Welcome to the heartbeat of Integrative Counsel, our blog where tranquility meets transformation. This is your sanctuary for insights and wisdom on nurturing a harmonious connection between mind, body, and spirit.
There’s a lot of options online, and it’s tough to determine which ones are right for you. Fortunately, our professionals have been building up a wealth of mental health resources, and we’re here to share them with you.
Create three symbols of yourself- One to represent your past, one to represent your present, and one to represent your future. (Any medium!) There are no rules to your creation. It can be created on one paper, three papers, three different 3D objects, etc.
Notice the forms, shapes, and colors included in each. What do each of these mean to you at this time? Notice the differences between your symbols. Are two of them more alike than the others? How does the whole set make you feel? Notice the size of your pieces. If your art could talk to you, what would it say about your journey? In what ways have you adapted or grown? Try to view things nonjudgmentally.
Good luck! To process your pieces more and continue to use art for mental health, you can always book a session with an art therapist who is trained to help you intuit messages from your art.
This is an exercise for helping you regulate your mind through the use of your body. There is a powerful connection between our minds and bodies that humans have been accessing through yoga for thousands of years. Taking a yoga class can teach you to wield your mind-body connection to your benefit, and these exercises are the next best thing!
This helpful article is for people who struggle with a persistent negative attitude. Pessimism can leech its way beneath your skin and make every undertaking more difficult. It can feel like there is no other way, but a positive attitude is something that can be taught and learned. So, anybody who’s interested in learning how to be more optimistic, this resource is for you!
This is for the folks who want to engage with their creative side without making a trip to the craft store. We might think that art is not for us, or that making art is for artists only. However, the truth is that we could all benefit from the lessons that art can teach us! The belief that you don’t have “the right materials” holds you back from expressing your creativity in beautiful ways. This resource will help you break free from restrictive beliefs and make your art practice more accessible for your daily life.
This is for anybody who wants to work on their motivation. One of the many things yoga can impart upon us is a sense of accomplishment and motivation. This resource is a piece by Jenny Miller, local motivation expert and co-owner of our favorite yoga studio, The Body Electric!
This is for people who want more mental health resources! Three times a week, we send out exercises, articles, and whatever else we’re up to at Integrative Counsel. We love writing to all of you, and it’s the best way to stay in the loop with whatever we’re up to![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3777″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Sunny Ebsary is a writer and singer-songwriter from Tampa, FL. When he’s not sing-songwriting or just regular writing, he’s probably drinking water with a lot of ice, having a staring contest with his cat, or giving people great ideas. You can listen to Sunny’s music here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
December 15, 2022
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