I have gone through several periods of hard times in my life, and each time I have wanted some kind of gentle art therapy to engage in, but at those times, I have felt too stressed or overwhelmed to adequately guide myself with my own art therapy.
Eventually, by accident, I struck on an art therapy process that worked for me, was engaging enough that I was able to do it for months at a stretch, was easy enough that I could do it when tired and overwhelmed, and was encouraging enough that it consistently boosted my mood.
I used that process to make a book that explored my experience with chronic illness. It was very cathartic and also valuable, as when I have shared the book with others, they have gained an insight into what it is like for me.
Check out the book in this video flip through.
I found this process so incredibly valuable that I ended up making a course, Pour Your HeART Out, which teaches you how you can take your own life and use therapeutic steps to turn it into a book that expresses your experiences. Sign up for the course here.
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