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Sometimes words aren’t enough
- Has your child suffered a significant loss or experienced trauma?
- Is your child displaying signs of sadness, frustration, withdrawal and/or anger?
- Does your child struggle to find the right words to express him/herself?
- Are you worried about your child?
- Do you want to help your child?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, read on – there are solutions.
Since 1980, Elke has been helping children ages 5 – 17, express themselves in a unique way, which helps them lead happier lives.
Finding a new way for our children
Expressive Arts helps children explore their world using their senses. Sessions vary according to your child’s needs and preferences, and include:
- unique musical instruments from across the globe
- interior sand-box play with miniature fantasy and life-like figurines
- live animals, visits to local petting farm and animal shelter
- clay, quality paint, brushes and pastels
- puppets and toys
- dress up and games
- connection with nature
The individual sessions are designed to encourage your child to freely share his/her stories with Elke, in their way, without being confined by the boundaries of language. It is a way to explore feelings that might be blocked otherwise. All sessions are confidential.
Expressive Arts can help your child with:
- finding a way to communicate painful and difficult issues
- feeling more settled after a major transition
- healing and self esteem
- a generally improved mood
- finding new hope in their situation
- easier access to their feelings
- self awareness and confidence
- feeling less frustrated
- learning to release anger in an appropriate and healthy way
There’s support for you too. Elke is available to support you with your questions and concerns. She will consult with you on a regular basis to share how sessions are going and to share the essence of the experiences your child is having.
“Painting is my favourite – because we were painting our feelings. I’m not crying as much anymore.” ~girl age 7
“The thing I discovered about myself is that I don’t have to be afraid to tell people how I feel.” ~girl age 14
Elke Scholz, MA, Certified EMDR Therapist, Canada and US respects and understands people’s right to privacy and confidentiality. Information can not be given out with informed consent. Please feel free to discuss our confidentiality process and procedures. We have a legal and professional obligation to report to the appropriate authorities only in cases where individual are at risk to themselves or other, i.e. where there is a suspicion of child abuse, or as requested by court order.