I’ve been journaling for years about all of my thoughts, feelings and emotions but lately I’ve found it doesn’t seem to have the same calming effect it once did.
When I was in hospital a few months back they did different art projects and I absolutely loved it. Since then I’ve been trying to do some of it on my own at home. Eventually, I share with T what I’ve done and it really seems to help move us through this sticky situation we’ve been in for months.
I’ve been wondering if maybe T can give me some recommendations of different things I can do, or if any of you have done art therapy and maybe have some suggestions for me. So far I’ve gotten ideas from the internet but maybe there’s some cool book out there I could order with suggestions. I don’t really care what it is, as I’m willing to try almost anything at least once.
Mostly, I’m just wanting to get rid of all the shit that’s inside and perhaps finally be able to reduce my therapy sessions by year end. Like we’re going into year 7 and it feels like forever already. I know a lot has happened in my life but oy, it’s a bit too much even for me.
Here are some samples of things I’ve worked on to date. The only one I found really hard was the one titled ‘my frustration story’. That one might have been better to do with T in the room…or at least not when we have longer breaks between sessions.