As the emotional competence lady of Samaṇa, Maxi implements small changes in her everyday life, one step at a time. Rather than scheming, she likes to instead try and fail. She's been using art therapeutic methods for years in her individual and group work. Having begun doing breathwork intensely is another change in her life. For Samaṇa she translates her art therapeutic experience into words and practice.
Draw your feelings
This exercise can be helpful in understanding and expressing emotions that might be difficult to put into words.
The steps are as follows:
Preparation: You need a piece of paper and a pencil or pen, colored pencils are great for this exercise, because they will allow you to resonate more easily with your emotions.
Instruction: Take a few minutes to sit quietly and focus on your emotions. Start drawing whatever comes to mind, without worrying about whether it's good or bad, abstract or realistic. The idea is to let your feelings flow through your hand and onto the paper. This exercise can be helpful in understanding and expressing emotions that might be difficult to put into words.
After the activity: Reflect on the following questions:
What can I see?
How does it make me feel to look at it?
How about you put 20 minutes aside this week to give this technique a shot when you would like to dive more deeply into your emotional world?
The information in this article is provided as an information resource only and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. Please consult a professional for guidance about a specific condition.