Sian Chambers-Vallance is the owner and manager of Artistic Revolutions. Her background and qualifications include degrees in Performing Arts and Psychology, Diplomas in Counselling, Mindfulness and Art Therapy, Advanced Post Graduate Training in Clinical Child Centred Play Therapy, Cert Dramatherapy, Certified provider of Autplay® Therapy, plus training in Somatic Experiencing®, Children’s Yoga, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (Filial Therapy), Sandtray Play Therapy, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Attachment, Trauma in Children and Adolescents, Trauma informed practice, Parent Education, Peaceful/Playful Parenting, Positive Discipline, and Attachment Therapy (based on Theraplay® principles).
Sian has spent the last 20 years immersed in sharing her love of play and creative self expression with children, teens and families. Her work includes creating and running numerous creative arts education programs focused on connection, confidence building and building healthy brains (music, singing, children’s yoga and mindfulness, brain play sensory exploration programs, drama, and art). She also runs therapeutic music sessions with dementia clients and elderly groups, and intergenerational music, creative arts therapy and mindfulness programs, nurture groups for parents and children following early trauma, and Reclaim Your Life After Trauma Programs for adults.
Sian is also a passionate educator. She works for Play Therapy Australia running training for mental health professionals and educators on Interpersonal Neurobiology and the Power of Play, has created a number of workshop series for Parents called Building Better Brains (covering the brain and behaviour, trauma, mindful families and building resiliency), The Play is the Way Series for Building Healthy Families, and is currently developing a series for schools to help their communities become brainwise and trauma informed.
Her shared passions for creativity and neuroscience resulted in her becoming a specialised trauma therapist using clinical play therapy techniques, mindfulness and creative arts practices to help people heal, grow and process their own challenges. A healthy brain is a well integrated brain where all parts are working together and PLAY and CONNECTION are the keys to supporting this healing. Sian feels very privileged to be able to share the passions that helped her to survive in her own life with her clients.