We did an art exercise today in group...you draw at least 3 shapes (circle, oval, triangle, square, rectangle, etc.), shade in the areas between the lines, and give the shapes a voice. For example, "I'm a red oval and I feel..." the feelings come out of the shapes position related to the other shapes. The next step is you pick out the shape you like the best and on a clean sheet of paper draw it again amplified. This time adding any details to complete the image...then title it and discuss. It was neat to hear what drawings were created from free drawing and imagery! I love stuff like this and I know it is not always effective for group therapy but such fun to observe what creations are made.
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