It’s not easy to practice what we preach. As a working mama of 2 supporting other caregivers for a living, it’s hard to find the time/energy/motivation/space/art supplies/etc etc etc to engage in any kind of regular art-making practice like I used to. Today I was inspired to create a response piece after a perinatal art therapy session to help me process the complexities of the case. I grabbed a piece of cardboard left over from a package, cheap paint pens I had previously forgotten about, popped on my headphones and let myself go for 15 minutes. That’s all I needed. This is what emerged.
My clinical training as an art therapist frequently involved creative processing to integrate and explore complex case material, and I’m grateful that this technique remains so intuitive and accessible whenever I need it. Just like my breath, my art practice is always there for me whenever I need fresh energy, a release, or grounding.
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Post and artwork by Sharon Itkoff Nacache ATR-BC LCAT LPAT PMH-C