Art Therapy: Fostering Resilience & Healing (Mar 6, 2020)

A presentation as part of the Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 6

This presentation will introduce an Art Therapy approach to fostering resilience and healing. Art Therapy uses non-verbal communication to support resilience. This approach builds the capacity to reverse physiological changes associated with trauma, expanding the individual’s capacity to recover, adapt and problem solve.

Supporting Resiliency and Well-being through Art in Young Children (May 4, 2018)

A presentation as part of the annual EDCA of PEI’s annual conference.

This highly interactive session will explore the distinctive outcomes associated with using art as therapy, and why it works. Participants will explore the concept of
using art therapy in the classroom to build resiliency and well-being in children, as well as how to speak to children about their artistic process. Case studies will include art therapy for grief and loss in the classroom, and using art therapy and storytelling for agency building in the context of a daycare.

Participants are asked to come prepared to create, and are asked to dress in clothing appropriate for crafting.

Eco-Leadership (May 3, 2018)

An experiential workshop as part of the ECDA of PEI’s annual conference.

Eco Leadership is a program designed for school-aged children. Based on an anti-bullying platform, encouraging empathy for each other and the environment while lessening the impact of waste in landfills and promoting sustainability. The workshop will incorporate art making as well as an in-depth exploration of the program, including case studies.

Art Therapy and Mindfulness (Apr 22, 2018)

An open presentation on Art Therapy and Mindfulness, part of the Free Wellness Day at Halifax Central Library hosted by the Nova Scotia Chapter of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of Canada. Stop by room 301 from 2:30-3pm for information and the chance to try out some mindful art making techniques!