The Creative Link: Art Therapy and the Neuroscience of Trauma
September 20th, 2013
6:30pm – 8:30pm
St. Stephen’s College
Art Therapy Studio
8810-112 St., Edmonton, AB
Registration: (250) 777-3944
Trauma is a mind-body experience. Art Therapy is a mind-body treatment. This visual presentation describes Art Therapy as an effective treatment modality for addressing trauma. Knowledge gained from clinical neuroscience about the impact of trauma on the brain is combined with a discussion on how art therapy accesses brain functions inhibited by trauma.
Body-Mapping is an art-based methodology for systematically exploring and integrating life experiences including trauma, illness, injury, self-image and self-care. The theoretical foundation and clinical value of the approach will be introduced using examples from recent Body-Mapping workshops with professionals in Canada and Asia.
Christine Lummis is a Doctoral candidate & Registered Art Therapist She is an international presenter and instructor with 17 years experience providing art therapy to people of all ages. Her Doctoral research is on cultural implications of mind-body interventions, focused on neuroscience and trauma. Former Vice President of the Canadian Art Therapy Association, and author of The Use of Art Therapy in the Treatment of Addictions www.arttherapyservices.ca.