Welcome! Helping your child creatively manage their feelings and behaviors
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When you take a break and listen to yourself, you find clarity. It is in these moments of reflection we are given the opportunity to grow into our bigger selves. I ask you to stop and allow this question to resonate with you: What are you growing into? Take the time to use art materials, chalks, pencils, or collage and express your thoughts and feelings.
Are you living your creative life, a life filled with joy, excitement, bliss, gratitude? So many people are unhappy, feeling disconnected, stuck, overwhelmed, under appreciated, and unloved. I set the challenge to those of you whom are ready for a change- lets shake it up and create what you truly desire. Take out some magazines, paper, crayons, markers, scissors, glue/tape and set aside 30 minutes to play. Create a circle and in that circle fill it with images, colors, words, pictures you draw of what your creative life looks like: what you'd be doing, thinking, acting, feeling, when you are living your creative life. Now put it up someplace where you will see it every day. If you are ready to starting living your creative life write down three things you can do for the week that will help you get closer to the images you created.
I play with these images often and love looking back at my past images to see how far I've come in living my creative life.
So what's stopping you from creating your new life today?
I’m Dr. Laura Dessauer and I teach parents and children creative tools to help your child solve their problems, feel more confident and connected, and communicate better. I also help adults let go of thoughts and behaviors that keep them feeling stuck in “shoulds” , doing what others want, and not feeling “good enough”.
With 23 years of experience working with families, children and teens in over 21 school districts I am an art therapist, parent coach with a doctorate degree in counseling psychology, and the owner of an award winning business called the Creativity Queen LLC. I’m recognized as an international presenter, esteemed clinician, author, and winner of the 2007 Small Business of the Year Award (SCORE).
It is my mission to teach children and parents creative ways to connect and communicate with respect and compassion, so you child can feel happier and more confident.
Art Therapy was developed in the 1930's when psychiatrists studied artwork the artwork of their patients. The principle foundation of Art Therapy is the belief that making art is healing and life enhancing leading one to increase self- awareness, cope with symptoms, stress, and traumatic experiences, enhance cognitive abilities, and enjoy the pure pleasure of artistic expression.