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Each January, we must all come to terms with the fact that we are ultimately reliant on the sun for warmth and comfort. It can feel far too natural to allow the cold, dark nights of the winter to become cold, dark nights of the soul. Through the power of art therapy, you can access your warmth even in the coldest winters. We have wisdom and prompts for any stage of your journey.
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus
Art therapy can put us in touch with our subconscious minds. Nothing can get your brain working in overdrive like working on a new piece of art. To make art, and to involve yourself in art therapy means opening up your potentially dormant creative impulses. The benefit of this is that art therapy can help us touch memories, feelings, and experiences that are forgotten, unacknowledged, or repressed. Here are a few prompts to get you started:
Working through your trauma can be a tall order. Especially if you’re trying to do it on your own. Art therapy can help you sort through the complications of your past.
One of the great revelations of art therapy for me was that I could continue making art even outside the context of a therapist’s office or mental hospital. If your experiences with art therapy have been transformative, constructive, or even just fun, then I readily encourage you to continue pursuing art however it brings you peace.
Sunny Ebsary is an educator, multi-modal artist, and writer specializing in the intersection of myth and mental health. Sunny’s writing walks the line between poetic and logical, giving readers a chance to interface with the mind and imagination. Sunny’s been putting pen to paper since he was a child, writing everything from albums, novels, and plays, to essays, interactive games, and of course, many articles! While studying both psychology and writing, he realized his real passion in life was helping others unlock their creative spark. Whether he’s leading a D&D game, directing a production, or diving deep into the brain, you can be sure Sunny will be ushering you toward finding meaning in your life.
January 11, 2024
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