This year seems to have sped by at the speed of light! I can't believe it's already the end of November and the Restorative Supervision Group has also come to an end for this year. For those that don't know, my Restorative Supervision groups are based on the premise that practitioners need not only to be aware … Continue reading Final Session of Restorative Professional Supervision Group for 2018
Here is a simple activity creating an abstract art piece from words. I often use this process when I want to quickly integrate an emotional reaction to something; either a comfortable or uncomfortable emotion. It takes me about 30 - 40 minutes to complete. But I have been doing them for a while now! I like … Continue reading Create a word collage and watch what happens…
This week I shared an activity I really enjoy doing, and posted about in 'Reach for the crayons...', from the Lisa Congdon online Sketchbook series (http://lisacongdon.com/category/classes/). The group was a small one in a community residential program, and after a more serious inquiry about self care, we continued the conversation into the science behind drawing … Continue reading Therapeutic drawing
This week has been a stressful one for me. So today, I gathered together my sumptuous watercolour oil pastels and played with whimsy for a while. Afterwards, I felt calm and more relaxed. Generally, when I’m stressed, I reach for sugar filled sweets. Surprisingly, this time I didn’t experience that craving. Recent research shows … Continue reading reach for the crayons… not the sugar!