Plot twists can come out of nowhere.
They might take the form of:
- a loss or death of a loved one
- a traumatic event
- a diagnosis or health challenge
- a difficult decision
- a job loss
- the end of an important relationship
Plot twists can be destabilizing, and identity shifting. They can completely disrupt what you thought your life was going to be like. And they can bring up some very challenging emotions.
While you don't have control over the plot twists that might come up, you do have control over the stories you tell yourself.
There is no right or wrong way to create art in an art therapy session – each person’s creative process will be different. It might be looking at images, creating images, or engaging with mindfulness, music, writing or play. No artistic talent or experience is required – literally none. Many people feel hesitant to start art therapy because they don't have experience with making art. Those are actually my favourite people to work with, because I love watching them surprise themselves.
You might come into a therapy session with absolutely no idea how you’re feeling – and that’s okay. One thing that I’ve learned is that the art process can help you figure it out. Creating art can help you align with your heart, and it’s from that place of deep connection with yourself that we will move through the therapy process.