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PLEASE NOTE that I work with adults only. If you are looking for support for a child/youth I would be happy to make a recommendation.

 

PRIVATE 1:1 SESSIONS

ART THERAPY

Art therapy is a combination of talk therapy and art-making… mucking about with art materials, and words, and ideas, and emotions to see how they make you feel. To see how they can bend, and move, and intersect. We’ll dig in. We’ll pause, and express, and notice. We’ll make some space for all of it to unfold, and be. Some space (literal and metaphorical) to breathe – to make a mess, to see, to ask questions, to let yourself feel what you feel… and move through it towards a different sort of understanding. Space for a different kind of conversation, one that enlists creativity and curiosity in understanding YOUR lived experience – in the world, and in your body. A movement forward. Unstuck.
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CARE SESSIONS

These sessions are for folks who aren’t sure they want to commit to ongoing therapy, or know they don’t …but like the idea of having a chat about a particular topic.

There is NO expectation for you to ever book more than a single session. One may give you everything you want/need… answer your questions, give you the ideas and tips you’re looking for. Think of these as a good option for a single session, occasional treat, or ongoing thing.
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PEER CONSULTATIONS

These are for peers, art therapists, student… at many different stages of career, private practice, and studies. A space to chat about the logistics of business/private practice, to ask any questions you’re pondering about entering the field of art therapy (or therapeutic arts in general)… super casual chats.
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If you have any questions – please ask.

GROUPS & WORKSHOPS

Currently online only.

Building practices of noticing, managing and processing all of the stuff …the new stuff, the old stuff, the stuck stuff. Things that are coming up amid this crisis that we find ourselves navigating… historical and ongoing oppressions… uprisings of awareness, the unsettling that’s happening in our bodies. Some of the things are BIG (and complex, and existential) and some are small …like, how the heck to get through each day.

In my groups we look at ways to ground ourselves, calm our nervous systems, make space for ALL of the emotions and responses, and ways that we can EXPRESS all of it. We practice slowing down, pausing, noticing, reframing, being curious, taking up space, sitting with discomfort, and digging in.
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BILATERAL DRAWING CLUB

At its most basic, Bilateral Drawing is drawing with both hands. But it’s also a way to access FLOW, to attend to our nervous system health, to process difficult interactions, feelings, emotions, memories. It’s a space that we can create for ourselves to allow for integration ….of our experiences of thought, emotion, and body. Of all of the things we’re learning, unlearning, feeling, experiencing, avoiding, holding.

This is a space and practice for those who are wanting to BUILD a practice …that’s creative, intentional, integrative, and regenerative. A way of supporting ourselves, IN community.
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CORPORATE & TEAM-BUILDING

Experiential workshops for individuals and teams to explore and enlist creative thinking, curiosity, collaboration, personal and collective growth.

Workshops are tailored to each organization/company’s needs, please reach out to chat in more detail. 
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SOME OF MY AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Neurodiversity/Neurodivergence (including, but not limited to: ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Sensory Processing divergence, HSP...)
  • Building practices of body-based creative curiosity
  • Getting unstuck (overwhelm, underwhelm, complacency)
  • Nervous system health, grounding practices
  • Living in alignment with personal values
  • Social activism, self & collective care, liberatory practices
  • 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.
  • Learn how to notice how you're ACTUALLY feeling in any given moment, how the world (and it's sensory information) is affecting you - not how you should feel, but how you DO feel. Without judgement, without fixing... learning how to understand your experience differently.
  • Explore different ways to be present and aware in your body, in discomfort, in transition - with creativity and curiosity. 
  • Create some space for regeneration, integration... learning, and unlearning.
  • Learn and integrate small practices to help you to show up for yourself, and build self-trust.
  • Build capacity to imagine, initiate, and create change in your life.
  • Explore a collaborative 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 step into a commitment to learning, and being better.