The Art of Therapy

Sometimes when you are going through a rough time, you may not have the words to speak and say how you feel, so you may decide to withdraw or isolate yourself form others.

When experiencing a Mental Health difficulty being able to express yourself can be difficult, and daunting, particularly if your trying to explain to others, when you in need of help. Sometimes verbal communication may not be enough to help get your message across because you may feel like you cannot find the right words to express how you truly feel. This is where the Art of Therapy begins.

In life there are various other ways that you can communicate non verbally to help share how you are feeling. (For example have you ever listened to a slow sad song and had someone ask, how comes our listening to such a sad song are you ok and you haven’t even said anything). Expression is subjective to each individual and you should feel comfortable in expressing yourself however it feels best to you. When you are finding it difficult to express yourself or mange how you think, feel and behave you can try some of the activities listed below and see if this may help. Being creative can also be very therapeutic, sometimes there is art in the silence or being imaginative.

Some other ways of expressing yourself and how you feel:

  • Art Therapy – Drawing, painting, culture making
  • Writing, poetry, songs, spoken words, script writing
  • Music Therapy – plating, dancing
  • Drama – Acting
  • Sign Language
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Good luck and let me know how many words you find x Shar

Finding Peace of Mind

Finding peace of Mind can sometimes feel like the hardest thing to do particularly when the world around you is so busy. When your head is filled with so many thoughts, your head is spinning and you can’t think straight, trying to find peace can feel so overwhelming.

You may notice that even if you try to find peace of mind, with all that’s gong on around you, you may start to have second thoughts, begin to second guess yourself or start becoming worried and anxious about the next steps in order to achieve this. If this is you, try to challenge these thoughts by saying something positive to yourself like “I can do this, I owe it to myself.”

Finding peace of mind can simply be having some time alone by yourself, just sitting down in the bath relaxing in silence or sitting alone in bed with some candles and peaceful music. Finding peace of mind can also be engaging in an activity, doing something that puts your mind and body at rest. This can simply be going for a walk, doing some exercise, yoga or even dancing to your favourite music playlist. Whatever it is that you find to help you have peace of mind, ensure that it is something that makes you smile and feel happy at all times. Finding peace means something that is therapeutic to your mind, body and soul.

Here are some tips of how you can find peace of Mind

1. Think about any hobbies or interest that you enjoy doing, try to get back into doing these.

2. Think about how these hobbies or interest make you feel.

3. Try and see if you can schedule one of these activities in your day to day life even if it’s for 10 minutes.

If you find that your can’t think of any of the above

1. Try and find something you’ve never done before and give it a try.

2. Step out of your comfort zone

3. Do a little research to help gain some clarity.

I hope that some of these steps will help you in finding peace of Mind, if you are struggling in this area. Give this a try and let me know how it goes. I would love to know how you got. Better yet if you like share some of your ideas that help you find peace of Mind already. Shar x