Olivia Stymiest

A Quick Guide to Art-based Interventions in Counselling: Reference Points for Clinicians and Clients

As a trained art therapist, I am a firm believer in the healing properties and potential artmaking can foster. Including artmaking in the therapeutic space can help all parties involved exceed the limits of traditional talk therapy by incorporating elements of visual and sensory information processing. Some of the ways we might see art being made […]

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More Than Fight or Flight: The 4F’s and How They Relate to Trauma

We’ve probably all heard of the fight or flight response – that is, the innate way that the body responds to actual or perceived threat. For years it’s been thought that we’ve evolved to respond to danger in one of two ways: conflict or escape. An individual engaged in these responses may experience physiological effects

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