Growth after Trauma
Group starts Jan. 2023
Learning to live again after a trauma is difficult.
This 12 session program is offered over 24 weeks to allow you to integrate the changes that you are making as you recover from a trauma that changes everything. Use the arts to discover how Posttraumatic Growth can help you manage trauma-symptoms. If you are living with insomnia, nightmares, racing thoughts, fear and uncertainty of the future, jumpiness, angry outbursts, and other traumatic symptoms there is help and hope. Explore the 5 areas of Posttraumatic Growth to help you choose how you want to create your life moving forward. This is the group I wish I had after my son died by suicide.
Art Therapist and Counsellor
I was a teacher and an artist. MS prompted me to change careers. I went back to university and completed Art Therapy and Counselling diplomas. During my Art Therapy training I was
an art therapist at a school for 5 months,
ran groups for Parkinson's Alberta for 8 months,
ran weekend retreats for low-income women for 7 years,
offered art therapy at a homeless shelter for 2 years,
provided individual art therapy for adults,
chaired a community meals program, 5 years
completed 7 years of Expressive Arts training
Recently I wrote the new American Disability Civil Rights History for use in Pennsylvania's new curriculum requirement.
I have dyslexia and was a poor reader and daydreamer in school. I still cannot spell my way out of a wet paper bag.
I took a 5-year hiatus to recover after my 22-year-old son died by suicide. His death changed how I see the world.
It is with gratitude, relief, and new-found hope that I am finally able to offer therapeutic services again.
Wesdyne - Pronounced Wes-Deen
What I Specialize In
Recover from a change that changes everything
Parent & Child
Disability and Chronic Illness Counselling
Adjust & Thrive
Grief and Loss
Shift from longing to gratitude