Explore your issue through your own unique creativity
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Here's an example....
A client felt emotionally overwhelmed by an important relationship in her life. Following various other creative processes, the client worked with clay: beating, pounding, releasing the anger from her body.
As she progressed, the clay shaped itself into a cube through pounding onto the table. Intuitively, the client created symbols of the six most important aspects of her life. 'Relationships' are one sixth.
Within this healthy macro context cognitively made conscious, she was now ready to go even deeper........
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Here's a feeling creature
Are you experiencing feelings that feel too much for you?
Here is a feeling creature, which has been created through recycled materials gathered over a couple of weeks.
Materials that were going in the recycling bin were gathered intuitively, collected in a box, without much thought other than, 'This triggers something in me.'
The feeling creature is a collection of materials in a gift box from candles gifted at Christmas. The creature has been processed by exploring:
what are the textures?
what are the images and te symbols - such as the dice and the power board?
what sits next to what?
how does it all fit together?
It is extraordinary how this simple process can project deep feelings of being weighed down, of having one's power switched off, to be worked with safely in therapy. Play is used as the client and the therapist process what the feeling creature has to say, and discover and honour the wisdom it has to offer.