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The Picture of Health Yasmine Buraik Psychiatric Counselor Psychiatric & Community Counseling
Healing Your Life Through Art <ul><li>My goal is to help you: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find the mental/Emotional roots of...
The Rupture Of Being Alive <ul><li>Health is a dynamic interplay between the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual as...
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words <ul><li>Ancient.  </li></ul><ul><li>Universal.  </li></ul><ul><li>Human.  </li></ul><u...
 
Thinking and Feeling on Paper <ul><li>Once upon a time…….. </li></ul><ul><li>The Artist within. </li></ul><ul><li>The powe...
 
 
 
Drawing Feelings <ul><li>Purpose: Learning to express feelings in the language of graphic art. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials...
Drawing With Music <ul><li>Purpose: Learning to express feelings in the language of graphic art. </li></ul><ul><li>Materia...
Drawing Your Stress Out <ul><li>Purpose: Learning to release stress through drawing. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: Separate...
Un-Stressing <ul><li>Purpose: Identifying stressful situations, changing the picture from a negative to a positive one. </...
 
 
Are You In Your Body? <ul><li>Where do you live?  </li></ul><ul><li>“ I think, therefore I am ”…. Rene Descartes </li></ul...
 
Body Picturing <ul><li>Purpose: Identifying the physical sensations and symptoms you experienced in the Body Sensing medit...
Body Talking <ul><li>Purpose: Discovering the psychological aspects of physical pain and discomfort; finding out what the ...
Body Talking (cont’d) <ul><li>Allow your dominant to be the interviewer, your non dominant your hand to write the response...
Here Is Looking At You, Kid <ul><li>Purpose: Creating the image of how you want your body to feel. Writing positive affirm...
 
 
Turning Your Worries Around <ul><li>Worry is imagination used self destructively. </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Thinking is i...
What’s Wrong With This Picture <ul><li>Purpose: Learning to identify the areas of your life that worry you; turning a nega...
From Worrier to Warrior <ul><li>Purpose: Acquiring tools for doing hand-to-hand combat with habitual worries, fears , and ...
What You Say is What You Get <ul><li>Purpose: Identifying the negative statements you make about your health or your life,...
 
