HEY SHAUNA ART THERAPY ONLINE SESSIONS

COVID-19 UPDATE

Updated May 1, 2021: I will continue to offer online private sessions (on Zoom) AND outdoor private sessions (in Victoria) ONLY for the time being. 

ONLINE ART THERAPY

My online sessions are currently being facilitated on Zoom, which is a very easy to use (and access) video conferencing platform.

Private sessions can range anywhere from what you might imagine seeking counselling/therapy support for… to something more focused on developing a creative practice, learning to work with art materials in different (less formal, more curious) ways, working with creative blocks… (re)learning how to play as a gift of pause and reflection for yourself.

ALSO, there’s something that I want to say about facilitating sessions in this way, online… I never (ever) would have imagined it, and hadn’t even considered moving the work that I do online prior to COVID… but it works. I know, I’m surprised too. But it still feels personal, and intimate. It still feels like we’re sharing space, and time, and pause. And while it’s different (of course) than being face-to-face in the same room… we can still have an experience of sharing our faces, our gestures, our voices and intonation.

See my Private Art Therapy page for general information about private sessions, and my About Shauna page for MUCH more about how I show up as an art therapist. 

If you have any questions – please ask.

RATES

See my Rates page for details. 

If you have any questions – please ask.

THE LOGISTICS

  • All private sessions must be pre-paid. See my Private Art Therapy page for more information.
  • All of my online/remote sessions are facilitated on Zoom (a video conferencing platform, that’s very easy to use and access for most).
  • Once I’ve received your booking (and payment) I will send you the information that you’ll need to access our Zoom session.
  • PLEASE NOTE that these sessions will NOT be recorded, for reasons of confidentiality and privacy.
  • With these sessions taking place online, you will need to provide your own art materials. This is something that we can talk about in more detail via email or phone prior to your first session. Also, see my Art Materials page for suggestions.
  • COVID NOTE: If you are feeling ill in any way, please let me know and we will cancel or postpone your session to another day (with NO cancellation fee).

ART MATERIALS

  • We can work with any art materials that you have on-hand, or I’ve also prepared a list of suggested materials that you can purchase (or gather) in advance of our session(s).
  • For an additional cost, I can also gather and deliver (or pop in the mail) art materials for you. If this is something you’re interested in, please let me know

SOME OF MY AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Nurturing body-based creative curiosity
  • Getting unstuck (overwhelm, underwhelm, complacency)
  • Nervous system health, grounding practices
  • Self-awareness, reflection, curiosity, growth
  • Living in alignment with personal values
  • Social activism, collective care
  • Women's support (empowerment, decisions around/considering childfree living, the aging body, peri/menopause)
  • Burnout & compassion fatigue for caregivers (prevention & recovery)
  • Creative blocks (artists, writers, creatives)
  • Anxiety, depression, fatigue, shutdown
  • Trauma-informed grounding & processing
  • Anger, irritability, frustration, stress management
  • Developing (or re-igniting) a creative practice

ART THERAPY GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO...

  • Pause - with time, space, and support.
  • Notice how you're ACTUALLY feeling (not how you should feel). To allow yourself to feel what you feel, without judgement. And to work towards understanding that differently.
  • Explore different ways to be present and aware in your body, in discomfort, in transition - mindfully and with generosity.
  • Create some space for regeneration, integration, and growth. 
  • Learn and integrate small (meaningful) ways to show up for yourself, and build self-trust.
  • See and support your strength and capacity to imagine, initiate, and create change in your life.
  • Explore a collaborative to approach to the work of personal healing - through a combination of talk, art-making, creative process,  movement, and somatic awareness.

Author Ursula Le Guin describes our imaginations as the single most useful tool that we possess – a tool that we have to learn how to use, “to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them” – that the learning, teaching, and exercising of our imaginations is something foundational to our basic life skills “for growth, for health, for competence, for joy”.

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HEALING FUND

If you're able, I'd love it if you'd join my Patreon community in support of my Healing Fund! All proceeds collected go towards free private art therapy and/or group workshops for folks who need the support but who can't afford the expense.

Grateful to be living on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen/Songhees and Esquimalt peoples. Thankful for their historical and ongoing stewardship of these beautiful lands. And honoured to move forward as an ally and co-conspirator in decolonization.