Michelle Denis (RP, ExAT, BFA, OEATA) Registered Psychotherapist and Parent Coach Expressive Arts, Mindfulness, Somatic, and Person-Centered Psychotherapy, and Attachment, Peaceful Parenting Coach
I have witnessed in myself and others, our capacity to cultivate joy, gratitude and resilience, no matter what we have and continue to face in our lives. We all have the capacity to tap into an inner wisdom to transform our lives moment to moment.
As a Somatic Mindfulness Therapist and Expressive Arts Therapist, I facilitate a process of slowing down with curious observation of the inner somatic, sensory and emotional experience, both in meditation and/or during an artistic process, as a way to deepen self understanding and acceptance, and to find resolution and healing from the body, emotional and sensory wisdom.
I work collaboratively with my clients and give room for listening and holding space alongside any experiential processes the client would like to engage in.
I work with women, men, parents, teachers, childcare providers and groups. The arts practices I facilitate, as desired, are visual, dance/movement, voice/sound, drama/story telling, and poetry.
Some of the benefits of therapy may include:
Opening to a more intimate and trusting relationship with oneself and others
Cultivating gentleness, compassion and curiosity towards self and others
Working on relational communication skills
Building tools for managing stress
Working through fears, anxiety, overwhelm and emotional blocks
Accessing and building upon inner healing resources
Cultivating a sense of ease with vulnerability and our deepest needs for belonging and connection
Finding joy and play through difficult times
Practicing healthy boundaries and self care
Exploring creativity and cultivating a trust in the messy creative process that is also life
Areas of Expertise:
Anxiety and depression
Peaceful and attachment parenting support and strategies for parents, teachers and caregivers
Grief and loss
Life transitions and challenges
Anyone wishing to explore and develop their own creative, meditative and/or spiritual practice