My name is Alana Stewart and I am an Art Therapist work with people of all ages living with mental health challenges, trauma and disabilities. My vision is to give people who have been made to feel “different” a safe space where they can process their experiences, access their unique inner-wisdom and feel empowered to be who they really are meant to be.
I use my knowledge in both Art Therapy and Psychology to help people engage in a creative process to help them discover their inner-strengths and navigate through “stuck” emotions.
With exploration of art materials, the creative and emotional areas of the mind are activated which can help people to regulate emotions and better understand themselves.
Art Therapy also can help people to: heal the impacts of trauma and chronic stress, help people to experience a sense of calm and control, gain more mental clarity and gain more confidence through self discovery.