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FRIDA KAHLO ~ THE GRANDMOTHER of ART THERAPY?
{“I suffered two grave accidents in my life,” Kahlo said. “One is which a streetcar knocked me down and the other was Diego.” The mix of both her physical and emotional pain came together in one place: the canvas. Her art has been defined as something real, cruel and brutally honest, yet beautiful.

In her lifetime, Kahlo produced over 200 paintings, sketches and drawings related to her life of physical and emotional turmoil. Of the 143 paintings she created, 55 were self-portraits of which many have said cannot be disconnected from her life. Her paintings were her biography. 
The use of art and creativity allows for people to communicate, overcome stress and become more in tune with who they are and how they feel. In psychology, art is used to enhance mental health and to treat psychological disorders resulting in art therapy.

The American Art Therapy Association describes art therapy “is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.” Although art therapy did not formalize until the mid-1900s, Kahlo definitely used it in her own life to cope with the stresses of her physical limitations and emotional instability. Whether she knew it or not, Kahlo could be considered the grandmother of Art Therapy. Not only did she use it to keep herself going, but it was and has been shared with all the world through her existing art pieces, life story and iconic figure of strength.} ~DailyVitamina.com
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Jen here~ there is debate about "art as therapy" vs. "art therapy". The latter involves a relationship with a professional Art Therapist. I'm excited to break it down for you more, this fall. Frida is one of my favorite artists (& used art AS therapy).
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#fridakahlo #arttherapy #weareyqq #liftvip #tintown #theartandtherapylady #jenburtcounsellingarttherapy #goodvibesonly #whatisarttherapy
FRIDA KAHLO ~ THE GRANDMOTHER of ART THERAPY? {“I suffered two grave accidents in my life,” Kahlo said. “One is which a streetcar knocked me down and the other was Diego.” The mix of both her physical and emotional pain came together in one place: the canvas. Her art has been defined as something real, cruel and brutally honest, yet beautiful. In her lifetime, Kahlo produced over 200 paintings, sketches and drawings related to her life of physical and emotional turmoil. Of the 143 paintings she created, 55 were self-portraits of which many have said cannot be disconnected from her life. Her paintings were her biography. The use of art and creativity allows for people to communicate, overcome stress and become more in tune with who they are and how they feel. In psychology, art is used to enhance mental health and to treat psychological disorders resulting in art therapy. The American Art Therapy Association describes art therapy “is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.” Although art therapy did not formalize until the mid-1900s, Kahlo definitely used it in her own life to cope with the stresses of her physical limitations and emotional instability. Whether she knew it or not, Kahlo could be considered the grandmother of Art Therapy. Not only did she use it to keep herself going, but it was and has been shared with all the world through her existing art pieces, life story and iconic figure of strength.} ~DailyVitamina.com . Jen here~ there is debate about "art as therapy" vs. "art therapy". The latter involves a relationship with a professional Art Therapist. I'm excited to break it down for you more, this fall. Frida is one of my favorite artists (& used art AS therapy). . #fridakahlo  #arttherapy  #weareyqq  #liftvip  #tintown  #theartandtherapylady  #jenburtcounsellingarttherapy  #goodvibesonly  #whatisarttherapy 
Did anyone else just finish crying in their car,  after dropping their kids off back to school? Or was it just me?
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Let's cheer up with an INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY!  These gorgeous @cedar.salt.jewelry parent / tot braclets could be yours! Made with love locally. Sandalwood, lava rock (perfect to wear essential oils) & labradorite. My 4yr old loooves "powering up" with hers.
🌿To win:
1) follow this Insta page.
2) tag a friend in a comment below ~who would love these. Each tag in a new comment counts as an entry!
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🌿You should also follow @cedar.salt.jewelry because she is a talented goddess. 🌿
Winner announced on September 21 (the first actual day of fall)! 🌿
For more information on how Counselling or professional Art Therapy can support you or your kids, please see my Facebook page.
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#giveaway #theartandtherapylady #jenburtcounsellingarttherapy #counselling #arttherapy #tintown #weareyqq #liftvip #addiction #behaviourconsultant #childrenscounselling #couplegoals #backtoschool #burnout #comoxvalley #depression #familytherapy #griefandloss #goodvibesonly #healing  #lgbtq #positivesuggestion  #trauma #WeAreVanIsl #kidsmentalhealth #schoolanxiety #contest #supportlocal #jewelerygiveaway #localgiveaway
Did anyone else just finish crying in their car, after dropping their kids off back to school? Or was it just me? 🌿 Let's cheer up with an INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY! These gorgeous @cedar.salt.jewelry parent / tot braclets could be yours! Made with love locally. Sandalwood, lava rock (perfect to wear essential oils) & labradorite. My 4yr old loooves "powering up" with hers. 🌿To win: 1) follow this Insta page. 2) tag a friend in a comment below ~who would love these. Each tag in a new comment counts as an entry! . 🌿You should also follow @cedar.salt.jewelry because she is a talented goddess. 🌿 Winner announced on September 21 (the first actual day of fall)! 🌿 For more information on how Counselling or professional Art Therapy can support you or your kids, please see my Facebook page. 🌿 #giveaway  #theartandtherapylady  #jenburtcounsellingarttherapy  #counselling  #arttherapy  #tintown  #weareyqq  #liftvip  #addiction  #behaviourconsultant  #childrenscounselling  #couplegoals  #backtoschool  #burnout  #comoxvalley  #depression  #familytherapy  #griefandloss  #goodvibesonly  #healing  #lgbtq  #positivesuggestion  #trauma  #WeAreVanIsl  #kidsmentalhealth  #schoolanxiety  #contest  #supportlocal  #jewelerygiveaway  #localgiveaway 
It's been a busier than usual summer with youth / kid Counselling & Art Therapy! Here's a helpful calm down cheat sheet. I know blowing bubbles always helps me calm down. What about you?
