Losing and Finding Oneself
Trauma is the injury held inside the body after one or more incidents have occured resulting in the emotions, mind, body and spirit being damaged. Often no one else can see the injury but you. Sometimes people feel shame, depression and self-loathing. Sometimes people don’t feel at all. Art therapy and psychotherapy provide a place for the gentle unfolding of the pain caused by the experiences in a safe, confidential environment. As the art work contains the emotion, the art making process is an indirect method to express powerful and intense emotions like rage, terror and fear without being overwhelmed.
"Art offers a sanctuary to anyone willing to open their hearts as well as their eyes" Nikki Giovani
Although abuse and neglect are caused by people, it is only by being in healthy relationships with others, that healing can occur. Freeing from isolation starts the process of freedom.
Journal | Flight to freedom
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