It was a great conference. (smile) It assured me once more how important the therapeutic art interventions are that I have integrated into the Healing for Grieving Hearts program.
Why does art therapy work?
We all think in images that are unique to each of us. If I would say: “Think of a tree”, all of you would have a different tree in mind. Was it an oak, evergreen, an ash, a maple tree, a tree in bloom or a fall tree or...? Let me know I am curious. (smile)
Our images and thoughts are unique and shaped by what we have encountered in the past. The therapeutic art interventions help to tap into the feelings that don’t seem to have any words. Bring them to light and healing with colours, shapes, and symbols.
How can it help when you are grieving?
When you lose someone your heart might be overwhelmed with all the sadness and new realities that come your way. It might shut down a bit to protect itself until it is ready again to open up and see a new future.
Therapeutic art interventions help your heart and your soul to express what you might not be able to in front of family and friends. In art therapy there is no right or wrong. All of your images are yours and will help you move through your unique grieving process. You will be surprised to see how hidden resources come to the forefront.
Take good care,
After the conference an art therapist friend of mine wrote: I wanted to say that I think your presentation was fantastic. I talked to a few other participants that felt the same, thanks so much. ~ Katie
Yes, this made my day. (smile)