"You must navigate your own boat and set sail for your hearts desire" Brenda
Designs for Creative Growth Therapy also provides worshops for children, youth, adults, seniors, schools and corporations with one simple goal in mind;
To encourage creative growth
and INVITE change. How? By designing creative, interactive, FUN worshops that involve visual arts, dance and drama we ignite the creative impulse in all of us and begin to experience expansion and solutions for growth never realized!
Brenda MacGillivray, CEO, Facilitator and Workshop Development Expert. BAA/CYS, MSW, RSW
Brenda holds a degree in Child &
Adolescent Development & a Masters
in Clinical Social Work.
She has studied at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design; a renowned art institute located throughout historic properties in Halifax, NS.
Brenda also studied at the University of Western Ontario; UWO Visual Arts in London, ON. Her art work was chosen for exhibit in the yearly student art show.
After working for over 20 years in diverse professional settings focused on health and development; Brenda completed her Masters in Clinical Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener/Waterloo, ON in 2011.
Brenda is committed to helping
grow creativity and empower
individuals to discover their
individuality. She is a genuine and
authentic human being who believes in
the potential within every person to
connect to their own authentic truth
She has supported healing and creative
growth for more than 25 years in her
diverse professional roles; and as an
Drawing Instructor in her home studio
when she took 8 years off to
stay at home to be with her children.
Brenda continued to support her
community by teaching drawing to
children and youth by supporting the
London Food Bank: Art for All Kids
She developed, facilitated and
volunteered her time and talents to
creating, The Women's Dance; a group
for Mom's at Child Reach, a
local drop and parent education
centre in London, ON.
Brenda is a dedicated, multi-
talented, creative and inspiring woman.
She genuinely cares about people and
demonstrates her committment to
others in her personal and professional
Brenda resides in London, ON with
her spouse Joe, their 2 amazing,
creative daughters, 2 fish, 2 rabbits
and a dog named Tilley.
Brenda's experience includes work
with children, youth, adults
and families in many settings
including schools, hospitals, and
social service agencies. "Since
2011 I have been growing my
private practice and I love my
work and I continue to be inspired
by the individuals I am priviledged
to work with. "Their courage is an
ongoing inspiration and fuels my
hope and belief in the resiliency of
the human spirit."
Peace & Strength
“Creative expression is about expressing who you are, it’s about taking what’s inside you; thoughts, feelings, ideas and finding a way to express that in the world.”
“ The drawing exercises I have developed, improve concentration and help us to slow down, to listen to our own voice...and create ideas and creative solutions to presenting problems.”
“I’ve been so amazed at the drawings workshop participants create and the connection they feel to their creations.” “So much creative expression has been removed or drastically reduced in our school curriculum...tragic..because this is the stuff that grows intelligence..."