Let’s be practical and mystical at the same time. How? Let’s see if we can put things in the correct language. Just the fact that we say that we ‘put things in words’ is very clarifying what actually happens. There is hidden energy in each word.

It’s, in fact not hidden inside the word as such, because different people release different energetic connections from the same words. The energy is hidden inside our ‘mind’ where all the other information is stored. We have a lot of memories and ‘stuff’ hidden deep inside our brain or mind or whatever you can understand with comfort.

Freedom of No Thoughts, For example, doubts are a language of fear and past traumatic memories. A day does not pass by when we say only nice things inside our own mind. There is a lot of stuff and words are one of the forms of our ability to code experiences. Until we learn to speak and then write and read, we are ‘free’. We are free from beliefs and thoughts that don’t serve us.

We lived in the moment, enjoying the feelings and emotions that were present in our bodies while we were doing something and being someone. However, the moment we learn the language, whatever language that is that we start our life with, we start to form concepts and limitations in our conscious mind, and so forth save them in our grater brain. The way we comprehend existence and individual experiences is coded in the language, pictures, sounds, feelings, tastes, and smells.

We learn by observation, by being in the moment, by playing. Once we start to accept other people’s beliefs and make them our own, we form our own portrait of the world around us. Words and Their Energy So back to words and their energy. The fact that there is energy in words is undeniable. Even if it’s hard to grasp as a concept at first, you will get to understand it in a moment. “You are a moron!” “I hate you” “You never do anything right” “I love you” “You made my life meaningful” “You are beautiful” Now, you might come to understand what I am talking about. If not, here it is. The difference between these statements is not in its syllables. They all used the same alphabet to start with. They are ‘just words’.

However, when you read the statements you likely had a feeling attached to your thought processes. So that is what I mean. The energetic reference was to the feeling associated with each word or statement. Different Experiences There is variety of us out here, and each of us has an individual experience and upbringing, which forms our beliefs and values in life. What one finds easy to believe, another finds hard to comprehend, and so forth discards it as invalid or silly. Now, learning about energetic connections between or in words can be massively liberating. Once you are aware of the possible power of destruction or possible power to heal our language, you are in better charge of your life experience. You can become conscious of your own vocabulary and the way you talk.

Not only to others through the mouth but also to yourself internally when there is nobody around. And yes, I can prove that you do talk to yourself. Just now as you are reading my words you are very likely going through the process of internal repetition of the words you are reading. That’s in order to comprehend the meaning of them and to store the information inside your mind and body. Another great example to prove that you are talking to yourself without speaking out loud is the fact that we all THINK. And what is thought other than regurgitated words? Sometimes with a spark of insight.

However, that more relates to intuition or sensory awareness than thinking as such. So yes, your words are co-creating your reality as you know it. The more we understand the meaning of individual words that we speak, as well as what emotional charge they are attached to in our memory, we become to empower our lives. How To Be In Control Without Controlling The way to create pleasant life experiences is not by trying to control all and everyone around us. The best way to go about this is to recreate our internal identity, our perceptions, and reform our beliefs. To do such an internal cleaning takes some determination and readiness to change. Once you are ready, that is when you fully commit to the fact that you can change your life for the better by changing and redefining your own self, you are in full charge.

It’s absolutely empowering to know from deep within that life is here for us. That we are able and capable to reach self-realization by shifting the focus of our mind. Step By Step Process For Transformation Here is an example if you are wondering how to start this process of self-realization and cleaning out your language. Become consciously aware and focused on what is happening inside your mind. Become detached from your thoughts, as you are not your thoughts.

Create a gap between thinking and reacting. Be mind aware of your words to others and to yourself. You will find, that with the time you will be automatically aware of with ease. First, the focus is required to succeed. Then it happens on autopilot, and you will be transformed. Also, once you are aware of the hurtful words that you might be used for others or yourself, you might want to stop there for a second and ask yourself this question: “What is my past created this thought?

