Hi, my name is Karin

I approach change, transition and loss with creativity.

Art for the Heart with Karin was born because I benefitted greatly from creative storytelling, journaling and mindful drawing, to gain clarity and calm during seasons of transition, change or loss. In the process of creating on paper my belief in my ability to create in real life grew.

Therefore…I am a pastoral counsellor turned mindful artist

I had to reinvent myself many times, and have experienced divorce, death of loved ones, relocation, immigration and adult children leaving home. Currently, my children and I live on three different continents.

I believe we can create a new life story in spite of loss or disruptive/adverse life experiences.

What I offer

Individual sessions
I utilize creative storytelling, mindful drawing, and compassionate conversation to guide and assist you in exploring the challenges and possibilities related to the changes, transitions, or losses you are experiencing. These sessions can happen in-person or online.

Mindful Art circles

A place to alleviate stress, cultivate tranquillity, slow down and let go of the need for perfection. A compassionate place of connection with yourself and others as you navigate life’s ups and downs.

A guide to Creative Journaling
In this guide, the reader is guided to create several creative journal pages. Various aspects of the grief and loss process are covered and explored in a mindful, self-compassionate manner.