Sr. Kay Morrell, a professional Art Therapist, began sessions at Providence Motherhouse, 1200 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario in May, 2005. Many of the programs developed, by Sister, during ten years working in Toronto, are still offered, plus new ones as they are created.
What is Art Therapy?
Through art making and relating to the therapist, with the art as an interface, people can develop healthier ways to manage life, gain insights into the root causes of unhappiness, and experiment with change.
Art Therapy is well recognized for its effectiveness in the following areas:
personal growth processing
stress management and release of tension
support, or relief, in illness of mind or body
refreshment and life enhancement
addressing specific critical issues
communicating when words are difficult
The spontaneous open style of art psychotherapy is available, but Sr. Kay has also designed a series of unique Brief Art Therapy programs, Prayer-Art Retreats and Spiritual Journey programs. Sister is a graduate of Queens University, Peterborough Teachers’ College, and Toronto Art Therapy Institute and she will be your therapist at each session.
Who may apply?
These Art Therapy programs are available to persons 16 and over. You do not need a doctor’s referral. No previous experience or artistic skill is necessary. Easy to use materials will be supplied and are included in the cost. Because these are therapy programs, applicants must apply personally. Third party referrals cannot be accepted.
What is the cost?
Costs are given with the program descriptions that follow.
Is a subsidy possible?
To encourage personal commitment to the therapeutic process, there is no subsidy available for the shorter programs. Persons who have been in Ongoing Art Therapy for some time and have come upon unexpected financial difficulty, may be subsidized temporarily.
How do I get a copy of the schedule?
If you would like a copy of the brochure, with the current schedule for all programs, please e-mail or phone and one will be mailed to you. You can, also, find the brochure on the website by following the link for Publications.
How do I Register?
To arrange for the program(s) of your choice, phone 613-544-4525 X 175, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your phone number. Sister Kay will contact you to complete the registration. The fee is payable at the first session, by cheque or cash.
If you need to cancel an appointment, kindly give 24 hours notice, or you may be billed for the session(s). There are no refunds, but credit will be allowed when circumstances justify.
What programs will be available?
Programs developed in Toronto are available in Kingston and new ones are designed each year. There are three types: