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ONEBird: A Creative Path to Self-Compassion

for Art Therapists, Art Therapy Students, Counsellors, & Helping Professionals

I hope Spring 2021 finds you healthy and full of hope for the coming year. Join me as we work together to cultivate loving, connected presence.

"I dwell in possibility." Emily Dickinson

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."  Joseph Campbell


I am a registered art therapist, certified counsellor and a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion.  ONEBird is an 8-week online training that I designed for art therapists, counselors and other professionals seeking the empirically proven benefits of self-compassion - reduced anxiety, enhanced wellbeing, the ability to respond with self-kindness to both the inner critic and the challenges of work, relationships and everyday life. ONEBird uses a unique combination of creativity, mindfulness, and compassionate practices. While the primary focus is on cultivating personal self-compassion, we will also explore how the practices and creative activities can be applied to your professional work with clients. 


There are TWO offerings of the 8-week program - a morning and a evening option:


OPTION 1: Mornings beginning April 15, 8:30 - 11:30 am:

OPTION 2: Evenings beginning Tuesday April 6th, 6:30 - 9:30 pm (no class April 20th):

To register and for more information click on the links above.


"What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul."  Deepak Chopra



Mindful Self-Compassion - The Short Course 

NEW! 6-Week Training- NOW ONLINE!
Tuesday mornings 10 - 11:30, starting April 6
Offered via ZOOM

"The first rule of kindness is to be kind to yourself."  Bryant McGill"


The past year has pushed us to dig deep into out inner resources to cope with the stress of a global pandemic! The good news is that mindful self-compassion is strongly associated with reducing anxiety and depression, strengthening emotional wellbeing, coping with life challenges, and supporting our personal relationships. The science shows that it can be learned! Discover the principles and practices of Mindful Self-Compassion in this 6-week adaptation of the empirically supported 8-week MSC program. 

MSC Short Course starts April 6, 10-11:30 am. 

Click on the link below for all the details!


"Unlike self-criticism, which asks if you're good enough, self-compassion asks 

what's good for you."  Kristen Neff


Thank you for taking the time to see what is new at Heartwork Art Therapy.  I would be grateful if you would forward this email to friends, family or colleagues who might be interested in mindfulness, self-compassion & creative expression.

I welcome your questions and comments...these are topics near to my heart! 


NOTE: Please inquire regarding student discounts and payment plans.  

Self-Compassion For Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals (HMSC)

NEW! 6-Week Training- NOW ONLINE!
Monday evenings 7 - 8:30 pm, starting November 9th, 2020
Offered via ZOOM
Click on the link below for all the details!
Patricia Williams of Heartwork Art Therapy is delighted to team up with CC Gneist of The Nurturing ( to offer the SCHC Training ONLINE!

“Cultivating a state of loving, connected presence can change our relationship with ourselves and the world around us.”


Exciting News!

1. CC Gneist and I now offer an online meditation group called

"Creating Compassionate Community."  It is hosted on the Zoom platform on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:00 pm.

No meditation experience is necessary and it is open to everyone.  If the Zoom link below doesn't work, please submit the contact form below and I'll send you an invitation with a link to the Zoom gathering.  If you would like to receive my newsletter please send me a note and I will be happy to add you to the list so you can be notified of all upcoming training and events. 

2. Our contract with Royal Roads University has been renewed! After a very successful first time offering of the 8-Week MSC program CC Gneist & I will be teaching it again (live and in person) in January of next year. MSC is now recognized as an elective in the Integrated Mindfulness Certificate that aims to teach mindful meditation and emphasize the range of applications it has in both personal and professional aspects of life.

There is no house like the house of belonging.  - David Whyte 

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