I am so excited that I am going to be conducting little mini "art therapy" sessions for a group of young ladies. This all came about because of my art workshops I am already doing for the general public. It is very hard to communicate how I feel about this. To sum it up.....I just feel that suddenly, everything I have been doing and going through with this art thing makes sense.
So, I decided, the best thing to do would be to start with a creative journaling class. I want to help these young ladies learn how to use creative journaling to express themselves, learn more about themselves and explore creativity as therapy. So, in preparation for that, I have been thinking alot about why creative journaling would be therapeutic. I need to do some research on that and would appreciate any feedback on this topic. I know it is therapeutic to me, but I can't seem to explain why.
I picked up a book today that really inspired me and I feel it will be quite useful and helpful in prep for this workshop. It is the second book by Linda Woods and Karen Dinino, two sisters who wrote/developed first "Visual Chronicles" then...the one I picked up today and left at a doctor's office and have to go and pick up tomorrow "Journal Revolution". Journal revolution revealed to me why it is therapeutic to journal and it gave me lots of great ideas. This is a great book and you need to get it if you love to journal in a creative way.
Anyway, this book made me want t0 dig through my old memoribilia. As soon as I got off from work, I went to my storage room where I keep all my old memory boxes full of all kinds of stuff from my past. That is when I found this....my Senior Memory book. You know, that little book you bought with your senior picture package. I found these entries and had to share them. It helps me to see that it is therapeutic to look back on journal entries from the past. I see things from 1983 that reflect the girl that I still am today. Do you see anything that reminds you of the me I am to you? I thought the reference to "colors" in the first photo/journal entry were interesting...." black and white", purple" Do you have something like this? I would love to see your highschool memoribillia. Do Share!