I know from my own experience that using imaging and creativity has been a valuable additional way of getting to the root of what is going on for me. When I begin to create an image I might not know what meaning it has for me when I first start to make marks on the paper or start sticking things down, but that's the beauty of it. The less I think about what I am doing and let it happen the more meaning it has for me. I know from working with some clients that when words have felt too difficult putting an image down on paper has opened up a pathway to greater self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Research has been carried out which backs up the concept that in order for us to become fully ourselves we need to use both our verbal and non-verbal intellect. Working creatively we can gain valuable insights into our inner world.
I have uploaded a couple of audio messages , the first I talk very briefly about working with art and the second is a short exercise which feel free to listen to and see what happens. Remember it's not what the image looks like, it's what it means to you. The background images on this page are images I have created and which have enabled me to talk in more depth about issues such as loss and relationship with others.