Heather Dawson is the Founder and Director of Vancouver School of Expressive Arts located on the Canadian Westcoast. She has a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy, is a Registered Art Therapist, a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Bodycentered Psychotherapist, trained in the Hakomi Method. Heather is a long term Faculty at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute and Adjunct Faculty at St. Stephens College at the University of Alberta.
As a ‘long life‘ practitioner, she has applied her interest in personal and social transformation to teaching in the field and to working alongside people in the areas of trauma, violence and social justice. She pioneered the introduction of Expressive Arts into remote communities in the Canadian Arctic and continues to supervise and support local Expressive Arts therapists as well as those who live and work in Northern and rural locations.