One of my new classes is called, “Trauma and The Arts.” It’s wonderful and opening me up to the awareness that trauma is unspeakable. Therefore, we regain our power … our humanity as well as our ability to love again, by “speaking the unspeakable.”
That may mean putting pen to paper or brush to canvas. But by exposing evil, and giving voice to those events in our life that we’ve been unable to speak about due to fearing that others wouldn’t believe us, or worrying that it was too shameful, we actually increase our mental health, find community, and oddly, become advocates for issues we never thought we would. Somehow all this widens and deepens our humanity.
View International Art Therapy Organization’s website for more insight about the creative arts power to heal.