Working Therapeutically with Art
There are no expectations of being an artist. Sometimes it is difficult to express feelings with words. Image work can be a non-verbal approach to understanding the self, our thoughts and feelings that may be affecting our behaviours.
My experience of working with images, is blending this with talking therapy in sessions. For example:
- Personal Growth
The process, not the end product is important…
Enjoy the creative process…
See what emerges…
What can I expect?
If working with images is something of interest, in the session I can offer a visualisation exercise to hook into an image, for example visualising a journey on a magic carpet, or visualising a rose bush and all that surrounds it.
Alternatively, if there is an issue you are working through it may be helpful to use an image to explore this in a different way.
Below are a few images from sessions with clients. Messages for each client came from working with their image. For example:
- Understanding relationship dynamics
- Inner strength
Once the client is aware of what they need, they have both the insight and the power to implement this into their life.
*Reprinted with permission of the clients.