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Mental health

Art of Self-Care: For Self-exploration

Date & time
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration is closed


Paige Rice


This event is free


CU Wellness


Jillian Ritchie


Guy-De Maisonneuve Building
1550 De Maisonneuve W.
Room 350.35

Wheel chair accessible


Calling all Concordia Indigenous students (but not a requirement!) Feeling the weight of academic challenges, upcoming essays, research, or the typical pressures of student life? We've got your back!

Introducing our exclusive four-week group for youth and adults art therapy group tailored just for you. This innovative program is crafted to help you navigate the stresses of student life, addressing issues like stress, self-care, and mindfulness through the powerful avenue of artistic expression.

Join us for engaging sessions where you'll partake in art therapy interventions, guided by a skilled art therapy master’s student. Through thought-provoking prompts, themes, and directives, you'll embark on a creative journey that not only inspires but also fosters therapeutic discussions. Our dedicated art therapy student will facilitate group conversations focusing on essential themes such as grounding, mindfulness, self-soothing, self-compassion, reconnecting with the body, resilience, and gratitude.

What can you expect?

Creative expression: Participants will be invited to explore personal growth, resilience building, and the development of coping skills specifically tailored for managing academic stress. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to enhance your well-being and academic journey. Join our art therapy group and discover the transformative power of creativity and self-expression!

Safety and inclusivity:

All are welcome and no prior artistic experience is needed. The group is intended to be a safe and confidential space where participants can connect with others.

What is art therapy?

Art therapy is a therapeutic approach that harnesses the creative process of artmaking to assist individuals in expressing their thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a therapeutic manner. When verbal expression becomes challenging, art therapy offers a non-verbal and visual means of communication, enabling participants to delve into and comprehend their feelings and thoughts within a supportive environment. As a potent tool for self-discovery, self-expression, and personal growth, art therapy proves valuable in addressing a broad spectrum of psychological, and emotional issues.


Paige Rice roots are from Wasauksing First Nation Reservation and raised in urban spawl of Toronto, Ontario, Currently, she is a second-year Art Therapy (MA) student at Concordia. She also holds a BDSc in Dental Science, BA in psychology and minor in Visual Arts and GrCert in Play Therapy. She has had the privilege of working with diverse populations, including groups and individuals’ facing various life challenges. She is passionate about using artmaking and play as accessible media for children, youth, and students, to work through mental health illness, stress, and trauma in clinical and community settings. Her passions include the arts, photography, psychoeducation, and community work.

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