My greatest wish is that everyone live a sparkling and joyful life.
A life full of wonder and delight.
One of the ways we can do this is by freeing ourselves of all that which no longer serves us. It is possible to transform trauma, old patterns, habits, beliefs and all that keep us from being happy. The Buddha said "It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."
This work can be done with joyful reverence, letting go of unnecessary suffering while still in process is a possibility. In good relationship, we can repair attachment patterns, supported by compassionate witness, therapy can help "set right" what so long ago started.
Georga O'Keefe said, “I found that I could say things with colours and shapes that I couldn't say any other way, things I had no words for.” This sums up how & why Art Therapy works. Using symbolism and metaphor, we can express and work through deep and complex issues successfully. Even when one is unable to put words to their experience, healing & change can happen. Art Therapy is the marriage of psychology and art; a form of modern day shamanism for healing. Art made in this way helps us to find out what we don’t yet know about ourselves, our situations, our resources, our traumas. I am present to guide, witness and honor your process, and help you interpret your work. Art therapy is about process, not product, so you don’t have to be an “artist” for it to work for you.
I specialize in Trauma and Adult Attachment work, and offer Art Therapy, Clay Field Therapy, and Somatic Psychotherapy within my practice. Trained at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute in Nelson BC, I hold a Masters Level Diploma in Art Therapy, and am a Certified Clay Field Therapist.