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Congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2021/22

This occasion is a momentous one, as it honours the first students in Canada to graduate from an Indigenized Art Therapy program. It has not been an easy journey, but the results have been amazing, as our program has evolved into an Indigenous Art Therapy school called Life As Medicine, run by our collaborators, Dr. Fyre Jean Graveline, Jean Tait, and Jen Vivian, and the theses and final projects by these graduates have been nothing short of remarkable.

Join us in congratulating all our Indigenized and Harmonized Diploma and Certificate graduates! Thank you, chi miigwech, kinanâskomitin for embarking on your art and expressive arts therapies journey with us at WHEAT!

Advice from a Tree

By Ilan Shamir

Dear Friend,

Stand Tall and Proud

Sink your roots deeply into the Earth

Reflect the light of a greater source

Think long term

Go out on a limb

Remember your place among all living beings

Embrace with joy the changing seasons

For each yields its own abundance

The Energy and Birth of Spring

The Growth and Contentment of Summer

The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall

The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter

Feel the wind and the sun

And delight in their presence

Look up at the moon that shines down upon you

And the mystery of the stars at night.

Seek nourishment from the good things in life

Simple pleasures

Earth, fresh air, light

Be content with your natural beauty

Drink plenty of water

Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes

Be flexible

Remember your roots

Enjoy the view!


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