Preparing for Your Peer Support Sessions

A Four Session Peer Support Series


Some of us are just beginning the arts facilitation journey, and some are more practiced. To support you to prepare for your peer connection session I ask you to take notes and reflect honestly upon where you are now in your practice. As part of the peer sharing circle, I will also share in our circle if there is time. I look forward to connecting with you in a deeper way, and supporting your arts facilitation journey!


Process for Signing up for Peer Support Sessions


1. Sign the Informed Consent Form BELOW.

2. Fill out your Session Goals HERE.

3. Read the Group Guidelines HERE to see if this group is right for you.

4. Book a Free 15 Minute Consult with me HERE (if you have not worked with me before) so that we can discuss in person what kind of group you would like participate in.

5. Before your first group session please pre-pay HERE.


Art Materials:


Depending on how the group goes we may also do some brief visual sharing so please have some art materials on hand.


Please bring:


1. Collage Supplies: Three magazines, a pair of scissors, a glue sick and a sketchbook or loose paper.

2. Coloured Drawing Materials: Pens, pastels, felt pens or pencil crayons.


Four Sessions:


Introduction: Where are you right now as a facilitator?


Please prepare and have notes ready that speak to who and where you are right now as an arts facilitator for your initial introduction.


Session 1: Demographics


1. What demographic do you serve, or want to serve?

2. What do you love about your demographic and what motivates you to work with this population?

3. What are your unique gifts in this area of service? Please explain.

4. What in your personal life experience directly qualifies you to facilitate for this population?

5. Open discussion, feedback and questions.


Session 2: Facilitation Style


1. What is your facilitation style? Do you work in groups or individually? Could you share a particular expressive arts directive that you love to implement?

3. What informs your arts facilitation style? Do you self-study and how? What books do you read? Who do you study with?

4. What is your greatest curiosity as it relates to arts facilitation right now? What do you most want to learn? 

5. Open discussion, feedback and questions.


Session 3: Future Vision


1. Please share your vision for the future of your art facilitation practice. 

2. Does this future vision incur any doubts as to "how" this will be materialized? What is one of your doubts?

3. How to you most want to grow as facilitator of the expressive arts?

4. What is one step you could take towards this growth?

5. Open discussion, feedback and questions.


Session 4: Marketing and Manifestation


1. How do you currently market your work with others?

2. What is your biggest conundrum around visibility and sharing your work with others?

3. What is your best marketing tip for your facilitation business.

4. Please share a "manifestation tip" with the group. What strengths, passions or insights have you drawn upon in the past in order to create something wonderful in your life?

5. Open discussion, feedback and questions.


Questions, comments and feedback from the group are welcome at the end after all have shared their answers to each question in a round robin. 


Please pre-purchase your sessions HERE

Informed Consent


I am a Registered Counsellor (#1019) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada. In the interest of maintaining ethical and compassionate practice standards for your session time, I invite you agree to the terms of my services before you begin your sessions by e-signing the online form below.


Session exploration will include an in-depth approach to honing your service, your facilitation style, the responsible delivery of group and individual art facilitation, discussion of art and narrative modalities, and personal attention to support the refinement of your offering.

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