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Candace Sweet

Candace Sweet

My training and years of experience: 

Candace is a graduate of the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute in Nelson, BC. She holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1972), a diploma in Whole-body Focusing-Oriented Therapy from the International Focusing Institute, NY (2010) and since 2001 has studied Process-Oriented Psychology (Process Work Institute, Portland, OR). For over 15 years she was a volunteer facilitator of Restorative Justice sessions.

My style, focus and what I offer to clients:

Candace’s approach is person-centered, and trauma informed. She believes that humans have purpose, value, dignity, the capacity for self-direction, and an inherent impulse toward growth. Her facilitation style invites engagement with, and integration of, the body-mind by combining image making with body movement, sound, and writing. By connecting to, and being with, internal sensations, a bodily felt sense of an experience is given space to unfold and bring more understanding to the lived context and provide the next growth step forward. Both Process Work and Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy are mindfulness-based and require no previous experience in art making; they can be referred to as low skill–high sensitivity. Being sensitive to, and aware of, what is emerging in the art expression is considered to be more essential than expertise or experience with art media or modalities. Process-related image making provides a concrete representation of feeling states that can then be further explored for meaning.

In-person? Zoom? Phone? Text?:

Zoom, to begin.

If sessions are in-person, the geographic area I serve:


I will provide service at - No Cost? Low Cost?:

I commit to REACH OUT's request of one free client/year or 10 free sessions/year

and beyond that, if funds are available, $25 a session based on my availability. 

How to book with me:

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