>>> You feel overwhelmed by emotions, but even more overwhelmed by the idea of processing them
>>> You deeply want to know yourself better and explore yourself more, but have no idea how
>>> You question yourself constantly, and never know how to make “the right” decision
>>> You wish you could find a way to make time stop, and have you fear and worry melt away easily
>>> You neglect self care and mindfulness, because you fear you’ll never “catch up” with completing tasks
Art – no matter whether you choose to create it yourself or simply observe and enjoy it – is a relaxing and inspiring activity.
However, the benefits of creative expression go much deeper than simple fun.
Studies suggest that art and creativity can be valuable in treating issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and even some phobias.
It is also an effective way to uncover or feel your emotions without having to find the right words or process complex feelings and their source.
You don’t have to be a talented artist in order to try art therapy. Human beings are innately creative, and all you need to do to complete an art therapy activity successfully is, to be honest with yourself and your emotions.
Once you unleash your creativity, your inner artist will quickly wake up.
Studies also show that creating art stimulates the release of dopamine.
This chemical is released when we do something pleasurable, and it basically makes us feel happier.
Increased levels of this feel-good neurotransmitter can be very helpful if you are battling anxiety or depression.
Mental health professionals and experts agree that art therapy has many benefits, from boosting your self-esteem, and providing you a safe outlet to relieve your emotions, to giving you a sense of control over your life and helping you to get to know and understand yourself better.
During the process of art creation, you will be taking yourself on a journey of self-discovery that will help you eliminate emotional roadblocks, and learn how to communicate with yourself and others.
The “self care through art” program helps adults get clear, calm and decisive so that they can thrive.
Whether or not you are interested in art or creativity – using these creative tactics for managing stress will help you cope and develop resiliency every day.
The goal is to manage stress and overwhelm more easily in a light-hearted and intentional way.
“The engagement in creative activities has the potential to contribute towards reducing stress and depression.
Through creativity and imagination, we find our creativity and a own reservoir of healing. The more we understand this relationship, the more we can heal. “
—The US National Institute of Health
Give yourself permission looks at things you may not be may not be giving yourself permission to do or feel. Things that we are not giving ourselves permission for fall into three categories.
Light in the darkness explores times in life when we feel heavy and dark. Sometimes it is a situation that makes us feel this way and other times our entire life can feel dark and heavy.
Reflection through art looks at how to do a weekly reflection of your life through journaling and art. Sometimes the things that come up in journaling are different than those that come up in the meditation and visualization, sometimes even things you didn’t remember. Sometimes things that come up very strongly in the writing are not the things that feel strong in the drawing.
Cultivating unconditional self love explores the concept of unconditional love for yourself. The video will explore this and seeks to help you cultivate more self-love through the process.
After each week’s videos, you’ll do “homework” each week through journal prompts or other writing. This helps make sure that what you learn sticks with you.
A private community to post any work that you choose – from art, to journaling, to questions.
Each week also contains a video for meditation and visualization related to the week’s topic and homework.
When does this program start? As soon as you purchase the program, you’ll receive a link to the community, where we host the course content. You will have access to all of the introduction work and videos, in addition to week 1, right away.
What is your refund policy? If you do not access the course community, you can request a refund for any reason within 72 hours. Because of the nature of digital courses, we are unable to offer a refund once you access the community.
How does this process work? Each week, you’ll watch a series of short videos, perform exercises related to the topics, and have the option to share your work, observations and transformation in the group.
What supplies do I need to get started? Good news! Everything you’ll need you already have lying around your house. There are no necessary, specific materials.
What if I’m bad at art? You do NOT need to be good at art, or know absolutely anything about art and drawing, to have this program work beautifully for you.
What if I don’t like art, or journaling? We’ve had many students fear this program wouldn’t work for them because they weren’t interested in art or journaling. The good news is, this doesn’t matter 🙂 We will guide you through each week with ease and make it fun.
What results can I expect? At the end of the 4 weeks, you should feel calm, confident, powerful, enlightened and LIGHT.
What if I need more support? You can upgrade your program to add 1:1 sessions with Kelly at any time.
Disclaimer: We do not guarantee any specific mental health results and this is not a replacement for counseling with a licensed therapist.