Practicum for Integrous Artists

This innovative 7 session psychotherapeutic programme integrates restorative yoga, self-compassion skills, and mind-body medicine to cultivate resilience in artists and cultural workers. The Practicum is led by Dr. Chase McMurren, Medical Director, Psychotherapist and Restorative Yoga Teacher, who also designed the programme.

Each week you will participate in:

  • developing a restorative yoga practice (no yoga experience or supplies required)
  • learning and practicing self-compassion skills
  • crafting a personal self-care stewardship practice, incorporating mind-body medicine approaches (ex. acupressure, visualisation and emotional-freedom technique)

While participating in the practicum is covered by OHIP, an $80 deposit is required. The fee will be refunded if you attend all sessions.

The Practicum will run on the following dates. Each series will have a few days of intake meetings in the week or two preceding.

  • 26 July – 6 September
  • 4 October – 15 November

For any questions, please contact Matt Eldridge, Clinic Coordinator, The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre at 416-603-5263.

Upcoming Workshops

STRESSED! Workshop Series

May 02, 2019

Stress is a tricky part of life. Too much of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. Too little of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. For artists, stress comes not only from the normal pressures of life, but also from the precarious nature of the arts sector which usually means too little time, ...

CONNECT! Whole Self Healing

October 03, 2018

What’s this got to do with stress? Because artists bring their whole selves to their work, artists’ health demands that we pay attention to the whole artist. That sprained wrist and that nagging pit of dread in the belly are likely connected, not to mention our shoulder pain and fear ...

STEP ONE! Primary Care

November 07, 2018

What’s this got to do with stress? Primary healthcare providers, such as family doctors and nurse practitioners, are the starting point to accessing healthcare services in Ontario. They can treat many health conditions (including stress-related ones) and can lessen the stress that often comes ...