I experienced a few sessions of Expressive Arts with Natasha, and emerged from them feeling like I had given voice to pieces I had not known how to deal with. Paradoxically, she seemed to guide me, and yet remained exquisitely still while I explored all the things I needed to address the most. Natasha was all the support I needed to begin to give voice to heart mutterings by connecting pen to paper, arranging artifacts into structural expression, and transposing grief into song.”
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In a typical session, we usually we begin by talking together, before moving into the arts. Once we are in the studio, we might use many art forms including paint, sculpture, movement / dance, sound, storytelling and poetry. Finally, we step out and reflect on that experience, drawing connections back to what the client came in with. It’s also possible that we may talk for the duration of the session, especially at the beginning of working together. While that is the architecture of a typical session, sometimes we may simply talk (especially during the early stages of working together), while other times it is best to let the potency of the art stand without analysis.
Working With Children
I am often contacted to work with kids in which talk therapy may not be appropriate. This work is a very natural fit for children who have experienced trauma as they do not have to relive their experience in order to process it. In particular when working with young children, I prefer to work closely with parents / caregivers to develop strategies to support the child at home, but it is not always possible to do this. Please contact me to know more about my work with children and how we can work together.
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