Trust that your hands know what to do.
You don't have to know what to paint/draw/sculpt or how to do it. You don't have to come up with an image in your mind and then surmount the impossible task of making it appear exactly the same on a paper as in your minds eye. You don't have to know how to represent something through art. You don't have to know how to draw (whatever that means anyway). You don't have to have any experience using art materials or making art. You don't even have to like making art.
Your hands know what to do. Your body and soul know what needs to be expressed, seen and created- and it will emerge when you invite the critical thinking part of your brain to take a time out. Whatever images emerge, no matter how messy, scary, silly, surprising or confusing they may seem to you, are showing up to be helpful, to provide important information, and to aid in your healing.
I am an art therapist and talk therapist and has worked with 100s of adults who think they "can't do art," "hate art," or "art isn't their thing." I support clients in using art therapy to express and explore parts of themselves that thinking and words can't always access. Therapy sessions with me can include as much or as little art therapy as feels helpful to you- or none at all, and there is never any pressure to use art materials.
I just loved this quotes, so inspiring
“In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never know when you may not have that chance again.” ~Julian Lennon
I went to an information session on the Body Esteem Program yesterday. This brilliant Perth program offers support for women experiencing an eating disorder. It is facilitated by highly skilled and experienced women with a lived experience of an eating disorder ::
I've supported a number of my clients through this program and they have all found it highly beneficial ::
The next BEP For Women Living with Anorexia or Bulimia Nervosa starts in Feb ::
The next BEP For Women Living with Binge Eating Disorder starts in July ::
The next one day 'Supporting a Person with an Eating Disorder' is in March ::
To register your interest and to go on the waiting list, please contact Womens Health & Family Services on 9300 1566 or email BEP@whfs.org.au#BEP#eatingdisorder#recovery#peersupport#selfhelp#anorexia#bulimia#bingeeatingdisorder#perth#womenstherapist