ART THERAPY 23.04.2020 – Posted in: Space.cat© Blog
DHARMA – ART SCHOOL. MERKABA ART RETREAT.
Art can be a Therapy and a great gift for you, if you want to reconnect with your higher Self and start to create your life as a Masterpiece.. In my Art sessions and retreats I will share with You knowledge and artistic tools that I collected during all my creative practice, called Life… For me – Creativity is the state of Mind. Quality that I bring to any activity I do. Its an energy, an attitude that helps increase Beauty in this world. I believe in Beauty. I know – As above – so below. As within – so without. It means that, healing a little part of your Soul and filling if with Beauty and harmony – it will automatically reflects in all levels of your life: material, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.
What is DHARMA?
DHARMA – is Universe code of living (Sanskrit).
Ultimate nature laws and duties, that lead our minds towards Self realization and Enlightenment.
Manifested through ART as basic creative principles of Sacred Geometry – It gives us the most powerful communicative language, that help us to create whatEver, understand each other better, be more Open and Happy.
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- Sacred Geometry. Divine Elements. Principles of Beauty, composition and Golden rule of Creation.
- ART Flow. Choose your class to open the Creativity: ART – painting / drawing / illustration / wall painting, photography. DESIGN – product / fashion / accessories / space design.
- Dream Painting Art Meditation
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- Emotional Intelligence
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- Creativity & Sexuality
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- Mindful Art Meditation
Abundance and self empowerment
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What this eBook includes:
- 7 days of self-care art exercises, each with step by step instructions that have easy to use materials.
- reflective writing prompts
- no skills or background in art required
- inspirational quotes on creativity and art
- helps you bust through some creative blocks and dive into your unique personal growth journey
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- Art is a nonverbal language that we can use to communicate our feelings and thoughts
- With art therapy, art becomes a tool to express yourself and understand more about yourself, your thoughts, feelings, blocks, etc.
- Art accesses the deep-seated memories, images, and emotions within our mind and our body and allows us to release the ones that keep us stuck.
- Art therapy unlocks the messages that our subconscious is trying to tell us.
- Art therapy speeds up the healing process because it “gets to the point” fast. Art is the highway to the underlying cause of our struggles and pains.
- In art therapy, emotions and thoughts that come up through the art are safely held and contained by the art therapist, who helps you to process them in a gentle yet powerful way.
Hello! I’m Youhjung
I share about art therapy and create space for people to express themselves.
I have always loved art and I think it’s because I didn’t know how to express everything in words when I was little, and art was an outlet for my thoughts and feelings.
That’s the reason I got into art therapy and I wanted to share what I learned about art therapy through my own inner work and my work with others. If you want to learn more about what art therapy is all about and how it works, listen to my podcast and follow me on Instagram. If you want to experience what it’s like to create art in a whole new way and find new meaning and transformation in your life, see my services below.
If you wanted the nitty-gritty, formal background, here it is:
I am a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), artist, speaker, and consultant based in Austin, TX and previously New York City. I received a BA in Psychology and BA in Studio Art from University of Texas at Austin as well as a Master’s in Art Therapy from School of Visual Arts. My art therapy work has included helping children with anxiety, behavioral issues, as well as adults with addiction and dual diagnosis. I also helped older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and seniors in the Asian American/immigrant community.
I’m an advocate of using art as a medium for nurturing the soul, healing the inner self, and for deep self-care. I have presented to mental health professionals and groups about how to use art as a therapeutic tool and held workshops on using art for self-care and stress. I have also been actively making art on my own time and have exhibited my work in NYC.
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Discover Yourself Through Art
What if you could learn about yourself – your subconscious & conscious – through art-making?
Mindful Life Workbook: A Guide to Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, Compassion, and Self-Care.
What if I told you that there’s an easy step-by-step guide to emotional healing, mindfulness, self-awareness, and self-love? Forget about all the confusion and lack of motivation you had about self-help and inner transformation. Mindful Life Workbook is here to guide you through the entire process of personal development with easy-to-follow guides and tools. This eBook/mini-course is packed with a variety of healing tools such as EFT, Shadow Work, and self Art Therapy. These tools are not only powerful methods but are also effective in bringing positive long-term changes in your entire lifestyle. This is going to help you overcome your negative emotions and blocks in order to manifest well-being. Take the first step into taking conscious control over your life with this eBook.
