About Positive Shift - Who
Wesdyne A. Otto - Owner, Expressive Arts Practitioner
I have a masters certificate in Art Therapy, 5 years of Expressive Arts training, and 8 years of experience leading Creative Arts Healing groups. I do this work playfully, letting new possibilities bubble up while exploring useful insights to help with daily life. Positive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, affective neuroscience, and disability ethics help me discover how to live happier, more productively, and with a greater sense of peace. I am a fairly chill lady with a big laugh, husband, dog, interesting haircut, and a neurological disorder. I am excited to make some art with you.
Some things I've done
An interview for the Chrysalis Society Edmonton Annual Art Show, when Wesdyne was an Art Specialist at Chrysalis.
A Technical Research Paper where I assisted the Principle Investigator, Dr. Sherry Chapman, titled Reflecting on Feelings and Emotions in Graduate, Experiential Learning about Community-Based Research (CBR) https://www.ualberta.ca/community-university-partnership/research/methods-in-cbr/reflecting-feelings.html
A podcast episode of the interveiw Wesdyne gave on Monetizing Your Creativity https://soundcloud.com/monetizingyourcreativity/069-wesdyne-otto-chrysalis-a-nobel-career-as-an-arts-therapy-teacher
GENEVIEVE MCNAB IS AN EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY INTERN at Positive Shift. Genevieve is completing her Masters of Expressive Arts Therapy from the European Graduate School. Gen is a gifted Expressive Arts Therapist with an extensive background in dance. Gen, Brooke and Wesdyne studied Expressive Arts together in Edmonton.
Gen is a mom, a dancer, a wife, and a lovely human. Will put up her bio and photo soon.
BROOKE LEIFSO IS AN EXPRESSIVE ARTS FACILITATOR at Positive Shift when she has time.
This short film, created by Heath Birkholz and Brooke Leifso, (Masters in Expressive Arts - Peace Building) titled This is Self Advocacy. Brooke works with Positive Shift Creative Arts when she has time.