Our Public and Private Faces... It’s normal that we behave differently with different people and in different situations. But sometimes our ‘masks’ become unhelpful and get in the way of how we really want to be in the world. Being aware of the ‘masks’ we wear can help us make more effective decisions and form … Continue reading What masks do you wear?
and out of the mess... personal meaning emerged... What do you stand for? What drives you? What motivates you? How do you want to live your life? You can find different renditions of the activity we used here: https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/629307747900407826/?lp=true
In Tuesday's Mindful Art Therapy session, seven residents reflected upon how and what they do, to nurture and look after themselves. Firstly, we practiced focusing on our felt sensing, and followed this with a guided visualization. I decided to broaden the classic art therapy 'Rosebush' activity to encompass 'a plant' because in the past I … Continue reading Pondering self care…
Last week, inquirers in the Arcadia House Mindful Art Therapy group expressed their emerging experience of recovery by creating representations using drawing, collage, found poetry and conversation. I am always astounded by the courage, insight and honesty that is expressed as everyone shares what they have have to know.
This week the inquirers in Arcadia House (short-term residential rehab program) expressed what was emerging for themselves in the moment, after a short meditation and a discussion about 'becoming and change' ....
Last week, residents in the rehabilitation therapeutic community created collages to express their experience of change and choice; Where will I be in twelve months if I change, and where will I be if I don't change? I sometimes think my heart will burst, as inquirers share their stories of courage, loss, hope and determination. Whilst … Continue reading Where will you be?
I love Wednesday afternoon SoulCollage(R) group; time to sit in a peaceful healing space and discover a little more about ones self! In SoulCollage(R) group, we create collage cards that represent some aspect of ourselves or experience. We make a mess, sifting through magazines and boxes of pictures, seeking images that resonate with our … Continue reading Wednesday SoulCollage