What experience formed this emotional charge? How can I better express this feeling than by using hurtful words?” Wait and see what comes up to your mind. Another step in the process after you are more aware of what goes on inside your mind. Create a daily practice of positive thoughts. The best I found so far are affirmations written by Louise Hay.

There might be another source, but this one is very good, so I can recommend it. Now, understand this. Affirmations don’t work unless you work them. So it’s up to you really to create the change in your mind so strong that you will be able to accept them at face value.

Once you start writing and repeating aloud some new affirmations, you might come across resistance from your body-mind. Doubts and disbelief might pop up. Just become aware of that. You don’t have to actually do much, just be aware of your resistance and question its source. The rest is quite easy. Enjoy the process of living in this marvelous existence.

How to Use Art Therapy As a Means of Stress Relief

How to Use Art Therapy As a Means of Stress Relief

Art is therapeutic and is sometimes called expressive art or art psychology that is facilitated by the art therapist, in applying art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, resolve emotional conflicts, further self-awareness, manage performance and obsession, increase social skills, improve reality orientation, decrease anxiety, and raise self-respect.

A purpose in art therapy is to get better or reinstate a client’s functioning and his or her sense of personal well-being. Art therapy practice requires information of visual art, the creative process, as well as of human development, psychological, and design theories and methods. It is used as the focus and medium of communication. Almost any medium can be used for art therapy include painting, drawing / sketching, sculpting and clay modelling.

Today art therapy is widely practiced in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, psychiatric and rehabilitation facilities, wellness centers, forensic institutions, schools, emergency centers, senior communities, private practice, and other clinical and community settings. During individual and/or group sessions art therapists elicit their clients’ inherent capacity for art making to boost their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Research supports the use of art therapy within a professional relationship for the therapeutic benefits gained through artistic self-expression and reflection for individuals who experience illness, trauma, and mental health troubles and those in search of personal development.

A helpful treatment for people experiencing developmental, medical, educational, and social or psychological impairment where the individual has also survived trauma resulting from combat, abuse, and natural disaster; persons with adverse physical health conditions such as cancer, traumatic brain injury, and other health disability; and persons with autism, dementia, depression, and other disorders. Art therapy helps people resolve conflicts, develop interpersonal skills, manage challenging behaviors, decrease depressing stress, and achieve personal insight as it also facilitates people with their social skills.

The benefits of art therapy in these types of conditions can help with people who are reserved or shy, or who, for some reason or another, have a hard time functioning within social situations. On the whole, the benefits of art therapy can be quite wide. It can improve lives by helping people improve their mental, emotional, and even physical states therefore increases the quality of life for many people, and it is worth considering if it can aid you in some way or another to enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of art making.

The many benefits that can be experienced by the use of this healing modality are:

  • Allowing unspoken words to be expressed
    • Encourages to build trust in a safe environment and be understood
    • Help increase their self-esteem and self-respect
    • Assists in gaining a new, more objective perspective on their challenges
    • Allows you to start experiment with change that can later be applied
    • Provides a secure outlet for feelings such as fear, guilt, ache, rage and anger
    • Encourages clients to make constructive choices and to gain hope for the future
    • Tap into internal power and use existing strengths to build more skills which can facilitate them manage complex emotions and circumstances in other areas of life

Art therapy can help children and teens to process:

  • Experiences of sorrow, loss or separation
    • Trauma and developmental stress
    • Life transitions
    • Injury/ accidents
    • Birth of a sibling
    • Parental separation/ divorce
    • Hyperactivity
    • Disabilities physical, learning or invisible
    • Emotional issues (fear, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger etc.
    • Behavioral issues (aggression, withdrawal, impassivity, tantrums etc.

It could simply be the act of executing artistic expression on your own or with others, or possibly it’s in search of professional help with a qualified art therapist. Either way, the benefits of art therapy make it worth exploring as a mechanism for healing.