“There's more than one answer to these questions pointing me in a crooked line. The less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine.” - Indigo Girls
— Closer to Fine
Intermodal expressive arts is a practice that uses the arts to deepen understanding and access resources to help process experiences, heal from trauma, and clarify purpose in the everyday. No previous experience or special talent is required. Arts engagement and creativity are innate to all human beings and have a long history in every culture, providing an opportunity to explore both inner and outer experience through the simple, yet profound, lens of play.
In all services provided there is a resourcing of the body through the use of mindfulness and somatic interventions. As human beings, our bodies are a source of wisdom and comfort where we can learn to connect to our senses in the now and bodily experience from the past. Traditional talk therapies are cognitive and "top down" focused. The somatic mindful, and expressive arts therapies emphasize a "bottom up" approach that can be particularly effective in emotional regulation and creating safety when healing trauma.
Experience-Oriented & Client-Centred
Integrative psychotherapy places the client at the centre of the therapeutic process by providing interventions that focus on the needs of the individual, based on the unique experiences that have brought them to where they are today. Rather than employing a single therapeutic modality or theory, a multi-modal and integrated approach meets the client where they are at.