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- Fear → feeling of being afraid, frightened, scared.
- Anger → feeling angry. A stronger word for anger is rage
- Sadness → feeling sad. Other words are sorrow, grief (a stronger feeling, for example when someone has died)
- Joy → feeling happy. Other words are happiness, gladness
- Disgust → feeling something is wrong or nasty. Strong disapproval.
- Surprise → being unprepared for something.
- Trust → a positive emotion; admiration is stronger; acceptance is weaker.
- Anticipation → in the sense of looking forward positively to something which is going to happen. Expectation is more neutral
This theory says that the emotions are:
- Anger, opposite calmness (not feeling excited)
- Friendship, is where people have a bond of joy and will come together and have fun
- Fear, opposite courage (having courage in the face of fear)
- Shame, opposite confidence (shame: how one feels about one’s past bad actions or thoughts; shamelessness: one does not feel shame, but others think one should)
- Kindness (benevolence), opposite cruelty (kindness: when people are good to other people)
- Pity (when people feel sorry for other people)
- Indignation (feeling angry because something is not fair, such as undeserved bad fortune)
- Envy, jealous (pain when people have something that one wishes for oneself)
- Love, a strong emotion of attachment one feels for someone else. Ranges to family, pets, friends, significant others or fictional characters
- Suffering and weeping
- Low spirits, anxiety, grief, dejection, despair
- Joy, high spirits, love, tender feelings, devotion
- Reflection, meditation, ill-temper, sulkiness, determination
- Hatred and anger
- Disdain, contempt, disgust, guilt, pride, helplessness, patience, affirmation and negation
- Surprise, astonishment, fear, horror
- Self-attention, shame, shyness, modesty, blushing
- Aesthetic Appreciation
- Empathetic pain
- Sexual desire
WHAT IS ART THERAPY!
Art is about what makes you happy!!!
Helps to release and express feelings that you may not know how to let go of. Art is about taking these combination of learning about the relevance of color-healing, shapes, symbols and numbers, to enhance development and growth, which can help with communication, lowering stress and self-esteem.
BENEFITS OF ART THERAPY!
Art awakens your imagination and creativity to help you to discover how to engage your senses. Meditation and creative writing your feelings down in a journal will give you a safe outlet for negative emotions. Expressing this through drawing and painting is an enjoyable activity for healing and growth.
Fiona teaches art therapy with holistic modalities:
- Creative writing
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Relación hombre y mujer interior
Como nuestros cuerpos vienen a través de nuestros padres, tenemos energías masculinas y femeninas en nuestro cuerpo.
Cada una tiene sus propias cualidades únicas y, por lo general, son muy diferentes y esta dinámica interna está muy conectada en nuestra vida, relación o trabajo o expresión creativa.
En este taller exploramos la polaridad interior del hombre y la mujer a través de diferentes ejercicios, meditación guiada y pintura para descubrir sus cualidades, deseos o lo que les gusta hacer en la vida.
Utilizamos la pintura como expresión espontánea y juguetona que refleja nuestro paisaje interior para dar mucha alegría y conciencia.
También podemos aclarar el conflicto o la dificultad en cualquier relación y encontrar la manera de dar más apoyo y fuerza para que el amor y la creatividad crezcan.
Una vez que podamos permitir tu energía potencial y creativa que hay en ti, la realidad externa también se verá afectada y cambiará de manera natural.
El taller es especialmente bueno para las personas que quieran aclarar cualquier relación (pareja, familia, amigos, etc.), situación laboral o encontrar la dirección de la vida creativa.
CREATE YOUR SELF
HOW WILL YOU USE ART? INCORPORATING ART THERAPY
So many people ask me what art therapy is- or how to be an art therapist- or what exactly I do as an art therapist. Usually they excitedly tell me about the adult coloring books they have tried and loved. I love hearing these stories! And today I thought I would answer some of these questions.
What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy is a profession that requires specific training and expertise (at least a Master’s degree), and there is even an approved definition of art therapy on the American Art Therapy Association’s website:
Art therapy is an integrative mental health profession that combines knowledge and understanding of human development and psychological theories and techniques with visual arts and the creative process to provide a unique approach for helping clients improve psychological health, cognitive abilities, and sensory-motor functions. Art therapists use art media, and often the verbal processing of produced imagery, to help people resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.
You can find other associations with similar definitions, and they can be very useful, but my working definition is much shorter:
I use art to empower people.
At Star Center, I see lots of people and I design creative interventions that allow these people to work toward their goals using their creativity. Some of these folks are non-verbal and they are empowered by making the many choices involved in the creative process and by using the art to express what they are unable to express verbally. Some are too verbal and can talk all day long about myriads of things, but need to access their personal wisdom, gain insight, or express themselves in a non-verbal way in order to facilitate their recovery process. Some are learners who are challenged in a variety of ways and I use art to empower them to learn skills in a different way and to foster self-awareness.
So- the art therapy process is multi-faceted and includes the participant, the art materials, process, and product, and the art therapist. I always tell folks that if you express it on paper or in a sculpture, you’ve taken what’s in your head and heart and put it out there, and then it’s much easier to deal with.
I love what I do! And I love empowering people with art.
And I firmly believe that all people can benefit from making art at whatever level they are, in whatever manner they choose. Which brings me to adult coloring books.
Adult Coloring Books: Therapeutic, but not Art Therapy
I have observed for decades that adults with stressful jobs would hide children’s coloring books and crayons and use them when they needed a break. Many people would confess this to me as if I were a member of the clergy! I would assure them that they were participating in something called “self-care” and that they had nothing to be ashamed of. As a matter of fact, the very act of coloring, which is a repetitive motion, could stimulate the release of endorphins in their brains, so they were practicing something very healthy! I was excited to see “adult coloring books” enter the market with a splash a few years ago. Now these folks would have more age-appropriate images to choose from, and coloring was becoming a socially acceptable form of self-care or stress relief. The thing I wasn’t excited about was that some of the books were subtitled “art therapy”. Hmmm… I know art therapy is a profession. And this coloring book is claiming to be art therapy. And, there’s an undeniable relief that some people seek and find in coloring. So here’s where I stand: coloring books are awesome! Coloring can be fun, relaxing, stress-relieving, and creative (to a point). But it is not art therapy! It’s missing the key ingredient- the art therapist. So please keep using coloring books if you find it helpful for you. And know that the stress relief you feel by coloring is just the very beginning- the smallest taste- of the relief that art therapy can provide for a person who chooses to participate in art therapy.
But what if you are not interested in participating in art therapy, but you still want to take advantage of some of the many benefits of making art? Maybe coloring isn’t your thing? What then? I want to give you a few ideas to get you going.
Visit an art museum if at all possible.
Art Museums are a great way to engage with numerous pieces of art, stimulating your own creative processes. A great option locally is West Tennessee Regional Art Museum. They have impressive exhibits, are close by, and take pride in being Tennessee’s only permanent fine arts museum between Nashville and Memphis. There is always something beautiful to see there.
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis is wonderful, too, because it’s an awesome place and because I get to work with the good folks at the Dixon to provide a program called Exceptional Art. This program is for adults with developmental/intellectual/physical disabilities that might not otherwise access the art at the Dixon. The gardens are exceptionally beautiful right now with the tulips in full bloom. Seeing the art in the galleries, including the permanent exhibit, feeds my heart and fuels my art. And I get to share that with others and use the experience to empower them with art! All my favorite things all wrapped up in one! So here’s your art assignment, should you choose to accept it:
Visit an art museum. Walk through contemplatively, paying attention to what you hear, smell, feel, and see. Notice colors, textures, emotions, and thoughts as you wander. When you are finished (you’ll know when), draw something in response to the experience. Keep it simple and tell your inner mean-art-teacher-judge-monster to hush. This is not about doing something perfectly. It’s about capturing the experience.
Make some art with friends.
Really. Pick a picture, buy some canvas, brushes, and paint, and get together with some friends and paint! Again, it is more about the experience and community, so try to let go of the inner critic. Or go to a local Sip-n-Strokes type place. It’s a lot of fun! You’ll thank yourself!
Make art or do crafts with your loved ones.
This is one my daughter and I have been utilizing lately. She’s eight and very in to dolls- you know the ones- 18inch dolls that have more accessories than I do! She has been perusing videos of crafts that result in even more accessories for said dolls. Since this is her interest right now, we’ve used that as a beginning point, with her choosing a craft (that I approve). We then make a list of supplies needed, and decide where would be the best place to get them. We go on the shopping trip and purchase the items, then come home and get to making! Of course, I would much prefer a more open-ended creative approach, but to me right now the goal is to spend quality time with my daughter and to be immersed in what she loves, so crafts it is, for now. (We did a lot of open-ended creative art when she was younger). And she is so proud of her accomplishments! And I empower her to do it herself, which fosters independence.
Access Your Deepest Self with Art Therapy
Guiding Women to Healing and Happiness
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Art Therapy Pros specialize in helping those with many different challenges.
Here are some of the most common issues we treat.
|Women in Transition Helping women to adjust to major life changes||Anxiety and Stress Art therapy provides relief from stress and helps you find ways to cope with anxiety||Caregiver Stress Provide an outlet for overwhelmed caregivers and time to focus on themselves for a change||Coping with Illness or Disability Using art we help you process negative feelings and foster a sense of acceptance and joy||Depression Tap into the joy of self discovery through art and find ways to conquer your personal demons||Mental Illness Art therapy can be a helpful adjunct tool to help you cope with the effect of serious mental illness on your life|
What Is Art Therapy?
Who is Art Therapy For?
Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.
Why Choose Art Therapy?
How does Art Therapy bypass resistance?
Do I need to be artistic to benefit fully?
How Does the Therapist Help?
What techniques are typically used to help?
MEDIUMS WE WORK WITH
Painting and Drawing
When Words are not enough
Our Areas of Speciality
Women in Transition
Life Transitions come with many challenges that we help women cope with. Common issues include Career choice/change, Adjustment to relocation, Grief, Divorce, Marital problems, Parenting challenges, Abuse, Relationship issues, Addiction.
Living longer is a blessing and as the life expectancy rate rises many parents are living to advanced ages. In addition, many children with disabilities are living at home and are dependent upon family members to care for their most basic needs. Caregivers often live lives filled with stress, feeling torn between their loved one and the other aspects of their own lives and relationships. We use Art Therapy to help the caregiver lower their anxiety levels and help them to identify their own needs and find ways to address them that is not at the expense of their loved one’s needs.
Coping with illness or disability
Chronic illness and disability take a huge toll on mood and ability to function physically and emotionally. We help individuals cope with negative feelings and let go of excess stress that makes life even more difficult. We work with people suffering from cancer, Lyme disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, autoimmune diseases, psoriasis, celiac, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, amputees, and diabetes.
Millions of people in the United States suffer from clinical and milder forms of depression. Art therapy is an effective tool to help women who suffer from depression to identify triggers and feelings that make it worse and help form better habits and coping mechanisms.
Anxiety and Stress
Most of the modern world deals with a certain amount of anxiety and stress. When stress begins to interfere with daily functioning and fulfillment, art therapy combined with guided imagery and meditation can truly help.
There are so many forms of mental illness and Art Therapy can be helpful to those suffering from many of the following types:
• Dementia/traumatic brain injury
• Eating disorders/poor relationship with food/control issues
• Abuse/sexual abuse/ financial abuse/ technology abuse
• Adjustment Disorders
• Personality Disorders
• Clinical Depression
Mindfulness practices include developing awareness, attention, and recall. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy.
Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development by looking at experiences from childhood to see how events have affected one’s life or might contribute to current concerns. It is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the issues being explored.
Psychodynamic Art Therapy
Psychodynamic therapy aims to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness – helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. Our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good.
Uncover your deepest needs, pain, and desires
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🌍Globally, we are facing many challenges that could make us feel overwhelmed, stressed, or fearful due to the uncertainty of the actual situation.
🌐It’s a fact, the world and the way we are interacting with it is changing, and this can be quite challenging for our mind.
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✨What you’ll learn:
– Understanding the nature of the mind, its patterns and how to break them out.
– Powerful breathing exercises to consciously hack your central nervous system.
– How to release from physical and subtle impurities in your body and mind.
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SAHASRARA – CROUN CHAKRA
AJNA – THIRD EYE CHAKRA
VISHUDDGA – THROAT CHAKRA
ANAHATA – HEART CHAKRA
MANIPURA – SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
SWADHISTHANA – SACRAL CHAKRA
MULADHARA – ROOT CHAKRA
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