HEY SHAUNA ART THERAPY ABOUT
Art therapy is the intentional use of art-making to create an opportunity to express and better understand our emotions and our needs, and to create and nurture balance and well-being, within a space that is facilitated by an art therapist. It is grounded in the belief that creative process and self-expression help us to find ways to cope, to manage stress, depression, anxiety, mental health issues and the myriad of other un-eases that trip us up in our daily lives. It gives us the space and opportunity to express ourselves, without judgement or expectation.
No experience or knowledge of art materials is needed.
SHAUNA KAENDO | BFA, DVATI
Art therapist (Vancouver Art Therapy Institute) and mixed media artist (BFA from Emily Carr University), working in Vancouver BC.
Art therapy is a sum of everything I love about art and art-making, in many ways – but in large part because of it’s potential for community and resource building. The possibilities around well-being, collaboration and community-building by way of active self-care, peer support and connection, and creative expression. My personal approach to art-making and art therapy is grounded in an emphasis on process, play and exploration of materials. And the belief that we all have the potential (and capacity) to make change in our lives, and to create more balance amidst our whirlwinds.
I offer private one-on-one sessions, and group art therapy and art-making workshops out of my Vancouver studio.
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