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

Drawing from the Heart

A Seven-Week Program to Heal Emotional Pain and Loss Through Expressive Art

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Published: 1st June 2004
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When the pain caused by difficult or unexpected life-changing experiences goes unexpressed and unreleased, it can unravel the fabric of your life. Where talk therapy fails to remedy the situation, expressive art proves successful. Breakthrough split-brain research tells us that imagery is our primary form of communication. Using an image to express a painful emotion allows us to see it in a way that is inaccessible through words, making us better equipped to transform a negative emotional reaction into a positive life experience. In this beautifully designed book, Barbara Ganim shows us how to use imagery to identify what we are really feeling, rather than what we think we feel. Says Ganim, “When you draw an image of what an emotion feels like, you can finally separate what your verbal thoughts are telling you from what your body’s actually experiencing.” She then explains how to deal with those feelings. With colorful drawings and quotes from students in her workshops, she demonstrates how others have used the drawing from the heart process to express and heal their pain.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Drawing from the Heartp. 1
Everything You Need to Know about This Seven-Step Healing Programp. 5
Why Talking about Our Pain Can Make Us Feel Worsep. 7
How Drawing from the Heart Can Change Your Lifep. 13
Why a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Wordsp. 17
How to Beginp. 21
The Importance of Color in a Drawingp. 27
An Introduction to the Seven Healing Stepsp. 39
Exercises for the Seven Stepsp. 47
Identifing What You Need to Healp. 49
Accessing, Releasing, and Transforming the Primary Emotion Causing Your Painp. 53
Acknowledging and Transforming Your Lossp. 63
Getting to the Root of Your Fearp. 67
Guilt: Uncovering What Lies Beneathp. 73
Forgiving Yourself and Othersp. 81
Creating Healing Images from Your Heartp. 87
About the Authorp. 103
Additional Informationp. 105
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ISBN: 9780835608329
ISBN-10: 0835608328
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 107
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Quest Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.58 x 21.59  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.5