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I'm now taking new referrals for the fall. Kids aged 6+, youth, families, individuals, couples, clinical supervision for counsellors, behavioral consultations for parents... If you have ideas of a kids / youth or adult groups you'd like to see me run (weekly Oct to Xmas ish )
please send me an email: theartandtherapylady@yahoo.ca .
Still ~also offering evening & Saturday appointments (which fill up fast!). #kidtherapy #youththerapist #familytherapy #lgbtq #depression #griefandloss #goodvibesonly #liftvip #weareyqq #tintown #comoxvalleycounselling #courtenay #counselling #arttherapy #jenburtcounsellingarttherapy #grouptherapy #theartandtherapylady #abuse #trauma #burnout #parenting #girlboss #healing #positivevibes #screenaddiction
It's been a busier than usual summer with youth / kid Counselling & Art Therapy! Here's a helpful calm down cheat sheet. I know blowing bubbles always helps me calm down. What about you? . I'm now taking new referrals for the fall. Kids aged 6+, youth, families, individuals, couples, clinical supervision for counsellors, behavioral consultations for parents... If you have ideas of a kids / youth or adult groups you'd like to see me run (weekly Oct to Xmas ish ) please send me an email: theartandtherapylady@yahoo.ca . Still ~also offering evening & Saturday appointments (which fill up fast!). #kidtherapy  #youththerapist  #familytherapy  #lgbtq  #depression  #griefandloss  #goodvibesonly  #liftvip  #weareyqq  #tintown  #comoxvalleycounselling  #courtenay  #counselling  #arttherapy  #jenburtcounsellingarttherapy  #grouptherapy  #theartandtherapylady  #abuse  #trauma  #burnout  #parenting  #girlboss  #healing  #positivevibes  #screenaddiction 
Woot. Woot. Heading into my massive therapy Saturday. Yesterday, a  former client brought me a wind chime, for helping her family. I'm so thankful for your support of my overflowing Art Therapy & Counselling Practice! .  #goodvibesonly
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#couplescounselling #behaviourconsultant #jenburtcounsellingarttherapy #theartandtherapylady #tintown #counselling #arttherapy #comoxvalleycounselling #anxiety #addiction #familytherapy #goodvibes #healing #kidcounselling #lgbtq #liftvip #weareyqq #screenaddiction #trauma #burnout #depression #review
Woot. Woot. Heading into my massive therapy Saturday. Yesterday, a former client brought me a wind chime, for helping her family. I'm so thankful for your support of my overflowing Art Therapy & Counselling Practice! . #goodvibesonly  . . #couplescounselling  #behaviourconsultant  #jenburtcounsellingarttherapy  #theartandtherapylady  #tintown  #counselling  #arttherapy  #comoxvalleycounselling  #anxiety  #addiction  #familytherapy  #goodvibes  #healing  #kidcounselling  #lgbtq  #liftvip  #weareyqq  #screenaddiction  #trauma  #burnout  #depression  #review 
Grief and loss. Let a professional help you let go of your "shoulds" during healing stages. Be a hot mess but do it in a safe space. Counselling or Art Therapy can help you develop coping skills and new strategies.
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#theartandtherapylady #jenburtcounsellingarttherapy #tintown #lgbtq #counselling #self care #comoxvalleycounselling #depression #anxiety #arttherapy #notjustmacaroninecklaces #kidcounselling #abuse #trauma #couplescounselling #healing #griefandloss #liftvip #weareyqq #behaviourconsultant #familytherapy
Grief and loss. Let a professional help you let go of your "shoulds" during healing stages. Be a hot mess but do it in a safe space. Counselling or Art Therapy can help you develop coping skills and new strategies. . . . #theartandtherapylady  #jenburtcounsellingarttherapy  #tintown  #lgbtq  #counselling  #self  care #comoxvalleycounselling  #depression  #anxiety  #arttherapy  #notjustmacaroninecklaces  #kidcounselling  #abuse  #trauma  #couplescounselling  #healing  #griefandloss  #liftvip  #weareyqq  #behaviourconsultant  #familytherapy 
Ever wrapped a toaster in a towel, when the kids are asleep and took a hammer to it, in the garage? Feels pretty great, heh? Anger. Do you have the tools to manage yours? Anger can be powerful fuel, as long as you're not hurting yourself or someone else with it. Need some useful strategies? A good counsellor can help you manage the under the surface issues. And possibly have fun doing it.
