A favorite Therapeutic Creative Expression exercise is mask painting – whether it is on an actual mask or on a 2-dimensional outline
I have participants paint or collage the inside and the outside of their mask representing in color, symbol, design how they experience
PHYSICAL, MENTAL or EMOTIONAL PAIN:
what they present to the outside world and what they experience on the inside that no one can see.
There is a worksheet on the TUTORIAL PAGE – click on TUTORIALS in the header and scroll down – that helps PROCESS the exercise. The processing is as important as creating the mask.
I have three masks hanging in my office waiting room. I find all the masks beautiful, each in their own way.
Even if you don’t draw/paint or collage your mask imagine it in your mind’s eye and do the worksheet.
I would love to know what your vision is.