Just to be clear...this isn't a blog post debating the pros and cons of mask wearing. Nope not at all!
I had a realization this week that there may be individuals who might be seeking counselling services, are looking through my website and they may be curious about how I look with and without a mask.
So I thought I would do a quick blog post and share!
I love seeing people's faces, but it's also amazing to see just how expressive our eyes, eyebrows, brows and cheeks can be (any facial part that is not covered by a mask).
Our voices, body posture, hand gestures all add into the many ways that we express ourselves to others. Add in Art Therapy and there is an additional way for self-expression!
So whether you choose to seek in person counselling (mask on) or online counselling (mask off)...you will be met with my smiling eyes!
Leanne is a Counsellor & Art Therapist who lives in Campbell River, BC and offers therapy through her private counselling practice: Solstice Moon Counselling & Art Therapy. When Leanne isn't engaged in her counselling practice she can be found either in her home studio or enjoying a moment at one of the local beaches!
How do we re-engage our senses after lengthy times spent in front of a screen and technology?
One sure fire way is to get outside.
Surround yourself in the natural world.
Give yourself space and time to engage all of your senses.
Sight, Touch, Smell, Hearing, Taste.
An art journal can be constructed and created using a blank sketchbook, created by building a handmade book or by altering a pre-existing book. Even the notions of what a "book" may look like is wide open for personal interpretation. An art journal can be a visual record of ideas, a place for dreams, for questions, for musings, your inner thoughts and for recording your life experiences. Art journals hold limitless possibilities for your creative exploration and self-expression.
Watch for future blog posts about different materials that can be used for art journaling.
I am grateful to be living and working within the unceded territory
of the Liǧʷiłdax̌ʷ peoples in the community of ƛəmataxʷ, Campbell River, BC.
I honor the relationships with the the WeWaiKai, WeiWaiKum, and Kwiakah Nations, along with the Homalco, Coast Salish, Klahoose, K'omoks,
Metis and Inuit Indigenous peoples.
I am thankful for, and wish to respectfully acknowledge their generosity of spirit
and their historical and ongoing stewardship of these beautiful lands.
I am honoured to move forward as an ally and co-conspirator in decolonization work.