This workshop helps you connect with your creative, imaginative source to give voice to your inner wisdom. Each session explores different ways to access your inner voice and give her/him an active role in your healing journey. Dreams, Early Memory & Visualization will be engaged in this process group workshop. Participants will be asked to write/draw between sessions. No prior writing experience is required!!
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
~ Maya Angelou
About the Facilitator
Mercedes is a Registered Clinical Counsellor & a Certified Adlerian Therapist with 20 years’ experience as a group facilitator. Before becoming a counsellor, she spent 25 in the performing arts as a director, teacher, writer, producer, actor & performance poet. She infuses her theatre, voice, movement and writing training into her work with groups.
Mercedes views each person as a unique whole being (body, mind & spirit) influencing & influenced by social contexts such as family, friends, work, environment, & culture. She is passionate about the unique meaning you make of the world & your circumstances & your ability to make positive changes in order to live a more fully embodied life. She believes that when you pursue fully embodied living you feel a greater sense of belonging, empowerment & purpose in your life.
She is also an associate counsellor at Wisdom From Within: Holistic Wellness Counselling in Crescent Beach. She runs Mind In Body Integrated Counselling Services a private counselling practice in Vancouver. Her areas of practice include: grief & loss; body image; creativity; relationships; communication; trauma; identity; sexuality & issues related to race & culture.