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Therapeutic Art for Health and Wellness

The process of making art is healing and therapeutic in many ways. During this group we will use the art making process to engage our minds, bodies and spirits in ways that increase our sense of mental, emotion and physical health and wellness. Through our work we can learn different coping strategies, develop empathy for ourselves and others, challenge our current thinking patterns, and develop stronger problem solving and creative thinking skills. The therapeutic art making process has been known to help relieve some feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress; and increase our sense of self-confidence, self-worth, concentration, community and connection.


About the Moderator:

Lu Jimenez

Lu is a queer, neurodivergent, recovering perfectionist with a penchant for all things arts and crafts. She is an Addictions & Mental Health Counsellor (having previously been a nurse) and is studying Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at OPC in Toronto, Ontario. In her work she is dedicated to helping others improve their quality of life and gain a deeper understanding of themselves. She is passionate about providing shame-free, compassionate mental health support and dreams of helping to heal a broken world through her counselling and art practices.

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