My Incurable Life

Cage of Hell by Lois Poblitz, pastel on Fabriano paper, 12" x 18", 2014

Cage of Hell by Lois Poblitz, pastel on Fabriano paper, 12″ x 18″, 2014

I write blogs describing my experiences in my Bodyscapes sessions. Sometimes,  there is nothing I can share that is as insightful and meaning filled as a piece of writing created by a client. Here is, My Incurable Life ,by Lois Poblitz. Her accompanying drawing titled, Cage of Hell, is a visual representation of living with an incurable disease. Continue reading

Grief, Loss and Moving Forward

 

Untitled by Program Participant, Pastel on Fabriano paper, 12" x 18", 2014

Untitled by Program Participant, Pastel on Fabriano paper, 12″ x 18″, 2014

 “I want my heart to leap with joy again. I am starting to feel like laughing. Before, I only half  laughed.” Grief, loss and sorrow can explain how one feels after they loose a loved one. After four years of mourning, the words grief, loss and sorrow may not show a wideness of expression anymore. They remain too small, too single focused and too connected to the initial loss. My client is now at a point in her grieving process, four years, to search for new words which will more aptly define and describe her current state of  bereavement. The Bodyscapes Technique offered her an opportunity to use expressive art therapy to search the wideness of language to re-define how she feels today. The self-healing which comes through The Bodyscapes Technique, comes in unexpected ways. On the morning of the session, my client woke with a pain she never had before, a pain in her left foot.

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