I’m currently working on my master’s degree with the European Graduate School, and am doing some free offerings in the Yellowknife area.
My research is in how expressive arts can be used to strengthen bonds in both intimate relationships and in community, particularly where there are wounds related to attachment and belonging.
I am offering five free expressive arts therapy sessions to five couples who agree to participate in arts-based research with me. The five sessions will be completed before December 10. You will fill out a questionnaire before we begin, as well as after we finish the five sessions. Each session will include some talking as well as art-making. Please contact me if you have any questions and / or want to participate. After I have five couples, I will still accept participants at a significant discount from my regular therapy rate.
I am also interested in seeing how voice work in groups can be healing for those with wounds related to attachment and belonging. If you are depressed, anxious, lonely, or are aware of unresolved wounds relating to attachment and belonging then this could be a great opportunity for you.
These will be four group sessions with 5 – 10 people, and each person will also receive a free one-on-one session for us to get to know each other and for me to get to know your relationship to your voice.
To participate, you should want to sing – however, it doesn’t matter if you currently do or not. Whatever your relationship to your voice, your skill level or experience, you are welcome. There will also be a questionnaire to fill out before and after the sessions. I do ask that you commit to all four sessions, and that you try and come to the big group.
Group 1 Dates: 6pm Thursdays October 11 – November 1, 2018
Group 2 Dates: 7pm Wednesdays October 24 – November 21, 2018 (no session on November 14)
Big Group: 2pm – 4pm Sunday, December 2
Confidentiality in Research
Yellowknife being a small town, I understand that questions around confidentiality can be more pertinent for those of us who live here. In my research paper, all names and identifying details will be changed. I will be discussing our work with my thesis advisors, who you will also be able to reach out to should you have any questions. They will also not have access to any identifying details, and are based out of British Columbia. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.