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22 Jun

The Gatehouse Global Poetry Movement

June 23, 2022 The Gatehouse has launched The Gatehouse Global Poetry Movement at www.globalpoetrymovement.com   We were inspired by the initiative: Global Poem Initiative-“Dear Vaccine” “By articulating our most complex and emotional experiences in language, we harness the ability to transform a common experience into collective meaning.”  is directly aligned with The Gatehouse Global Poetry Movement initiative. Thank you to all volunteers, students, and staff, who helped bring this initiative to life – Carol, Arthur,...

22 Jun

Transforming Trauma: Bridging Healing & Creativity Through Community

Title: Transforming Trauma: Bridging Healing and Creativity Through Community Date: Sunday, August 28th, 2022 Time: 2 pm to 4 pm EST Location: The Gatehouse Healing Garden, 3101 Lakeshore Blvd W., Toronto, ON, M8V 3W8 Description: An immersive art exhibit of Art and poems from survivors, members of The Gatehouse groups, and Full Circle Art Therapy Groups will be on display. Participants will be able to create art demonstrating how they feel about what they...

30 Jun

Survivors of CSA: Psychopathology, Emotional Regulation, and Disgust.  

Survivors of CSA: Psychopathology, Emotional Regulation, and Disgust Written by: Leah K., Practicum Student, The Gatehouse Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has the potential to disrupt the emotional development of the child during critical developmental periods, often resulting in adult survivors having difficulty regulating emotions and developing emotional attachments and relationships (Cortois & Ford, 2009; Coyle et al., 2014). Research has highlighted that CSA is a substantial risk for psychopathology, or in other words, mental or behavioral...

30 Jun

Dealing with Stress

Dealing with Stress  Written by: Bezaite Fantaye, Placement Student, The Gatehouse  Stress is a normal part of our lives. It impacts a large number of people. Our environment, our bodies, and our thoughts can all cause stress. Even positive life transitions, such as beginning a new career, returning to school, or having a child, can be stressful and also a negative life experience, such as childhood sexual abuse. The majority of individuals link stress with a...