This coming Saturday is my annual Vision Board Workshop
Vision boards are easy and powerful.
The basic premise is that what we consciously (often unconsciously) hold in our imagination is what we will manifest in our life. Vision boards help keep the direction we want to go and the obstacles to avoid in our conscious awareness.
Here are a few examples from past workshops. It’s always interesting to see what the images – even someone elses images – mean for you.
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.
The green mask is the only one that is collaged using torn pieces of magazine as “color”. All the rest are painted with acrylic paint or drawn on with crayon.
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.
Session #2 of the Monday & Tuesday Therapeutic Creative Expression GroupShops: We did “stacked writing”: Each participant was given a variety of papers and permanent markers. Instructions are to write their feelings about their personal healing focus: Write big, sloppy, continuously, write on top of writing, rotate paper, write more, write on top of writing, rotate again and write, write write until “written out” Yup, you got the idea.
- Writing-on-top-of-writing creates a textured design.
- You can say ANYTHING you want, no holds barred
- No one, including you, can read what is written
Lastly, the stacked writing is torn or cut and mod-podged in the journals they created last week.
Take a look!
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Can you believe that these were done with a credit card as their “paint brush”?
These are from the Monday afternoon Therapeutic Creative Expression GroupShop.
Not one drop of acrylic pain on the floor but there was some on the wall!
I am clearly split. Here’s my two finger puppets from the Motivation Beats Procrastination workshop:
My Motivator Puppet “Manny Moe & Jack” (I must delve into that name — it came out of nowhere during the imagery) is a little angel, a star. She’s a bit too sweet (sweet! did I just write that?!!)
Oh my gosh! SHE’S been the one eating all the pastry, pie and candy. . . .eating enough to fill Manny, Moe AND Jack)
(A clear example of the unconscious process. Until I started writing I never had those thoughts)
My Procrastinator Puppet Isabelle has a heart ( you can barely make it out in the photo). She tickles my fancy. She’s a bit scary looking. Maybe she should ring her bell and scare me from eating junk. Ah, but she procrastinates.
The plot thickens (just like my waist . . .)
Motivation to Beat Procrastination Workshop Today: Two out of 8 who attended were linear. I was off on my predication by one gestalt processor: https://judithwesterfield.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/prediction/
While I’m examining my new career as a prognosticator here’s some of the highlights.
It was a great group. After a morning of identifying procrastinator “styles”,
Imelda & Sarah, Grumpy & Hope, Cassandra & Pearl, Booger & Happy, Sally & Sara, Meany & Sunshine and their Humans
gestalt or linear processors, family of origin and secondary gains for procrastinating we made a Procrastinator finger puppet and a Motivator finger puppet. In the afternoon we did imagery finding out what the Puppet’s names were, what they needed to be more active/inactive/empowered in their makers lives and if they would work together for better outcomes.
Here’s another stab at my Psychic PREDICTIONS: Bet you can tell which is the Motivator and which is the Procrastinator! Take a look
Tomorrow I’ll tell you what my Motivator Isabel and Procrastinator Manny, Moe & Jack (don’t ask) told me.