August 2020

Art Therapy for People on the Autism Spectrum (ASD)

2020-08-16T13:34:03-04:00

  Art helps people communicate ideas and creating art with people allows a glimpse of their inner world. Art therapy can be very beneficial for people with Autism for creating art helps them relate to objects and practice communicating in a way that challenges them but is not overwhelming. For individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder [...]

Art Therapy for People on the Autism Spectrum (ASD)2020-08-16T13:34:03-04:00

July 2020

Who Uses Art Therapy?

2020-07-22T14:05:42-04:00

Art Therapy is a modality, where disciplines of art and psychology are combined to help individuals overcome emotional and psychological challenges to improve their well-being and daily functionality. Art Therapy uses the creative process, pieces of the created art, and exploring deeper thoughts and emotions to develop self-awareness, cope with difficult emotions, and address unresolved [...]

Who Uses Art Therapy?2020-07-22T14:05:42-04:00

April 2020

What does childhood anxiety predict?

2020-04-28T15:00:12-04:00

The negative impacts of childhood anxiety on adolescent and adult mental health have been studied by numerous researchers. Many child and adolescent therapists agree that childhood anxiety, if not treated, negatively impacts individuals later on in life. We have heard from many of our teenage clients that they used to feel this way [anxious, stressed, [...]

What does childhood anxiety predict?2020-04-28T15:00:12-04:00

Being a parent during a pandemic!

2020-04-20T14:18:59-04:00

It is no secret that COVID-19 has changed all of our lives and has left a lot of individuals (children and adults) in distress as it has made us make extreme adjustments to our day-to-day activities. The uncertainty of the situation has been causing higher levels of stress for many families. From worrying about jobs, [...]

Being a parent during a pandemic!2020-04-20T14:18:59-04:00

March 2020

Improving Social Problem Solving Skills in Children

2020-03-01T21:29:04-05:00

  Problem-solving skills are one of the most important life skills that children need to develop. The use of these skills is evident in children’s play, math and science performance, social interactions, etc. Certain characteristics will interfere with the development of these necessary skill. Among them are lack of self-esteem, self-confidence, shyness and inhibition, anxiety, [...]

Improving Social Problem Solving Skills in Children2020-03-01T21:29:04-05:00

January 2020

Internet Era: the problem of self-diagnosing

2020-01-15T11:12:45-05:00

  In 1952, the creation of the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM) revolutionized how we viewed and treated psychological issues. For the first time, we had a classification system that allowed us to better understand and diagnose mental disorders. DSM V is the most recent version of this diagnostic tool. As the [...]

Internet Era: the problem of self-diagnosing2020-01-15T11:12:45-05:00

April 2019

Training Parents for Anxiety disorders!

2019-04-15T20:14:10-04:00

With the rapid increase of child and adolescent cases of anxiety, parents are scrambling trying to help their children from falling deeper. Some of the most widely used methods of coping with anxiety are cognitive behavioral therapy and art therapy as well as common medications. Although there is evidence that both approaches work, only half [...]

Training Parents for Anxiety disorders!2019-04-15T20:14:10-04:00

January 2017

My child has ADHD…what’s the next step?

2022-05-24T07:37:14-04:00

According to Statistics Canada, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects 3-5% of school-aged children. This means one out of 25-30 student meets the criteria for this diagnosis. According to researchers and child mental health professionals, ADHD leads to poor school performance, conduct disorders, and interpersonal difficulties in family and friendships. While researchers continue studying what [...]

My child has ADHD…what’s the next step?2022-05-24T07:37:14-04:00

December 2016

Art Therapy for Art Therapists!

2022-05-24T07:40:57-04:00

Many of us, art therapists, go through intensive art therapy programs/training without ever take a moment to pause; to dig deeply into our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, motivations and asking why. While we may be overwhelmed after running a support group for cancer patients or after a day working with kids in palliative care, we might [...]

Art Therapy for Art Therapists!2022-05-24T07:40:57-04:00
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