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Published! Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) Magazine

This story was written by one of my clients. It was chosen for publication by the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA Review) Magazine. “I am sitting with a few people … Continue reading

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Mindful Art & Concussion/Traumatic brain injury

Mindful Art & Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Prints from my clients. 1) A young aspiring writer/editor who cannot read or write after her concussion due to persistent severe headaches. She … Continue reading

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VIDEO Mindful Art @ BIAYR June 2017

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month.

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VIDEO: Cellular Flow

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Poem: Do what you love

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Spring 2017 Workshop @ the BIAYR

We started our spring workshop last week. Often, survivors with a traumatic brain injuries have a sudden and abrupt change to their life. One moment they are on one path … Continue reading

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Mindful Art Workshop for ABI Survivors in York Region

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“Where the wild flowers grow”

Feeling creative…

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Mindful Art Infographic!

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Mindfulness at the Brain Injury Association of York Region (BIAYR)

September 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Creative Spirit Award with Cristina Martin MPP

Creative Spirit Art Centre (CSAC) is proud to present Amee Le, with a Creative Spirit Award on the United Nations Day for Disabled Persons, December 3, 2015. CSAC recognizes Amee’s … Continue reading

December 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

The adventures of the Headway T-Shirt in Toronto!

Recently I’ve had a chance to visit England and walked through the doors of Headway Essex, an organization that provides brain injury care and support. I came in contact with … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 6 Comments

What happens during Mindful Art Workshop?

“So what is it that you do during the workshop?” I’ve been asked this question several times so I’ve decided to give everyone a glimpse into what happens during the … Continue reading

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Our First Art Commission – the Twillingate Commission!

I am very happy to announce that Mindful Art Workshop has received its first art commission! This week, I will be shipping our gift tags from Toronto to Twillingate Newfoundland. … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Many Hearts of OT: a Toronto Rehab Retreat!

I was kindly invited by Natalie Paananen, Occupational Therapist (OT) and OT Clinical Educator to give a presentation and lead a meditation and creative arts activity for the therapists at Toronto … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

My name is Amee and I am an occupational therapist (OT) working with persons diagnosed with a serious head injury in a community setting.  I’ve had the opportunity to be … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

What we have lost, what we can learn and the road ahead

Anniversaries, birthdays and milestone markers can bring fourth positive emotions like joy and happiness but can also call for sadness, grief and avoidance. For people with an acquired brain injury the … Continue reading

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From Toronto to Fredericton with Love

Spring is finally here and the warm sun rays have returned to kiss our faces. It’s about time because this past February had been the coldest month in recorded history … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 10 Comments

Dappled Empire

The name of this print is Charity. I asked RB “So why charity?” He answered ‘I’ve always thought of flowers as charitable, as a charitable thing to do.’ “As an act … Continue reading

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Green

Fox Bay

The song is bright today

Listen
breeze, leaves, needles
combine
create soft melodies

Voice carry
forest sounds

–RB

March 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Night Flower in The Wind

Ken participated in Mindful Art Workshop – Autumn 2014. He was referred to the group by his Community Facilitator – Greg Vayenas. During this session he came into the group … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Brain Injury Awareness Month!

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and to kick off the month the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) is launching a campaign asking if you are aware? Are you … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

Life

A series by Neil. All photographs were taken by Fiona. The narrative was written by Neil with the help of Carrie M. who recommended Neil for the group and provides weekly encouragement and support, to help … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Spring Flowers

After a long and dark winter, spring has arrived in Toronto. The flowers have arrived and we are blooming with inspiration from our new group of participants. All photographs below were artfully … Continue reading

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Storms, Strength & Wisdom

New year and we have a new group! This is our second week and the theme of the class is: storms, strength and wisdom. In Toronto, we have had a … Continue reading

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Mindful Art Celebration!

We would like to celebrate our first Art Sale for 2013. I’ve put together a video showcase of all the art work from our group and would like to thank … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Icicle City

Wishing everybody blessings for this time of the year and surprises around every corner. With kindness and gratitude, Amee

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Mindful Art Collage

This post comes from Chris – a mentor for the Mindful Art Workshop. Thank you Chris for sharing your beautiful photograph. It definitely made me day! In this moment, in … Continue reading

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Mindful Art at the Holiday Party

We had our first Mindful Art Display at the CHIRS’ (cheers) holiday party (Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto). It was a wonderful night to celebrate this special events … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Preparing for an Art Sale!

We are working hard to prepare for our first Art Sale, stay tuned! Here are the gratitude comments from the group: “I am thankful for my friends and my co-workers … Continue reading

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Black & White

Sometimes we need the darkness to see the light. Through the storms and dark nights, the sun rises and a new day begins. Keep going – through the dark for … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Halloweeen Wishes & Release

This week, our group celebrated Halloween with ginger cookies, apple cider! We read a story by Louise Mathewson about: New Year resolution versus Making a Wish. We contemplated these ideas and … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Prints and Patterns

This week our group started working with Prints & Patterns. We had a lot of fun carving small and mighty 1.5″ x 3/4″ erasers. Here are a few gratitude expressions … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Kihelakayo – Keep Going

The theme for this week’s Mindful Art Workshop is Kihelakayo – Keep Going “A young man asked his Lakota grandfather what the answer was to life’s difficulties. Kihelakayo said the … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Fall Art!

October is here and there is a new group of Artists joining Mindful Art Workshop at Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. Here are a few gratitude expressions from … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Blockage + Vulnerability = Freedom

Have you ever felt so closed up that it became normal? Do you remember a time when you felt free? Have you asked yourself – “Why am I so guarded?” … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Survivors Video

Check out this video made by the drama club at Community Head Injury Resources Services of Toronto. It is a dedication to the one’s will to survive, live and thrive.

September 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Grief + Gratitude = Inspiration

Finding meaning when we have lost a beloved. I would like to share with you the stories of two clients; each had lost a beloved person in their life. One … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration! Giving to Others

There was a sense of excitement during the first group, combined with nervous anticipation. Participants were eager to get started and were unsure of what to expect. The class started … Continue reading

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Mindful Seed: Judgment + Acceptance = Surprise

There is a part in each of us wanting, craving space to express. Yet through our life experiences, schooling, family, friends, we’ve been taught to value one thing more than … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

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