The Sanskrit word mandala means 'circle.'
Mandala Symbolism   &quot;...  Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is :  'Formation, Transformation, Ete...
Blue Print for a Healthy Lifestyle <ul><li>Creating your life with awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mandala as an ancient ...
Possible Themes <ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul>...
Integration gathers many into one
I could even be called the archetype of wholeness .
While painting them  ( mandalas ) , the picture seems to develop out of itself and often in opposition to one's conscious ...
Their basic motif is the premonition of a centre of personality, a kind of central point within the psyche, to which every...
Mandala of Your Life Today <ul><li>Purpose: Learning to look at your life through creating mandalas. </li></ul><ul><li>Mat...
Mandala of a Healthy Lifestyle <ul><li>Purpose: Drawing your life the way you want it to be. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: ...
Your Personal Power Symbols <ul><li>Purpose: Creating a meaningful symbol of your inner strength and protection in difficu...
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  1. 1. The Picture of Health Yasmine Buraik Psychiatric Counselor Psychiatric & Community Counseling
  2. 2. Healing Your Life Through Art <ul><li>My goal is to help you: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find the mental/Emotional roots of stress, pain and disease. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Change negative limiting beliefs. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discover the therapeutic power of creative expression. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use the healing power of visual imagery. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Choose and create a healthy lifestyle. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Rupture Of Being Alive <ul><li>Health is a dynamic interplay between the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of one’s being. </li></ul><ul><li>Health as a journey </li></ul><ul><li>Healing from the inside out. </li></ul><ul><li>A moment-to-moment process of balancing oneself. </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words <ul><li>Ancient. </li></ul><ul><li>Universal. </li></ul><ul><li>Human. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal. </li></ul><ul><li>Get out of your mind and come back to your senses. </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the immune system </li></ul>
  5. 6. Thinking and Feeling on Paper <ul><li>Once upon a time…….. </li></ul><ul><li>The Artist within. </li></ul><ul><li>The power of your other hand. </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond words. </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing as a meditation. </li></ul>
  6. 10. Drawing Feelings <ul><li>Purpose: Learning to express feelings in the language of graphic art. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: Separate sheets of paper, felt pens, pastels, crayons. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw pictures in doodles, scribbles, lines, or shapes of following feelings such as anger, sadness, joy, fear, confusion, excitement and peace. </li></ul>
  7. 11. Drawing With Music <ul><li>Purpose: Learning to express feelings in the language of graphic art. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: Separate sheets of paper, felt pens, pastels, crayons. </li></ul><ul><li>Sit quietly for a moment. Listen to the music with your whole body, visualize how you would dance to it. Draw your feelings out on paper. Choose the colors that feel right for you. Draw out the rhythms and sounds. Express any feelings evoked by the music. Be spontaneous without judgment. </li></ul>
  8. 12. Drawing Your Stress Out <ul><li>Purpose: Learning to release stress through drawing. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: Separate sheets of paper, felt pens, pastels, crayons. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw out your current stressors by scribbling and making marks on paper. You can also use labels, words, or shapes. Keep the drawing abstract and choose colors that express how you feel about the situation. </li></ul>
  9. 13. Un-Stressing <ul><li>Purpose: Identifying stressful situations, changing the picture from a negative to a positive one. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: Separate sheets of paper, felt pens, pastels, crayons. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a diagram or a symbolic picture of a stressful situation. Create a graphic metaphor that shows your experience of the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Now draw a picture of how you would like the situation to feel. Change the negative picture into a positive one. </li></ul>
  10. 16. Are You In Your Body? <ul><li>Where do you live? </li></ul><ul><li>“ I think, therefore I am ”…. Rene Descartes </li></ul><ul><li>Illness as a teacher . </li></ul><ul><li>The symptom leads to the cure </li></ul>
  11. 18. Body Picturing <ul><li>Purpose: Identifying the physical sensations and symptoms you experienced in the Body Sensing meditation and expressing them through color on paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: unlined paper, felt pens, pastels, crayons. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a outline of your body with your non-dominant hand, then color in the areas where you felt strong sensations during the meditation. Choose colors that express the nature of the sensations you felt . </li></ul>
  12. 19. Body Talking <ul><li>Purpose: Discovering the psychological aspects of physical pain and discomfort; finding out what the body needs in order to feel better. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: unlined paper, felt pens, pastels, crayons. </li></ul><ul><li>Use picture from Body Picturing. With your dominant hand, write the following questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who are you? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do you feel today? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why do you feel this way? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How can I help you? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 20. Body Talking (cont’d) <ul><li>Allow your dominant to be the interviewer, your non dominant your hand to write the response as it speaks for the body and it’s symptoms. </li></ul><ul><li>Be patient and take your time. There are strong emotions living in the body, these emotions are seeking expression. </li></ul>
  14. 21. Here Is Looking At You, Kid <ul><li>Purpose: Creating the image of how you want your body to feel. Writing positive affirmations. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: Your picture from body picturing, felt pens, pastels, crayons. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at your picture. With your non dominant hand, create a new drawing of how you would like to feel. As you draw, imagine the feelings of health and vitality associated with your new picture. Around the picture create “word balloons” like those shown in comic strips. In each balloon allow your picture of health to speak about how it feels. </li></ul>
  15. 24. Turning Your Worries Around <ul><li>Worry is imagination used self destructively. </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Thinking is imagination used constructively. </li></ul><ul><li>You can not afford the luxury of a negative thought. </li></ul><ul><li>Think before you speak. </li></ul>
  16. 25. What’s Wrong With This Picture <ul><li>Purpose: Learning to identify the areas of your life that worry you; turning a negative situation around through positive picturing. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: unlined paper, felt pens, pastels, crayons. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a picture or an aspect of your life that is worrying you. Choose only one at a time. It can be any area of your life. Label your picture when you are through. Look at your picture. Ask yourself how you would like the situation to feel. Draw a new picture that portrays those feelings. Give the new picture a name. </li></ul>
  17. 26. From Worrier to Warrior <ul><li>Purpose: Acquiring tools for doing hand-to-hand combat with habitual worries, fears , and anxieties. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: unlined paper, felt pens, pastels, or crayons. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a picture of yourself worrying. Around the picture write down your top ten worries. Select your number one worry. Draw it. Now, draw a picture of yourself disposing of the worry. Use whatever weapon or magic tool you wish. Draw a picture of how you feel being victorious over your worry. Display your picture where you can see it often. </li></ul>
  18. 27. What You Say is What You Get <ul><li>Purpose: Identifying the negative statements you make about your health or your life, transforming them into life-affirming statements. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: paper & felt pens. </li></ul><ul><li>On the left side of your paper list any negative statements you frequently make about yourself or your life. On the right side of the paper, rewrite each of your negative so it clearly states what you want. Now draw a picture of each of your positive beliefs. Caption each picture with the positive statement or affirmation. </li></ul>
  19. 29. The Sanskrit word mandala means 'circle.'
  20. 30. Mandala Symbolism &quot;... Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is : 'Formation, Transformation, Eternal Mind's eternal creation' ( Faust, II ). And that is the self, the wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well is harmonious, but which cannot tolerate self - deceptions .&quot; C . G . Jung
  21. 31. Blue Print for a Healthy Lifestyle <ul><li>Creating your life with awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mandala as an ancient form of symbolic Healing. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mandala in psychotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>The Mandala as a visual representations of one’s inner and outer worlds. </li></ul>
  22. 32. Possible Themes <ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Body </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Diet </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Interests/Hobbies </li></ul><ul><li>Self Development </li></ul>
  23. 33. Integration gathers many into one
  24. 34. I could even be called the archetype of wholeness .
  25. 35. While painting them ( mandalas ) , the picture seems to develop out of itself and often in opposition to one's conscious intentions .
  26. 36. Their basic motif is the premonition of a centre of personality, a kind of central point within the psyche, to which everything is related, by which everything is arranged, and which is itself a source of energy .
  27. 37. Mandala of Your Life Today <ul><li>Purpose: Learning to look at your life through creating mandalas. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: unlined paper, colored felt pens, pastels, crayons. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a border around your page. In the center create an image or symbol that represents you. </li></ul><ul><li>Radiating outward create a circular design that portrays the most significant elements of your life today . </li></ul>
  28. 38. Mandala of a Healthy Lifestyle <ul><li>Purpose: Drawing your life the way you want it to be. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: unlined paper, colored felt pens, pastels, crayons. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a border around your page. In the center create an image or symbol that represents you. Radiating outward create a Mandala of your life the way you want it to be </li></ul>
  29. 39. Your Personal Power Symbols <ul><li>Purpose: Creating a meaningful symbol of your inner strength and protection in difficult situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: unlined paper, colored felt pens, pastels, crayons or other drawing instruments of your choice. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a border around your page. In the center create draw a picture of your personal power symbol. This is the symbol that protects you as well as give you strength. Draw the shielding protective aspect of this symbol. </li></ul>
  30. 40. Thank You

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