of the attitudes and approaches that have assisted in my remarkable recovery from severe brain injury.Read more “Brain Injury Australia conference, Sydney, June 2022”

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I attended the By Accident workshop run by Eva Sifis starting in Nov 2022 for 3 sessions. My brain injury occurred in 2019 and my recovery has been onerous and difficult due to lack of information available. This 3 session… Read more “”

Stephen Whelan
Workshop Attendee

“Your story of surviving a horrific accident and then coping through a diagnosis of cancer, struck a chord with many of our members present that day. Your presentation was wonderful Eva; the measure of comedy, pathos, and heartfelt anguish definitely… Read more “”

Nacelle Maloney
Albury-Wodonga Stroke Recovery Club
Just Dance! Eva Sifis

Just dance!

On our recent off-grid weekend stay near Edward Bay in SA, more colourful granite boulders spilled into the sea. This one with a stage that veritably demanded an impromptu dance performance. Now, what chance I should pick exactly what toRead more “Just dance!”

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Testimonials

My life since I became in contact with Eva has enabled me to grow physically and mentally in the assortment of issues which come from having a brain injury. Early in our meeting I became a vegetarian for 3 years,… Read more “”

Brent
Brain Injury Matters

I attended the By Accident workshop run by Eva Sifis starting in Nov 2022 for 3 sessions. My brain injury occurred in 2019 and my recovery has been onerous and difficult due to lack of information available. This 3 session… Read more “”

Stephen Whelan
Workshop Attendee

Mt Wudinna

What an absolute surprise to hear Mt Wudinna, Australia’s second largest Granite Monolith to Uluru is a short drive away. In winter we had it all to ourselves! Single mindedly I made my ascent, calling on all the leg musclesRead more “Mt Wudinna”

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Found the organisation through case manager and it’s been wonderful joining and most useful with other people’s information. You are never alone. There are many others in this world who are willing to share their stories. Exposure to community of… Read more “”

NDIS Feedback Participant
Workshop Attendee

I was thankful to be included in the By Accident Workshop. Even though I have been recovering from my brain injury for 16 years I am still learning about recovery. I learned from everyone else in the group. I love… Read more “”

Emily Ravenda
Workshop Attendee

Melrose… it’s been real

Melrose… it’s been real. In the shade of Mt Remarkable we set up for more ‘life on the move’. This past week has given us various shades of experience ranging from a hike up the mount (not all the wayRead more “Melrose… it’s been real”

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“I had the pleasure of coordinating a Brain Injury Awareness Week event at Epworth Rehabilitation in August 2015 which included presentations from people who have experienced a brain injury. Eva Sifis presented at this event and was a fabulous speaker.… Read more “”

Margaret Mealings
Epworth Rehabilitation

My life since I became in contact with Eva has enabled me to grow physically and mentally in the assortment of issues which come from having a brain injury. Early in our meeting I became a vegetarian for 3 years,… Read more “”

Brent
Brain Injury Matters

The Land of The Dead

23 years ago, I had just turned 23 when my world was turned upside down. Now I stand at the cusp of a new era. Placement is meaningful. Kangaroo Island, ‘The Land of The Dead’, where the original inhabitants couldRead more “The Land of The Dead”

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Eva is a naturally gifted presenter who is warm and personable.  Her By Accident workshops are seamlessly delivered and of great interest not only to the ABI community, but to anyone who has been through a traumatic… Read more “”

Paul Pritchard
Author of Deep Play, The Totem Pole, The Longest Climb, The Mountain Path

I just wanted to touch base with you in regards to how awesome and inspirational I think you are. Not only is the workshop so well designed and thought out but your story and encouragement of ABI suffers is next… Read more “”

Pen
Workshop Attendee

Kangaroo Island

This is us departing the mainland for a real get away. Cape Jervis to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. We’re heading for a park on the western side of the island. Out the car window I can see naked, blackened limbsRead more “Kangaroo Island”

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Testimonials

Eva is a naturally gifted presenter who is warm and personable.  Her By Accident workshops are seamlessly delivered and of great interest not only to the ABI community, but to anyone who has been through a traumatic… Read more “”

Paul Pritchard
Author of Deep Play, The Totem Pole, The Longest Climb, The Mountain Path

Thank you for the opportunity to attend the By Accident workshops with Eva. I learnt a lot from both my peers and  Eva’s well thought out and friendly facilitation and advice. I have been practising the breathwork to relax, all… Read more “”

Scott Jefferies
Workshop Attendee

Easing of my Self

Easing of restrictions called for an easing of my Self. Cupping, Heat Lamp, Massage and Acupuncture are just what I order for me.Dr Rosey for the win. A 40 minute wander home (wearing too many clothes for 24 degrees) followed.Read more “Easing of my Self”

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Testimonials

I was thankful to be included in the By Accident Workshop. Even though I have been recovering from my brain injury for 16 years I am still learning about recovery. I learned from everyone else in the group. I love… Read more “”

Emily Ravenda
Workshop Attendee

“I had the pleasure of coordinating a Brain Injury Awareness Week event at Epworth Rehabilitation in August 2015 which included presentations from people who have experienced a brain injury. Eva Sifis presented at this event and was a fabulous speaker.… Read more “”

Margaret Mealings
Epworth Rehabilitation

Just a game

It’s important to remember this is all a game… just don’t get played.

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Testimonials

I attended the By Accident workshop run by Eva Sifis starting in Nov 2022 for 3 sessions. My brain injury occurred in 2019 and my recovery has been onerous and difficult due to lack of information available. This 3 session… Read more “”

Stephen Whelan
Workshop Attendee

I was thankful to be included in the By Accident Workshop. Even though I have been recovering from my brain injury for 16 years I am still learning about recovery. I learned from everyone else in the group. I love… Read more “”

Emily Ravenda
Workshop Attendee