My intention in each session is to hold a brave, playful, mindful space that allows individuals of all ages to use the tools of creativity, metaphor, and the body. These tools coupled with an attitude of curiosity has been potent medicine in both my personal and professional work.
Lynnea has several years experience working with children, youth and families impacted by trauma, as well as facilitating art and play based groups in Burnaby area schools. Sessions may include non-directive and/or directive invitations into art making, play, mindfulness, movement and body sensation exploration. Lynnea offers office-based, nature-based and online sessions.
Lynnea has a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Winnipeg (2009), a Master’s Level Diploma in Art Therapy from Vancouver Art Therapy Institute (2012). She recently completed a Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills from Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute (2018) and is currently competing Children Mindfulness Instructor training (2018).
In her spare time, you will often find Lynnea in nature, walking with her dog, savouring the quiet moments, playing with creativity, and exploring new places with with her partner. She enjoys being active with yoga and cycling, satisfying her curiosity by reading and learning, uses art, photography and writing for expression, and values community and heart-felt connections.
My work is rooted in the belief that every individual intuitively initiates a process of self-exploration and self-expression from birth. Sometimes this wisdom gets thwarted or stuck due to personal, familial, social and/or societal conditions and experiences. I believe that given the opportunity, and rooted in a foundation of empowering connection, individuals can come to align with their unique self and expressions again.