Thursday, February 25, 2010
The truth is in your own heART
Creativity is a transformative energy, it can help you with where you are at, if you are willing to be present to it, and open you up to what is there for you right now. Transpersonal art therapy consciously works with this to assist you to live a more authentic life. But what exactly is art therapy?
Art therapy is a creative expansion and transformational exploration of who you really are. It involves empowering techniques, creative processes and a client centred approach to assist you in peeling away the proverbial onion skin layers to uncover and access your true self. Holistic, healing and therapeutic, art therapy utilises art and creativity as tools for expression not impression. The transpersonal aspect looks beyond the mask. It is soul work and a path toward self realisation. Tapping into an abundant pool of creative elements including painting, journalling, myth, storytelling, dreams, meditation, drumming, dance, ritual and more, art therapy it is not about creating a professional masterpiece, it is about expressing from your authentic self, from your heart centre.
Whether you are contemplating life choices, embarking on a new path, in the middle of a crisis or wanting to get to know yourself better – transpersonal art therapy meets you to assist you where you are at, wherever that may be.
Is it true? The truth is in your own heart.
p.s. that's a heart I handmade from clay. While taking the pic Kalvin jumped in. He loves to get in-volved in the moment. He reckons what better way than to sit in it. Right in the heart of it. Sure, this is fabulous when ‘it’ is a clay object with a curvy crevice to park your tukkas. But when it's a piece of chocolate cake, well, I keep telling him lil' chocolate hoof prints all over the place takes forever to clean. As he was saying, when creativity flows from our heart space, inner shifts, self healing and magical things can happen. He reminds me it definitely helps when the heart is open to travel into known and unknown spaces and places of the self. He says, what if everyone took ten minutes every morning to consciously sit in it, right in their heart?
© Copyright Jelena Mrkich 2010.
Jelena Mrkich is an Artist, Art Therapist and Creative Catayst who is passionate about creativity as a tool for healing, transformation and self-awareness. For more info visit JelenaMrkich.com or for regular creative good things join her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.