HEY SHAUNA ART THERAPY
Learning to Express and Understand Ourselves Better
To Create More Balance in Our Lives
ENLISTING CREATIVITY & CURIOSITY TO HELP US MAKE THE CHANGES THAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR.
SHAUNA KAENDO is a Vancouver-based art therapist, located in the downtown/ gastown/ chinatown area at Pender and Homer.
ART THERAPY IS A COLLABORATION OF ART-MAKING, COUNSELLING, AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. Creating an opportunity to express and understand ourselves better, and to find ways to create more balance and ease in our lives.
CREATIVITY BEGINS BEFORE WE HAVE ART MATERIALS IN OUR HANDS. It begins with personal and collective agency, with the decision(s) that we make to seek community, support, and space. It feels important to describe and recognize creativity as more than an art-related process, but also a way that we can live, imagine, understand, and create change in our lives.
ART THERAPY is grounded in the belief that creative process, self-expression, and supported reflection can help us to have a clearer understanding of where we’re at right now …what we need… and to be able to imagine and make the changes that we’re looking for. Using creativity and expression to find balance, manage stress, depression, anxiety, mental health issues and the myriad of other un-eases that trip us up in our daily lives.
NO EXPERIENCE WITH ART OR ART MATERIALS IS NEEDED.
SHAUNA KAENDO (BFA, DVATI)
Art Therapist | Workshop Facilitator | Organizational & Individual Creative Process Facilitation | Community Development
I’m currently offering online (Zoom) & telephone sessions only.
I offer both in-studio and outdoor one-on-one art therapy sessions! Outdoor sessions are available for Summer and early Fall only.
All workshops will now be offered via video/online ONLY.
Workshops for individuals and teams to explore and enlist creative thinking, collaboration, personal and collective growth.
The arts help us to maintain a balance between what science shows us (and that can often make us painfully aware of our flawed nature and chaotic environments) and what sustains us in our “survival of life’s journey” …art being something that “soothes us, supports us, and inspires us along the way”.
– FRANCES KAPLAN: ART, SCIENCE AND ART THERAPY
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Grateful to be living and working on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples - xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.