Is Anxiety and difficult behaviour holding your child back? It’s time to level the playing field and give them the skills they need to thrive under pressure. Up-scale your parenting to help your child manage difficult feelings and emotions.
Carrie has worked in children’s mental health for 15 years through focus groups and individual counselling. Her experience includes time spend at the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre, and Children’s Centre Thunder Bay.
Her services are covered under benefit plans that include counselling and social work.
Carrie incorporates hands on learning with art materials to express feelings and emotions in a visual way. Kids don’t want to talk, they want to do, expressive arts can give your child a voice.
Your child or teen will leave the session with emotionally focused art that they create! Carrie then teaches parents how to use it as a tool to help kids get grounded.
Truth Is: You are a good parent and want to give your child every opportunity. Save yourself years of frustration and take the next step.
I come to you and deliver a workshop designed to meet your needs. Some examples include; Igniting the Fire Within (Find Your Passion), Moving Through Grief and Loss, Building Self Esteem and Self Confidence.
Workshops with Storytelling Figures
Join us in a workshop to explore your inner self by creating a funky, unique figure with wires, foam, thread, wool, fabrics and many, many trinkets, buttons, and beads.
Once your figure comes alive, takes shape spend some time getting to know him or her and creating his/her/it’s story. You will be amazed at what comes out during this process. This process works well when looking at making changes in ones life, building self esteem or self confidence or healing from some past trauma.
Contact me today to learn how to join a workshop. Or get 5-6 people together to create and build and have your own private session. Excellent idea for a team retreat or staff development day. We can create in your space or mine.
Expressive Arts Therapy (EXAT) is a cutting edge approach to addressing life’s challenges. The experience of expressive arts might be the creation of a painting, writing of a poem, music or simply a movement of the hand.
Within these creative expressions lie opportunities to open space to expanding ideas and beliefs. These are stories of possibilities. These are the sounds when meaning is echoed in suffering. We may delight in the surprise that emerges from ones work with the image, the word, the song.
EXAT can take many forms and can be done individually and for any issue including grief, anxiety, anger, trauma, just to name a few. Or it can take place in a group session, where process and healing happen within the group. Finally expressive arts can be a modality that is used in both a training element for professionals who want to build on their own practice or as a team building event or exercise.
If you are interested in learning more consider taking one of my workshops on self growth and creative wonderings. There you will be able to look into yourself and perhaps there is a piece of yourself you want to work on or improve upon, the creation of a “spirit doll, creature or warrior being.