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Currently booking into the third week of July, with more spaces available in August. 1-855-702-4984.
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Ever wrapped a toaster in a towel, when the kids are asleep and took a hammer to it, in the garage? Feels pretty great, heh? Anger. Do you have the tools to manage yours? Anger can be powerful fuel, as long as you're not hurting yourself or someone else with it. Need some useful strategies? A good counsellor can help you manage the under the surface issues. And possibly have fun doing it. . Currently booking into the third week of July, with more spaces available in August. 1-855-702-4984. . . #theartandtherapylady  #JenBurtCounsellingArtTherapy  #tintown  #anger  #arttherapy  #counselling  #comoxvalley  #comoxvalleycounselling  #griefandloss  #depression  #weareyqq  #liftvip  #positivevibes  #anxiety  #girlboss 
We make 2000 choices a day. Some small, some huge. We are a result today, of every choice we have made to this point, in our lives. Tomorrow is informed by today's choices. (Choice theory). Overwhelmed with choices? Feel like you don't have any? Spoiler alert. Choose Day one.  Counselling can help.  #theartandtherapylady #JenBurtCounsellingArtTherapy #positivesuggestion #tintown #comoxvalley #comoxvalleycounselling #choices #liftVIP #weareyqq #dayone #spoonies #lovewhatido #comoxvalleycreatives #arttherapy #courtenaybc #yqqcreatives #instaquote
We make 2000 choices a day. Some small, some huge. We are a result today, of every choice we have made to this point, in our lives. Tomorrow is informed by today's choices. (Choice theory). Overwhelmed with choices? Feel like you don't have any? Spoiler alert. Choose Day one. Counselling can help. #theartandtherapylady  #JenBurtCounsellingArtTherapy  #positivesuggestion  #tintown  #comoxvalley  #comoxvalleycounselling  #choices  #liftVIP  #weareyqq  #dayone  #spoonies  #lovewhatido  #comoxvalleycreatives  #arttherapy  #courtenaybc  #yqqcreatives  #instaquote 
Elevate! Peekaboo. Elevate the Arts Festival starts downtown, soon! Which arts event are you most excited about? Welcome to all the new studios popping up in the valley lately. I love that being creative is finally trending. ..
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#colouringbooksarenotarttherapy
#tintown #tintowncommunity #comoxvalleycounselling #JenBurtCounsellingArtTherapy #theartandtherapylady #weareyqq #liftVIP #elevatethearts #courtenay #arttherapy #clinicalsupervision
Feeling like a robot? Burnout, stress, chronic fatigue, over drinking, anger, not your best self at work these days? Need to debrief your work situation? Professional development? I've been asked by many frontline workers to expand my Clinical Supervison hours. So I have. Boom. With years of schooling and experience as a social worker, helper and counsellor, I get it. Let me support you.
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#clinicalsupervision #JenBurtCounsellingArtTherapy #arttherapy #weareyqq #tintown #socialworker #comoxvalley #counselling #burnout #teacher #gradstudent #liftVIP #griefandloss #comoxvalleycounselling #theartandtherapylady #healing #healingthehealer #ptsd #trauma
Feeling like a robot? Burnout, stress, chronic fatigue, over drinking, anger, not your best self at work these days? Need to debrief your work situation? Professional development? I've been asked by many frontline workers to expand my Clinical Supervison hours. So I have. Boom. With years of schooling and experience as a social worker, helper and counsellor, I get it. Let me support you. . . #clinicalsupervision  #JenBurtCounsellingArtTherapy  #arttherapy  #weareyqq  #tintown  #socialworker  #comoxvalley  #counselling  #burnout  #teacher  #gradstudent  #liftVIP  #griefandloss  #comoxvalleycounselling  #theartandtherapylady  #healing  #healingthehealer  #ptsd  #trauma 
Change is always and awkward and weird. That's how we know it's happening. Even super positive exciting change.. awkward and weird. Embrace it. Ask me how Counselling or Professional Art Therapy can help you with your changes.
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#healing #healing #trauma #change #arttherapy #comoxvalley #courtenay #comox #counselling #weareyqq #liftVIP #theartandtherapylady #positivesuggestion #JenBurtCounsellingArtTherapy #couplescounselling #griefandloss #tintown #yqqcreative #positivequotes
Change is always and awkward and weird. That's how we know it's happening. Even super positive exciting change.. awkward and weird. Embrace it. Ask me how Counselling or Professional Art Therapy can help you with your changes. . . #healing  #healing  #trauma  #change  #arttherapy  #comoxvalley  #courtenay  #comox  #counselling  #weareyqq  #liftVIP  #theartandtherapylady  #positivesuggestion  #JenBurtCounsellingArtTherapy  #couplescounselling  #griefandloss  #tintown  #yqqcreative  #positivequotes