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Journeying through Loss: A 6-week Adult Art Therapy Group

Ideal for: Parents who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant. No art experience necessary.

“Shame dies when stories are told in safe spaces” -Ann Voskamp

Pregnancy and infant loss is a largely unseen and unwitnessed grief, often made complicated by the lack of holistic support to help parents process their grief and trauma.

Why use art?

Art has the power to influence how we integrate, unblock, and understand the pain of loss. While it may feel easier to avoid these feelings, art has the ability to invite these feelings into the light through visual forms, helping us lean into, learn from, and move through the feelings rather than be stuck in them. The healing act of making art can also offer release, allowing the grief to take up as much or as little space as it needs.

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy utilizes the healing potential of art-making within a therapeutic framework. Instead of relying on words alone, art therapy helps to give feelings a visual form, making them easier to process within the safety of the therapeutic relationship and the communal healing circle of the support group.

Run by Professional Art Therapist Annie Hussain (@annie.arttherapy), this art therapy group will provide the safe, nurturing holding space needed to help process and validate the grief and trauma from the loss. Over 6-weeks, we will gently work through feelings of isolation, shame and disconnect with the body while mindfully honouring the loss in a creative and symbolic way.

Who is this group for:

Adults who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant. No art experience necessary.

Details:

Every Sunday Starting on May 30 and ending July 4th,

Time: 9:30am-11:00

Hosted online through Zoom. Art supplies will be included.

Sponsored by Knights of Columbus

group id: 8135
 

Play Support Group for Preschool Age Children & Caregivers

Ideal for: Preschool Age Children & Caregivers

This is a six -week therapeutic group that supports preschool children and caregivers. When a family experiences a loss of a child, caregivers are often not able to be physically, mentally, emotionally and/or spiritually present in their roles as caregivers. This group will help to release feelings of shame, guilt and judgment that caregivers may experience while enhancing the loving bond between them and their child through the shared joy of play and creative art therapies. Thru the support of the group will create a dialogue on how to talk to young children about grief and how to hold their sibling’s memory with them. Caregivers will learn how to read their child’s cues and miscues and respond with empathy.

Who is this group for?

Group is for caregivers and their children aged 3-5 yrs

When do we meet?

Tuesdays Mornings beginning May 18 , 2021 to June 22, 2021

Time we meet? 

9:30 am to 10:30 am

Facilitator

Abby Heck, MSW & RSW with training in art & play therapy

Where do we meet?

The comfort and security of your own home via Zoom.

Programming Funded by The Max Robinson Children’s Foundation

group id: 8101
 

The Art of Healing from Sibling Loss – Child Art Therapy Group

Ideal for: Children (7-11 years old) who have lost a sibling

This six-week therapeutic group is a creative expression of a child’s grief and loss journey. It supports children to 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 clinician will welcome each child into an inclusive group environment and promote building 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.

Who is this group for?

Children between the ages of 7-11 years old whose family has experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Absolutely no “artist” skill is required, only an openness to try.

When do we meet?

Tuesday Evenings beginning May 18, 2021 to June 22, 2021

Time we meet? 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Facilitator

Tayler Schenkeveld

Where do we meet?

The comfort and security of your own home via Zoom.

Programming Funded by The Max Robinson Children’s Foundation

group id: 6954

Our Sponsors

Our Art Therapy Initiatives are in partnership and funded by the Max Robinson’s Children’s Foundation.