Posts Tagged With: The Healing Power of Art

Day 908: You are not alone

You are not alone

Worth repeating.

You are not alone

Difficult believing.

You are not alone

Crucial to remember.

You are not alone.

Powerful and healing.

You are not alone

Challenges old suffering.

You are not alone

Group therapy’s  lesson.

You are not alone

Attention will perceive it.

You are not alone

Do you see it in these photos?


                              

        

No matter what you think, feel, or express,

You are not alone.

“You’ll Never Walk Alone” is being sung by the Liverpool F.C. and 95,000 other people in Australia, here on YouTube.

Never-alone thanks to all who helped non-alone me create this post and not-alone thanks to you,  who are not alone.

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Day 290: The Healing Power of Art

Here are some random thoughts — and images — this morning,  about “The Healing Power of Art.”

This is  a piece of art, by Elisa Tenenbaum,  that hangs in my living room (and which appeared in this blog on Day 174: Surprised by Joy).

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I’ve spent a lot of wonderful moments, gazing at that.

Yesterday, when I (finally!) spoke to somebody about my will, that expert suggested that I choose a few special items to leave to specific people.  I immediately thought of Elisa Tenenbaum’s good work.

Also, yesterday, I spoke with another expert, who  specializes in EMDR (“Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy ( as well  as other healing work for people with traumatic memories).

That expert often suggests creating a “container” for difficult-to-manage feelings that might come up during that kind of work.

I’ve written about creating “containers,” for various uses, in this blog before. (For a summary of all of these, see Day 245: Lucky.)

Here’s one container

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for throwing away unhelpful things that other people have said.

Here’s another container

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for holding “emergency messages” that help during times of trouble.

Where was I? Oh, yes. I was writing about a container for difficult-to-manage feelings, that might come up during healing work for past traumatic experiences.

When the expert spoke about this, I immediately thought of this container (front and center, in picture):

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Over the years, I have witnessed a lot of healing, through the creation of art.

Sometimes, that art includes drawings:

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Sometimes, it includes different kinds of art:

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Sometimes, it includes many people, healing together:

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That concludes our blog post for today, ladies and gentlemen.

Thanks to Elisa Tenenbaum (again), Cathy Malchiodi, Kenneth Bruscia, healers  and experts everywhere, and to you, for visiting today.

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* For more about this, see this website: http://africa.si.edu/exhibits/haiti/

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