Pain & Art Therapy
Giving Chronic Pain A Voice
People with chronic pain so often feel that they have lost control -
Control of their bodies.. their choices & the very fabric of their lives.
Art Therapy allows for purposeful control & re-connection of their bodies.
The underlying emotional wounds that feed this chronic madness are able to be soothed & transformed.
I, myself, have had trauma that, as the years went by, turned into a chronic pain.
We all have trauma & traumatic events that happen to us every day & it is the process or lack of process that can cause that energy to seed itself into an area of our body, later morphing into pain, then a chronic condition.
When I look at my own situation, my trauma started at a very young age (as do so many others)
Learning to be quiet & having no safe place my body formed a pattern. A unhealthy pattern by the way, of non-expression. As I got older and more and more big and small traumatic events entered my life, more & more heaviness settled into my shoulders, neck, and upper back.
When I was 35, I had a swimming pool accident that could have killed me, or made me a quadriplegic. The event was never looked at or dealt with. I didn't realize that it needed to be looked at.. That I needed to be seen.... Needed to be heard...... Needed to understand......
ART THERAPY helped me with all these things plus more....
Some of the benefits are :
*Being seen & heard : to tell their story & have it witnessed
*Improved Well-being : sense of hope & a more fulfilled life
*Reconnecting : to others & self
*Better functioning : new emotional resources & coping skills
*Meaning : gaining new or finding lost meaning to life
*Self-Esteem : confidence, self-belief & choice
*Self-Expression : getting to know the feelings & letting go
ALL WITH NO ART EXPERIENCE NEEDED : JUST AN OPENNESS TO EXPLORE
A Little About Art Therapy
In Group Sessions or One on One
Sample videos available to watch on You Tube : art-life-healing
Art therapy is a fun & supportive exploration of Self in a safe space for when there are hard to express words & feelings.
Using many different Art Forms such as Painting, Colouring, Sculpture, Writing, Music, Meditation, Centering, Gentle Body Movement & Mindfulness with each session designed especially for you.
"Art can save us.
Art has the power to render Sorrow beautiful,
Make Loneliness a shared experience & transform Despair into Hope"