Healing with the Arts is an eight-week group for people who have experienced childhood trauma, sexual assault and/or relationship abuse. This group and our services are open to all marginalized genders including women (cis and trans), Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary people. Topics covered include: Self-compassionThe window of toleranceGrounding…
Category Women's Place
Across BC, anti-violence service providers have reported an increase in gender-based violence along with a corresponding demand for help as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to UN Women, with 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people were sheltering at home because of COVID-19 during the month of April. While the lockdown was a necessary protective measure, unfortunately, it also brought with it a different danger since lockdowns increase isolation as well as time spent with an abusive partner. With tensions mounting from health and financial concerns, a lockdown can become a perfect storm for controlling, violent behaviour behind closed doors.
Expressive Arts explores the healing power of the art making process. Find joy and peace in releasing feelings and emotions by getting in touch with your imagination. Expressive Arts helps you to gain insight into life’ s challenges, and helps to tap into your creativity in order to find one’ s inner wisdom and a greater sense of resiliency. No artistic experience required.