I currently provide individual Expressive Arts Therapy, Focusing Oriented Therapy and Counselling on a one-on-one basis in Cloverdale, Surrey. I also offer workshops in Expressive Arts Therapy in White Rock. I will be offering EXAT workshops in Surrey soon. Please sign up for my newsletter to find out about the latest news and workshops.
If you should be interested in Expressive Arts workshops in your community, please contact me via phone at (778) 389-9234 to find out more. IF you wish to host an Expressive Arts Therapy workshop in your home (for a small group), I am happy to offer a free session for the host.
Service fees cover the cost of all art supplies.
EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY and ART THERAPY
I teach you to find more play in your life through the therapy of the imagination.
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Using the arts to say what words can not
The great thing about art is that it can help us find truths about ourselves without using words, and without needing to be logical. Art is also therapeutic and relaxing in itself. Expressive Art Therapy can involve painting, song, poetry, dance, movement, drama, clay or sand tray work, and so on. The idea with Expressive Arts Therapy is that, during the process of creative expression, metaphoric themes emerge. These noticeable traits can jump start an inquiry into the soul. From here, therapy for emotional healing starts to take shape.
FOCUSING ORIENTED THERAPY
I help you get in tune with your senses to release trauma.
HOW CAN FOCUSING HELP YOU?
In this type of therapy, we pay special attention to symptoms of emotional distress that are easily ‘drowned out’ by the ‘noise’ of daily life. This is where we learn about the instinctive, reactive measures we use to protect ourselves from pain - both emotional and physical. These symptoms can exhibit in the mind or the body, since the two are believed to be deeply connected. Finding these mind-body symptoms, and accepting them, is called the “felt sense.” This synchronization brings us to a place where holistic healing can begin. We aim to bring the subconscious suffering into the conscious, so that it can be ‘released.’
Focusing-Oriented Therapy integrates well with Expressive Arts Therapy and can be used as a technique alongside it.
BODY CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY
I help you attune to the body by integrating with the mind and spirit.
IS BODY CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU?
With Body-Centered Therapy, we are concerned with how the body exhibits symptoms to emotional trauma and distress. A trauma to the body can affect the mind, and a trauma to the mind can affect the body. The two want to heal together. With Body-Centered Therapy, therapy begins to take a more overt form of connecting bodily expressions to cognitive stresses. It also involves some physical touch from the therapist, with your permission. The aim is to help pinpoint the physical mannerisms or sensations that are ‘speaking’ what the mind is ‘saying.’ The client comes to realizations on their own, but with the aid of the therapist’s concrete intervention.