´Cooking a dinner. Take kids to the club. Doctor appointment tomorrow. Book accommodation in Spain for our holiday. That girl in an add looks like a whore. OMG I am loosing it.´ This is mind running three hundred of speed of 90% of people. Duties, duties and duties. Demands, demands and demands. We love it and hate it same time. If we could just get a break.
Art-therapy is based on mindfulness and expressing our deep desires, emotions, fears and struggles. Very often those are hidden in our subconscious and we use therapeutic techniques to bring them on light of our awareness. What if we are exactly aware what bother us. It´s actually tones of things in our head we have to carry, sort out, manage, process.
This little technique might be helpful if you feel overwhelmed by thoughts in your head. I like doing collages in busy times where I feel stressed and there is way too much going on in my life. This is great way how to take this thoughts out of my head and have a bit of relaxed and creative time.
This exercise is part of 100 art therapeutic exercises what I introduced in last article.
You can choose any size you want as any style you want. It is up to you what pictures you will include to the collage as it is up to you how you decorate the rest. Idea is put pictures in the shape of head (your head) and pictures represent more and less your thoughts (struggles, goals, desires etc.) or whatever are on your mind.
The key is not overthink it just take some magazines and cut out what ever catches your attention.
What a messy head. No wonder we feel overhelmed. If we could just get a break. Finally you did something for yourself and inner peace. Feel free to share your outcome with others.
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