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Mindfulness & Creativity: Cultivating Resiliency through self-expression

member events Jul 01, 2023

Join an insightful discussion on the transformative synergy between art therapy and mindfulness. Jacqueline Compton RP, RCAT, art and somatic-based therapist, will share examples of how art therapy and mindfulness intersect, and explore how these practices enhance well-being, promote self-expression, and provide tangible benefits for mental health. Jacqueline will further explore restorative acts of self-care that nurture self-reflective practice, provide an outlet for emotional release and mitigate the impacts of compassion fatigue and burn-out . This discussion is ideal for health professionals, advocates, and individuals seeking a more mindful life.

In this event, you will:

  • Explore the integration of mindfulness and creativity in therapeutic practices.
  • Gain insights into the transformative potential of mindfulness and creativity for emotional regulation, stress reduction and personal growth
  • Learn techniques and strategies that empower you to manage stress and cultivate emotional well-being.

Recorded on July 18th 2023

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Featured Speaker: Jacquie Compton (She/Her) RCAT, RP

Jacquie is an art and somatic-based therapist. She is a Registered Psychotherapist, a Registered Art Therapist and a Certified Advanced Practitioner in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Jacquie is an instructor and clinical supervisor at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute and facilitates a course on cultural humility and trauma-informed art therapy and is a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. In addition, Jacquie is a published poet, mother,
consultant, advocate and speaker. Over the past 15 years, she has been developing a trauma-focused practice that uniquely incorporates art-based, body-based and talk-based therapy. Her approach is deeply rooted in art and creative psychotherapy, somatic therapies and neuroscience. Jacquie works from an anti oppressive, anti-racist, feminist, trauma-informed approach and specializes in the healing of trauma and how it shows up in one's life.

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