About Maiya

What brought me to this work was a combination of my deep care and curiosity about our experiences as human beings, and a life-long impulse to create, to reflect, to make, and to shape. To be human is to create.  The therapeutic world is awakening to what many cultures and peoples around the world have long known:  that the body (soma) and spirit (psyche) are resources capable of leading us through times of stress, trauma, and challenge and into transformation and growth.  Individually and collectively. 

I am committed, as a psychotherapist and as a person, to be ever learning about the soma and the psyche. I am committed to learning and uncovering how creativity serves as a bridge between the two, as well as a bridge between ourselves and one another. 

I am a certified Expressive Arts Therapist and a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor. I am currently enrolled in my second year of graduate studies at EGS (European Graduate School) for my Masters Degree. 

Beannacht/Blessing by John O'Donohue

 

On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.

And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets into you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green
and azure blue,
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.

Maiya Robbie

maiyarobbie.exa@gmail.com
(250) 328-4286