The Art of Relationship:
A crafty course subscription box
You feel like you are going through the motions of life with the weight of stress on your shoulders. Counseling is a valid option but you feel like you aren't that screwed up so maybe you shouldn't pursue it.
Those emotions you experience you can keep hidden pretty well, but on the inside you are screaming and yelling because you are so unsettled and just want to feel on the inside how you look on the outside.
You have found that the main sacrifice of holding all those emotions in is that you are scared to let it out a little and share it with those close to you. You don't want to seem like a victim or that you are overreacting. Your friends and family have enough on their plates.
You've always felt like you put a lot of care and thought into the relationships in your life, but for some reason they aren't quite as deep as you had hoped. You can't quite figure out what to do different.
Many of us try to gain information about what we could change but it can be very difficult to remember that information and use it in the moment. You know, all those articles you've saved in Facebook and Pinterest.
Wouldn't it be great if you could have a visual cue on hand linked to an experience, skill, or piece of valuable information that would help you express and control your emotions?
Visual cues are said to be one of the most helpful ways to learn something new, remind yourself of something, and create new habits. One of the most awesome benefits of it is that visual information and emotion are processed in the same part of the brain. Pairing a visual with skills regarding managing emotions differently creates a strong impression and powerful ability to recall!
Guess What?! I am going to do just that for you!
Through my 10 years of doing mental health therapy, I have found that using creative outlets helps us feel more comfortable learning hard stuff. When we are comfortable we're more likely to look at our experiences with curiosity rather than criticism.
I'm taking some of my favorite art therapy activities and pairing them with my six most common topics addressed in therapy. This pairing will help you feel more confident connecting your outside to your inside.
My six topics are self-compassion, self-awareness, self-talk, empathy, mindfulness, and value-driven behavior. Each month will feature a certain top with a different craft every time! I'm so geeked!
Now there is no need to wonder if you need therapy! Start your work here. If you find you need some added support reach out and I will help you find someone in your area that can finish the journey with you.