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Somatic Art Therapists have the best of both worlds as they hold knowledge from both Art Therapy and Somatic Experiencing. Art Therapists are educated in materials, media and processes of art exploration while Somatic Trauma Therapists assist individuals to track sensation within the body. A Somatic Art Therapist helps individuals recognize they have the ability to heal themselves. The materials used in the session assist individuals to listen carefully their impulses and become aware of what is needed in the moment, to essentially become present to experience. 

The concept of attention and its ability to become intention is essential. The process of a Somatic Art Therapist is to notice the body, what its wants and needs are and how to use attention to resolve this inner conflict. Attention is powerful, and it has influence on how we think, behave and interact. Mindful practice invites us to be stimulated through the art, becoming aware of sensation in the body and to be playful in the moment. 

Those whom are living with complex trauma are constantly assessing outside of themselves to ensure their own safety. Our biological response is to rationalize and assess for our safety. Trauma physiology is loud, it is overwhelming, scary and it leaves us feeling tired. Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy is focused on rebuilding neurological pathways and to establish an internal sense of safety. Art, movement, music, dance and touch are vehicles to assist in this process to improve the individual's quality of life.

Art Therapy

Therapy Services​

- Art Therapy

-Somatic Experiencing

-Complex Trauma

-Child Counselling

-Parent-Child Conflict

-Family Discord

-Behavioural Management

-Individual, family and group counselling

- Attachment

- Coping & Adjusments

- Anger Management

- Anxiety


-Grief and Loss

-Natural Disasters

-Motor Vehicle Accidents

-Witness to Domestic Violence

-Sexual Victimization

-Suicide Intervention and Prevention

​Communication Skills Enhanced in Somatic Art Therapy

​- Expressive and receptive language delays

- Oral-Motor Difficulties

- Use art as a language for expression

-Art is a universal language that is spoken by anyone of any age

​Educational Services

- Suicide Prevention

- SASSI-II (Addictions Assessment)

-CAFAS (Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale)

- Learning Difficulties

- Clinical Assessment

- Various Art Therapy Assessments

Motor Functions Addressed in Somatic Art Therapy:

- Pervasive Developmental Disorders

- Gross and Fine Motor Delays

- Developmental Delays
- Coordination & Balance Difficulty
- Attention & Concentration Challenges
- Learning Difficulty

Case Management Consultation​

- Collaborate with parents, guardians, teachers, social workers on emotional and behavioural management strategies
- Develop techniques to communicate​
- Assist with program modification​
- Provide resources 

Articles & Resources
Work with...

- Children (ages three and up)

- Youth

- Teens





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