"Art washes from the soul the dust of every day life"
Art of Therapy offers on-site art therapy programs promoting mental health and wellness to benefit Kingston Ontario's senior facilities, community associations and private focus groups.
Art Therapy is an established mental health profession using the creative process to improve and enhance wellbeing for people of all ages.
Enriching groups facilitate each participants self expression, social, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Therapeutic counselling techniques support individuals quality of life while aligning with current goals, recreational activities and current health care plans.
All participants explore techniques through a variety of fun exercises at their own pace.
No art experience is needed
To provide a safe effective pathway to health, personal wellness and well being through professional private Art Therapy services, counseling and coaching.
Catherine Galbraith, B.A., Dip. A.T., R.P., owner and head art therapist has been working directly with the elderly while servicing long-term care and retirement facilities for over twenty-five years. Certified as an art therapist and affiliated with the Ontario Art Therapy Association, the Canadian Art Therapy Association and the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario Galbraith develops and delivers effective counseling sessions that families, individuals, staff and group members enjoy while meeting their diverse needs.
- Registered Psychotherapist
- Art Therapy Diploma from University of Western Ontario
- Bachelor of Psychology and Life Coach Training
- Grief, Trauma and Loss Training, TLC Level 1
- Clinical Skills in Mental Health Settings
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Benefits to Art Therapy Services:
- Affiliate with professional services that connect common goals and complement recreational activities on-site
- Personalized programs ensure facility and group members needs are being met at all times
- Ongoing reports track progress of group and one-to-one action plans
- High ethical standards ensures confidentiality
Art Therapy has been known to:
- Increase cognitive health, memory, mobility, self-esteem, and social skills
- Lift moral and produce new energy
- Enhance creativity and sense of wellness
- Decrease isolation, depression, neurosis & memory loss
- Resolve emotional conflict
- Restore faith and hope in yourself and the future
- Provide a non-verbal means of communication for those whose language skills are compromised (ex. Alzheimer's disease, Dementia and stroke recovery)
- Reconnect family and friends to the participant
- Increase positive relationships and socializing
- Positively change behaviour and improve coping skills
Therapeutic Art Groups allow members to:
- Not rely on language or verbal skills
- Increase social acceptance and connections
- Talk about similar health issues in sessions and be involved in a positive social group
- Express emotions with support while responding to difficult issues (ex. Grief, loss, pain, isolation, depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, panic disorder, etc.)
- Increase creativity, productivity and sense of pride with support and safety
- Have fun, socialize and explore individual and group art projects
- Experiment with art materials such as oil pastel, pencils, markers, crayons, watercolors, acrylics, clay, collage, stones and wood.