Express Your Originality
Understanding our originality often feels like an inkling in the midst of emotional heaviness, like something that feels meaningful deep down inside, but we cannot seem to fully get in touch with it. Trying to express our unique path amidst family, educational, religious and societal expectations for conformity is truly a heroine's/hero's journey.
Our true self is most often buried underneath layers of heavy, untrue family and societal conditioning. Often it takes some deeply intuitive inner work to find out who we really are, and a period of accurate outside reflection of our unique truth in order to learn how to become aligned with our authentic life process once again.
If you are having challenges overcoming past emotional patterning and expressing who you are in your originality, I offer self-directed e-courses and one-to-one emotional support to support you move into a fresh new life that is more joyfully aligned with your originality.
I started out as an expressive arts facilitator - ten years ago - creating an expressive art studio program for adults with acquired brain injuries. After that, I worked in Canada's largest therapeutic art studio for adults at the end of life with dementia and/or physical and mental challenges for 9 years. While I am a counsellor, I have logged over 11,000 direct client art therapy hours in the studio, and I feel blessed to have worked with hundreds of clients over the years from all walks of life in this creative capacity.
I now live, love and work as a counsellor in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada with my partner Andrea, a brilliant psychological thinker and a conduit of higher inspiration in my life. She has helped me have many emotional and psychological breakthroughs and has supported my practical understandings of the human psyche and soul. My 22 year old daughter Hadley has launched off into her own sweet life.
Art Facilitation Questions
I do not have time to personally answer your art facilitation questions but I do host a closed Facebook peer support group for expressive arts facilitators of all backgrounds and skill levels. You are welcome to join HERE to ask all your arts facilitation questions to the group.
I also invite you to read my blog post called Differences Between Expressive Arts Facilitation and Art Therapy. Click HERE to read.
I am committed to valuing the fundamental uniqueness of each individual I encounter, whether a class participant, a therapy or supervision client. Respect for each individual’s needs, goals, values, and point of view is at the heart of my service.
All individuals, regardless of race, colour, age, nationality, gender identity (including transgender and non-binary status), religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, and political affiliation, will be treated with respect and dignity when participating in my services.
MTC and RCS - Registered Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor