There are many ways to engage in a therapeutic art experience. Sometimes you may begin with a topic or situation that sets the stage for the process, for example, a current challenge being faced or a hope for the future. The participant may choose to allow the journey to unfold by trusting their intuition to lead the way without a topic or situation as a starting point.
The image above is a collage journey that was lead with step-by-step guided invitations that encouraged a creative response and action. It included the creation of a poem that helped to deepen the experience. The materials used were; magazine images, pens, watercolour, and coloured pencils.
Our bodies are amazing vessels that are strongly connected to creativity as an outlet for what words are not always able to express and share. This is true for everyone, even individuals who do not identify as creative people. As long as you are willing to open yourself up to the process and experience. You never know what you may discover or the healing that is possible.