Sunday, August 13, 2017
The psyche talks easily through art expression.
MIND AND BODY:
THE PSYCHE is the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious (and subconscious). It is the "unconscious mind" where all of our memories and past experiences reside, and art expression ( painting, music, poetry, dance, etc) can reveal this personal storehouse and help us see things with new clarity, and "unravel," leading us to the root of dis-comfort, dis-connection, dis-ease.
The unconscious mind stores the memories that have been repressed through trauma and those that have simply been consciously forgotten and no longer important to us (automatic thoughts). It’s from these memories and experiences that our beliefs, feelings, habits, and behaviors are formed (the stories that ultimately run our lives.) Keep in mind that most of what is stored here was programmed in early life, before the age of seven. The unconscious-self is where a wealth of whole health information resides, ready to be revealed and healed through expressive arts and other "energetic wellness modalities," opening pathways and the restoration of energy and freedom.
An Expressive Art Therapist is a skilled counselor and compassionate witness to the growth of each individual. This witness, creating a safe and nurturing space, helps to bring the necessary clarity and understanding to each individual's holistic health journey.
Photo: Sophie Babeanu, Expressive Art Therapist,
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Always, Bea True