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Stories tell us what we already knew and forgot, and remind us of what we haven't yet imagined.

Anne L. Watson

Why & How

Why story?

Exploring stories with common materials.

A tale, however slight, illuminates truth.


Telling them can:

  • celebrate triumphs, tackle fears and embrace change

  • help us shift perspectives

  • shine a light on what is important

  • free us from shackles that can bind us

People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact it's the other way around.

Terry Pratchett

H. Fay Wilkinson

Fracturing my portrait.

my story.

Telling part of my story in a new way - exploring how to integrate media -  voice, image, drawing and sound

How will we tell
our stories

Individually with me or in small groups (in person or online):

  • taking an art-full and metaphorical approach overlaying different story structures like fairytales and myths onto our personal stories

  • using digital tools to tell challenging stories in new ways by integrating your drawings, paintings, sculpture, words and voice 

  • absolutely no experience is necessary!

Using digital tools to support the story


If we are not aware that we are living a story, it's likely we are stuck inside a narrow and constricted one, a story bound tight around us by other people's definitions and expectations.   Robert Moss

why talk to me?


I am:

  • passionate about stories and guiding others to tell theirs

  • patient, flexible, innovative, and am learning all the time

  • neither judgmental nor do I interpret

  • respectful always and playful when appropriate 

  • trained specifically in expressive arts, grounded in evidence-informed and sound theoretical principles

  • over 30 years experience in the field  

  • Registered with the International Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Association & Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association

  • I tell the truth even if my voice shakes  

  • I listen well, am present, and love collaborations

  • The one who has the answers is you! I can simply be an instrument in your symphony


Story is the vehicle we use to make sense of our lives in a world that often defies logic.

Jim Trelease


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Exploring stories with common materials.

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