Published: Oct 18, 2023
Written by: Kelsey

Art as a Window to the Soul: My Therapeutic Art Journey

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Before me lay an empty canvas, expansive and daunting. A whirlwind of thoughts buzzed through my mind, from gloom to optimism, creating a sense of overload. Yet serenity washed over me when my brush met the bold blue paint. Every brushstroke turned into a spoken word, each color a felt emotion, and eventually, my internal tumult metamorphosed into a radiant work of art. This marked my initial encounter with art therapy, and the odyssey was far from over.

Why Art?

Art serves as a universal language, transcending cultural and generational barriers. You don’t need to be fluent in any specific dialect to appreciate or create it. From ancient cave drawings to modern digital masterpieces, art has been a steadfast companion to humanity, open to anyone eager to express themselves through it.

Non-verbal Expression:

At times, words just don’t cut it. Deeply rooted emotions frequently yearn for an alternative way to be expressed. Art, in its various guises, serves as a sanctuary for these feelings, granting them a voice when words falter.

My Artistic Revelations:

Every art session feels like peeling layers from an onion. One piece, a tumultuous mix of reds and blacks, captured the raw intensity of a flare-up day. Another, awash in radiant yellows and soothing blues, highlighted a day filled with hope and community in our Beautifully Broken Wellness Warriors group. Each creation is a chapter in my journey, a tangible slice of my spirit.

I’ve catalogued some of these pieces HERE for those who wish to see them.

Getting Started with Therapeutic Art:

Don’t get bogged down by the need for perfection or elaborate tools. A pencil and paper can be just as therapeutic. Let your emotions guide you. There’s no right or wrong. Whether it’s abstract strokes or detailed sketches, let your emotions take the lead. Seek guidance if you need to address specific needs.

Many therapeutic art coaches like me can guide you in this journey, helping you interpret and navigate your emotional revelations.

Art is more than just colors on a canvas. It’s a dialogue between the artist and their soul. I invite you to embark on this therapeutic art journey to discover, heal, and grow. And as you explore, remember the Beautifully Broken community is here, cheering you on and sharing your revelations and triumphs.

Are you inspired to dive into therapeutic art? Join us at Beautifully Broken Wellness Warriors, where we champion self-expression, healing, and growth through coaching, art and mindfulness. [Click Here] for more information.

Chat soon,

Kels

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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