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.  About  .

Emma Chafe
Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Registered Massage Therapist
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 - A Brief Introduction - 

Hi, I'm Emma (they/them).

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Curiosity and compassion are the at the core of my practice.  I find beauty and inspiration in our oddity and resilience as human beings.  I'm honoured to be able to help people get in touch with those aspects of themselves.  I believe there is always something new for us to learn and room to grow.

What interests me is the creative ways that we adapt to adversity.  The thing I appreciate most about my work is the opportunity to see people continually surprise themselves with their own strength, depth, and skill.  

Mindful movement, meditation, and playing with art support me to find balance and face my own challenges.  We are all works in progress and I am invested in learning to enjoy the process.  I continue to be in awe of how we meet the world as our own strange selves and learn to thrive.

 

 

 .  Qualifications & Registrations  .

Canadian Certified Counsellor

with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Art Therapist 

Professional Member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association.

Registered Massage Therapist

with the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Certified Yoga Teacher

through Yoga Therapy Toronto.

 .  Education  .

Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy

through Athabasca University, Alberta and the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, British Columbia.

Diploma of Massage Therapy

from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic, Toronto, Ontario.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and Philosophy

from York University, Toronto, Ontario.

 .  Some Training  .

Advanced Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Widening the Window of Tolerance and Supporting Trauma Recovery

with David Treleaven

Somatic Strategies to Address the Interplay Between Shock and Developmental Trauma

with Peter Levine and Diane Poole Heller

Nonviolent Communication Online Training

by Marshall Rosenburg 

Healing Trauma Through Yoga

with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute

Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion

with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion