“The authentic self is the soul made visible.”
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Ebb & Flow Expressive Arts Therapy is run by Dale Costanzo & Patti Smithson who are both Certified Expressive Arts Therapists, having graduated from the Langara College Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate Program.
After working as graphic designers for over 25 years they went back to school to follow their passion—helping people learn to grow and enrich themselves through creative self-exploration. They have facilitated group and one-on-one sessions for children, teens, adults, and seniors and have experience working with people suffering from addiction, trauma, and dementia.
We can facilitate a series of sessions or one-day workshops on various topics and themes or customize the workshop towards the unique needs of the clients.
Below are some examples of different workshop topics:
-Self Care and Coping
-Creating Your Personal Energy Shield
-Life, Career & Family Transitions
- P. Smithson
Everyone carries a creative power within. As we open up to our intrinsic creativity, we can gently explore ourselves further through the expressive arts modalities such as drawing, painting, writing, movement or sound. Expressive Arts Therapy provides tools for self-exploration and personal growth.
In order to live a higher quality life, maintaining optimal wellness is key. Everything we feel and do relates to our well-being and directly affects our actions and emotions. In order to subdue stress, reduce illness, and ensure positive moments in your life, finding something that can can help you achieve this is important. The Expressive Arts can support you on your healing journey.
To achieve optimal wellness, and applying it towards every possible endeavour in your life is important. You can apply a wellness approach towards your environment, community, career, belief systems, physical activities, self care, healthy eating, self esteem, and creative activities. Applying wellness in your everyday life will allow you to achieve your full potential and live your authentic self with passion and purpose.