Art has been used for communication, self-expression, and healing and has been for thousands of years. Here are some ways art therapy can be helpful for your mental health.
What is Transpersonal Art Therapy?
Transpersonal art therapy is a recognised form of therapy that uses art as a language to express our innermost thoughts, emotions and feelings. It merges psychology, creativity and spirituality in a counselling context.
Quotes of Calm Amidst a Pandemic
If you need a boost of motivation during this time, this is for you.
We can choose to meet death like a great opponent about to begin an epic sword fight. We grow in size by our ability to live life in its absolute fullness.
The road less travelled
It’s winter in Beijing and I’m at a crowded bar with loud music. As I take my jacket off, I ask my friends if they want a drink. They nod. I push my way to the front of the bar, squeezing through the crowd and lean my elbows on the counter.
How we spend our days is how we spend our life
I take this quote as my own little meditation; a reflection to inject into the day when I happen to remember.
What makes a house a home?
When, and more importantly how, does a house become home?
This apartment has held us through many big life events and in one week it won’t be our place anymore.
Creative prompts for the uninspired
For those of you who are swamped in life’s responsibilities you rarely get a chance for your own creativity. I hope these little ideas will help you find a sense of uplift in your busy day.
7 Art Therapy activities to do at home
Here are some art therapy exercises you can do right now to reduce anxiety and boost your mood.
Reflecting on the end of 2022
I love the end of the year because it feels like we are all headed towards a collective hibernation. The start of another year feels refreshing and hopeful.
Christmas poem/journal prompt
Here is a little Christmas prompt to get some creative juices flowing.
Create your own Hero’s Journey
The key is to imagine it as objectively as possible, as if watching something on TV. What do you want for the main character (you)?
Reflections on New Motherhood
I didn’t realise that within this journey of becoming a mother that there would be so many beginnings and endings. From the outside looking in they are small, but in my heart they feel huge.
Creative ways to add immediate calm in your life
Unfortunately we can’t always get away from life’s stresses. So what can we do in the day-to-day?