The Mind and Body Relationship: Seen Through Art and CrossFit
There was a time I felt completely lost mentally and emotionally so I went and got lost in another country. While being lost I have never felt so much at home.
I felt more comfortable in “lost” than I did in my own house.
I recognized my body as my home internally felt lost and now I was matching my external world to my internal feelings.
As art therapists we are trained to pay attention. Pay attention to body language, patterns, the way someone presented themselves, materials someone may be attracted to etc. All of these things help to inform us as art therapists.
While I spend time paying attention to the patterns of those I work with I also started to pay attention to the patterns I noticed in myself.