Working with People of All Ages and Abilities
Barbara has worked with adults of all ages and abilities and from all walks of life, including

  • Adults with Special Needs (autism, downs syndrome, brain injury, developmental delays)
  • Caregivers (for children, seniors, special needs)
  • Counselors (addictions, mental health)
  • Educators (ECE, primary, high school)
  • Elders (adult day centres, nursing homes and recreation centres)
  • Families
  • Managers
  • Professionals
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Substance Abuse Recovery
  • Therapists (art, play)
  • Women’s groups

Background, Training and Research


  • Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Simon Fraser University
    Triple minor in Women Studies, English and Communications

Courses and Workshops

  • Art Therapy
  • Brain Gym
  • Dance and Theatre: Simon Fraser University Centre for the Arts
  • Drum Circle Facilitation with Arthur Hull
  • Health Rhythms with Barry Bitman and Christine Stevens
  • Storytelling
  • Voice

Major Influences

  • Art and Creativity: Bev Boz, Julia Cameron, Clare Cherry, Rhoda Kellog, Robert Shirrmacher, Viktor Lowenfeld
  • Brain Based Teaching: Eric Jensen
  • Child Development: Jean Piaget
  • Dance Education: Janice Boorman, Anne Green Gilbert, Moria Morningstar
  • Learning Styles: Howard Gardner
  • Movement and Learning: Carla Hannaford, PhD

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