Art Therapy

“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist” ― Stephen Hawking


“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist” ― Stephen Hawking

graduation 1990
Graduation 1990

About Hannah Sherebrin

I am a Registered Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association (ATR-BC 91-044), Ontario Art Therapy Association (OATR-12), Canadian Art Therapy Association (RCATA) and the Israeli Arts Therapies Association (Y.A.T.-Supervisor-188).

I received the social services of London Ontario distinguished medal of service award in 1996, and the Lifetime Professional Achievement and service Award in 2018 from the Israeli Arts Therapies Association.

I completed my Master Certificate degree in 1990 at the University of Western Ontario, and have completed on line specializations in the following areas:

Essentials of Trauma Treatment: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) 

Training Course

 Intensive Trauma Treatment Course,  Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Dr. Vincent Felitti,

I presented in over 15 international and national conferences dealing with trauma, bereavement, and losses. I was a Keynote Speaker. Published peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and 3 book chapters.  I have designed and presented a variety of workshops and study materials, and developed a paradigm for conflict resolution based on drawings. 

My work includes a small private practice for individual therapy and group long term workshops for bereaved parents from terrorist activities and the army.  I also like working as part of a team in retreats for bereaved women and women’s issues.  I work both on line and face to face, and use art materials and techniques in both therapy and supervision.

As a Supervisor, I have worked with students of Art Therapy from several university programs, and continue to give supervision to therapists in person and on line. 

City Volunteer Award-1992-002
City Volunteer Award-1992

About the Logo and Domain Name


While considering a domain name for my website, I sought something to incorporate all aspects of my work with clients as an art therapist.  The essence of therapy is first and foremost connection and dealing with pain. The Latin translation of “Art Therapy”, according to Google Translate, was “Lorem artis”.  However, do not always trust Dr. Google – the round-trip translation produces “lorem trade”!

  The word “lorem” does not appear in any online Latin dictionaries.

I did, however, find a reference on OpenCulture.com to the standard “filler text” passage that begins with “Lorem Ipsum.” This is a garbling of Latin that makes no real sense. “Lorem” seems to originate from “dolorem,” meaning pain, suffering, or sorrow.  This passage is apparently derived from the writings of Cicero, who was famous in his time as a rhetorician. His writing became the benchmark for prose in Latin, the standard European language of the middle ages. The passage that generated Lorem Ipsum translates in part to:

“Nor is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure.”

Pain drives a person to seek therapy. While therapy itself is painful, it brings much pleasure to the client who, through their art, works through the situation that caused the pain. In addition, just as my research into “Lorem Artis” involved detective work and peeling away layers of meaning, so too does the therapy journey often involve a similar process.

I therefore decided to use LoremArtis as the name for my website, despite Dr. Google’s inconsistency. In fact, this also reflects another aspect of the therapy process – things are not always as they seem, and not always consistent.

I designed my logo to reflect the connection and compassion that exist when people come together in the therapeutic environment of Art Therapy.

Customers reviews

What people say?

Thank you once again Hannah for volunteering your time, information session, and experimental exercise of decorating our masks with our Youth Job Connection Workshop. Our clients were inspired and enjoyed our 2 hour session with you. We will send over the pictures so that you can inspire others as you did us. Grateful!
Vita Fiore
Dear Dr. Sherebin, Thank you for this generous training in your Rope Choice method of conflict resolution, which I just unexpectedly spent a morning with. Your presentation and use of this accessible iconography fully demonstrate the neurological advantages of combining imaginal play to generate possibilities and then applying for the mind's evaluative role, bilaterally. If there was only a way to get it to US Houses of Congress and so many other national leaders, we could generate some peaceful resolutions! Sincerely,
Pat Quinn​