What to expect in your first therapy session


Recent events of 2020 have caused the rise of mental health concerns. As a result, more people have been looking into therapy, and there may be those that might be going through this process for the first time.   How does therapy work? Characteristic of an initial session of therapy is the chance to get to … Continue reading What to expect in your first therapy session

3 ways to get authentic and grow towards your vision this year


This year has had us talking about clarity. It’s easy to say, 20/20 vision, but what does that really mean? In optometry, 20/20 vision means the clarity or sharpness of what you see at 20 feet is what is normally seen at such a distance. But vision isn’t just about what’s clear to you within … Continue reading 3 ways to get authentic and grow towards your vision this year

3 Ways Art Promotes Inclusivity


Part of the core principles of the expressive arts philosophy is to meet you where you’re at. In the clinical setting, an important part of attunement: “a felt embodied experience that can be individualistic as well as communal, that includes a psychological, emotional, and somatic state of consciousness” (Kossak, 2009). This means that, as someone … Continue reading 3 Ways Art Promotes Inclusivity

Connect and resonate for your self-care


I was living with so much tension and stress; I didn’t notice that people care for me, people love me. These were the words that captured one participant’s experience in our Aesthetics of Self-Care workshop last month. Perhaps this same realization rings true for many of you as well. Given too many responsibilities, it’s easy … Continue reading Connect and resonate for your self-care

6 opportunities to trust the process for self-compassion


Self-compassion sounds like an easy enough concept to grasp. Dr. Kristin Neff, self-compassion researcher, describes it like comparing apples to apples: “having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others,” but perhaps most days we find it easier to give compassion to others than to ourselves. Oscar Wilde calls it a lifelong … Continue reading 6 opportunities to trust the process for self-compassion