Happy Spring!

Hasn't it been a glorious week? It has been such a relief not to have to contend with winter weather! With the return of warmer, longer days, I can feel the urge to hibernate lifting and in its place,creative urges returning. Since transitioning to family practice in Kinmount, Ontario, I have been mulling over my work of the past 13 years, which was mostly life coaching + expressive arts + supportive psychotherapy. I have been thinking about what I learned from this work about what it takes to heal people. I asked an esteemed art therapy teacher, "How do the expressive arts heal?" Without a moment's hesitation he said, "The expressive arts heal by allowing the patient to externalise, transform, and then re-integrate their inner experiences." This really rang true for me as|I have seen this process occur over and over again in people I have served. I am beginning to feel the stirrings of a new book wanting to be conceived within me! I do have an idea for the title already. It would be Clarity Therapy: The Magic Toolkit, or something like that. I love the very beginnings of writing a new book. It feels like spring within my soul. I pray that something is happening deep within you that feels like spring also!

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