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There are 3 rules when doing creative expression.
Rule #1: There is no right or wrong.
Two left feet!
What can I expect? I focus on easy and fun visual expression: creative journaling, collage, vision boards. It’s not because these are better than the other forms. It’s because I can’t carry a tune and have two left feet. I’ll teach you these easy, visually powerful techniques you can use for a lifetime of self-discovery and self-growth. If you are seeing a therapist, you can share and process what you’ve created with him/her.
Rule #2: There is no right or wrong.
Grandma’s knitting therapy!
What is Creative Expression? Creativity is universal. All our minds create – language, thoughts, images, feelings, associations, subjective experience and perception.
Creative Expression is expression of the self at the deepest level. Music, dance, painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry making, knitting, collage, singing, sewing, poetry, puppetry, acting, ceramics, writing, or the clothes we choose, the pets that attract us, the tone of our voice, the style of our hair. All forms of creative expression lend themselves to self-exploration.
Rule #3: There is no right or wrong.
Grandma knows best!
Why does it work? Creative expression allows you to non-verbally express unconscious thoughts and feelings that facilitate growth and healing. You learn how to creatively express inner feelings and bring them back to your conscious awareness to release old out-dated feelings, reconnect with positive emotion, hope and just plain feel better.
The PROCESS of creating is inherently therapeutic. Just as you can deliberately use the hypnotic & imagery experience you can use creative expression to reduce your stress response and gain insight into yourself and your life.
Did I mention the best part?
There is no right or wrong way to express yourself creatively! The focus is on the PROCESS of creating, not the PRODUCT of the creation.
Now if that isn’t therapeutic, I don’t know what is.
And it’s not just for Grandma anymore!
Want more information about my Creative Expression workshops?
Check out the Creativity to the Max website or call (949) 249-8402. I’ll be glad to answer any questions you have.
David Salahi GREAT Web site designer www.ArtisticWebDesign.com
The Academy for Guided Imagery Training academy for Interactive Guided Imagery(sm) Imagery research & resources www.academyforguidedimagery.com
Kathe Caldwell, CCH Clinical Hypnotherapist, Imagery Guide and Hypnotherapy Instructor www.HypnosisSolutions.net
Laurie Miller, CCH President of the International Association for Clinical Hypnotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapist www.HypnosisConcepts.com
International Association for Clinical Hypnotherapy www.hypnosis4you.com
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis www.asch.net
National Guild of Hypnotists www.ngh.net
Art and Creativity for Healing, non-profit organization
Free painting workshops for those suffering from abuse, illness, grief & stress. www.art4healing.org
Arts in Therapy, non-profit, online community www.artsintherapy.com
The National Pain Foundation www.painconnection.org
American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association, Inc www.afsafund.org
Patrick B. Wood, M.D., Andrew J. Holman, M.D, Lynne Matallana, founder & president NFA Current research findings on fibromyalgia http://www.lifebeyondpain.com