Originally from Vancouver, I discovered Nelson in 1994 on a quest to find a vibrant, artistic community to raise my daughter. Since then I have been involved in the creation and support of several conferences and community events, both artistic and educational.
I became involved in art therapy, meditation and dance while taking a self-care sabbatical from social work. Through the personal discovery process, I became inspired to pursue Art Therapy as a profession. I trained at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute from 1996-1998, following which I opened a private practice.
Currently working as an art therapist, supervisor and workshop facilitator, I continue to be involved in dance, music, art and educational events in the community. I have offered presentations and workshop locally and provincially. My goal is to expand internationally, offering workshops and educational presentations at retreat centers and organizations, and to assist in emergency response and program development in other countries.
Christine Lummis, BA, DKATI, RCAT.
I am a Registered Art Therapist offering individual and group therapy, specializing in adult insight-oriented therapy, expressive movement, trauma, abuse and addictions.
I coordinated and facilitated an Intensive Day Treatment Program for women with addictions in the West Kootenays for five years, using a therapeutic art approach.
I provided an Art Therapy Program for the Elderly at Mt. St. Francis Hospital, and currently offer an art program at Broader Horizons Senior Center .
I am currently working as an Instructor and Supervisor at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute alongside my private practice.
I also offer a variety of experiential workshops including “Healing the Healers” workshops for professionals, and “Body-Focused Art Therapy” workshops combining expressive movement with the creative process.
See Workshops page to view full description of workshops currently available.
My manual, "Art Therapy in the Treatment of Addictions", outlining my approach to using therapeutic art in the treatment of addictions, is available upon request.
Christine Lummis, BA, DKATI, RCAT, is a Professional Art Therapist living in Nelson, B.C., providing individual and group therapy to people of all ages and abilities for the past 10 years.