Therapeutic

Arts informed coaching and facilitation: grief, loss, recovery, and well-being

You are not alone in your search for well-being. I offer arts infused coaching for individuals and groups that create a space for exploration and expression.

As a workshop facilitator across Canada and the United States, I recognized that people could attend the most amazing training sessions but if they went back to their old personal or professional lives without ongoing support and accountability, they were likely to fall back into old habits and not achieve what they most wanted.

That is when I discovered coaching. I could be a consistent part of an individual's growth by providing more than training. I could offer ongoing support, strategies, and reliable systems that drive success.

Whether you are an indepreneur or a creative starting a business, realizing your artistic goals, prioritizing your actions, or something else entirely, you will do better with my help. Struggling will go down, achievements will go up, and overall life satisfaction will be improved. With 3-, 6-, and 12-month coaching programs, I will get you where you want to go.

If you are feeling isolated, marginalized, or patronized by friends, family, or colleagues because they just don't understand what you have lost then you might be experiencing Disenfranchised Grief. My doctoral research showed that when we experience a loss that others just don't "get" we struggle to find meaning and hope. Using a variety of art forms from writing to role playing, I see, hear, and bear witness to the grief experience.

Grief is not just about the death of a loved one as we often assume. Grief can include any loss of relationship to others and just as importantly to self. If we lose our independence due to illness or divorce that can bring grief. If we lose a beloved animal companion that can bring grief. If we are isolated in lockdown during a pandemic that can bring grief.

Grief is part of the human experience. It doesn't have to define you. it doesn't have to entrap you. It can liberate you. It can bring new meaning to your life.

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