Drawing from the Heart: A Seven-Week Program to Heal Emotional Pain and Loss through Expressive Art

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You don't have to know how to draw to benefit from this user-friendly guide to healing from even the most painful events. Inspired by workshops Barbara Ganim began leading after September 11, 2001, it shows how our simplest doodles can help us move on from any trauma -- whether due to loss of a relationship or job, illness, violence, death, or other major life change. Split-brain research shows that imagery penetrates more directly than words do to the deep levels of the unconscious, where true healing occurs. ...
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Overview

You don't have to know how to draw to benefit from this user-friendly guide to healing from even the most painful events. Inspired by workshops Barbara Ganim began leading after September 11, 2001, it shows how our simplest doodles can help us move on from any trauma -- whether due to loss of a relationship or job, illness, violence, death, or other major life change. Split-brain research shows that imagery penetrates more directly than words do to the deep levels of the unconscious, where true healing occurs. This is why the visual exercises in this book work more quickly and effectively than talk therapy can. sThis seven-week program is a powerful -- and enjoyable! -- tool for releasing stress, setting healthy boundaries, practicing gratitude, increasing compassion, and finding inner peace. It enables us to grow from painful experiences so that they become the very source of our wisdom and strength.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780835608329
  • Publisher: Theosophical Publishing House
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 696,724
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: Drawing from the Heart 1
Part 1 Everything You Need to Know about This Seven-Step Healing Program 5
Chapter 1 Why Talking about Our Pain Can Make Us Feel Worse 7
Chapter 2 How Drawing from the Heart Can Change Your Life 13
Chapter 3 Why a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words 17
Chapter 4 How to Begin 21
Chapter 5 The Importance of Color in a Drawing 27
Chapter 6 An Introduction to the Seven Healing Steps 39
Part 2 Exercises for the Seven Steps 47
Step 1 Identifing What You Need to Heal 49
Step 2 Accessing, Releasing, and Transforming the Primary Emotion Causing Your Pain 53
Step 3 Acknowledging and Transforming Your Loss 63
Step 4 Getting to the Root of Your Fear 67
Step 5 Guilt: Uncovering What Lies Beneath 73
Step 6 Forgiving Yourself and Others 81
Step 7 Creating Healing Images from Your Heart 87
About the Author 103
Additional Information 105
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