Published: Jul 26, 2023
Written by: Kelsey

Self-Expression Unleashed: My Journey with Therapeutic Art and Mindfulness

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My Journey with Therapeutic Art and Mindfulness

Hey there friends!

As your therapeutic art and mindfulness coach, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to witness the transformative power of self-expression through art. Today, I want to share my personal journey with you – how art and mindfulness have played a pivotal role in my life, especially since being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.

When the news of my diagnosis hit, I found myself in a period of rest and reflection. I needed something to occupy my time and keep my mind engaged. So, I turned to familiar creative avenues and crafts I knew I could handle. But little did I know that one decision to pick up a paintbrush would completely change the course of my chronic illness journey.

Painting became a revelation. It wasn’t just a pastime; it was a lifeline. With each brushstroke, I found joy, solace, and a sense of freedom I hadn’t experienced before. It was like a portal into a world where pain and worries temporarily faded away. Art became my sanctuary, a safe space to explore my emotions, fears, and dreams without judgment.

You see, therapeutic art is not about artistic expertise or mastering technical skills. It’s about self-expression, allowing yourself to be vulnerable, and embracing the authenticity of your creations. There’s no right or wrong way to express yourself through art; it’s about trusting your instincts and letting your inner voice guide the creative process.

Through painting, I discovered a profound connection with mindfulness. I became fully present in each moment, immersed in the flow of colors, shapes, and textures. It took me to a place of deep self-awareness, where I could explore my emotions with curiosity and without judgment. Art brought mindfulness to the next level, allowing me to get to know myself on a profoundly intimate level.

As I continued my artistic journey, I noticed how painting helped manage my depression and anxiety, making those challenging moments more manageable and, at times, even at bay. It provided a space to process and release otherwise tricky emotions to put into words.

Though my body might still be a mystery at times, art has taught me to accept it as only part of who I am, not defining my entire being. It has empowered me to understand my body’s signals, recognize patterns, and advocate for myself better. Through art and mindfulness, I’ve learned to communicate how I feel to myself and those around me, fostering deeper connections and support.

Art became my catalyst for healing, guiding me toward a path of self-discovery and empowerment. It has brought immeasurable value to my life, helping me navigate the complexities of chronic illness with grace and resilience.

So, to all of you who may be exploring therapeutic art for the first time or are already on this journey, I encourage you to embrace the process wholeheartedly. Allow yourself to be vulnerable, and let your creativity flow without constraint. Trust that your artistic expressions hold incredible healing potential.

In this safe and nurturing space, you can explore the depths of your emotions, paint the essence of your soul, and create masterpieces that reflect your unique journey. Together, we’ll embark on a journey of self-expression and discovery through the beautiful world of therapeutic art and mindfulness.

Friends, I want you always to remember that you are not alone on this journey; we are here to support and celebrate each step you take.

Talk soon!

Kels

P.S. If you haven’t yet dipped your toes into the world of therapeutic art, now might be the perfect time to start. Embrace self-expression, find joy in the creative process, and discover the transformative power of art and mindfulness. You never know where this incredible journey might take you! Give the [LINK] Beautifully Broken Wellness Warriors Membership [LINK]a try and learn how mindfulness and therapeutic art can change your life, as it did mine! 

Written by Kelsey Bornyk

My name is Kelsey Bornyk, and I am an artist, creator, chronic illness warrior, and coach who helps:

Guide female entrepreneurs to create calm, clarity and success in their business.

Transform challenges, break through barriers, and step into your power.

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