Programs for Siblings

Art and play therapy for children and siblings

The Art of Healing: A Sibling Loss Art Therapy Series

A six-week therapeutic art series that provides children with a creative outlet for the expression of a child’s grief and loss journey. This group helps children develop evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioural coping skills while honouring an Attachment Framework. These skills will enhance a child’s understanding of the interconnection between our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

The art therapist will welcome each child into an inclusive group environment and promote the building of a diverse community.

Each session will incorporate mindfulness, a guided creative or artistic activity, followed by a reflection and open discussion. Throughout the six weeks, your child will have the opportunity to practice a variety of coping skills to gain confidence that aligns with their individual uniqueness.

During the Child Art Therapy sessions, professional support will also be available for the parents and caregivers at the Centre onsite.

Who is this group for?
Children between the ages of 6-10 years old whose family has experienced the loss of a sibling through pregnancy/infant loss or any other loss circumstance (including cancer). Absolutely no “artist” skill is required, only an openness to try.

Graciously funded by The Max Robinson Foundation

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Book with Erin Winters

In order to book with Erin, please connect directly with our Program Assistant, Shelagh via email at shelagh@pilsc.org

NOTE: Refrain from providing detailed personal information when emailing Shelagh. Feel free to describe your challenges in brief, and leave out personal details that you only wish to share with Erin.

Shelagh

Shelagh (she/her) brings with her a solid background as an admin in a variety of areas from business, academia and now with a charitable organization with the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Center. She feels passionate about working in a role that benefits others in the community.

Shelagh was exposed to bereavement and deep grief at an early age and it left her with a profound sense of how fragile life is and how we need to find joy and light wherever we can. She feels privileged to be able to take this sense with her into her role with PILSC while putting her strong admin skills to good use.