Using Creative Methods
“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
It is very easy to say.... ‘talk about how you feel', when talking about intimate things can be one of the hardest things we can do. It takes much trust to be genuinely open. Generally, with family and friends, it can lead to experiencing judgemental comments or advice that doesn't suit us, or comes fro a defensive place. Leading to guilt or making sure the other person is OK. At heart, people try their best, offering suggestions on what should be done or even offering a good story of how they understand and have experienced similar. But it can lead to feeling misunderstood or not heard at all.
If it is hard to say or you find you're even unsure what to say, we can look at unlocking the words or feeling through creative methods.
I use creative, play and artistic methods when working with children.
Some creative methods include using art, writing (or both), play, guided storytelling or looking more closely at a topic using drawings.
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” – Thomas Merton