As a highly sensitive woman, it can sometimes feel like the world is overwhelming and too much to handle. Am I right?
It can be challenging to find ways to cope with the stress on the daily. That's where art and writing therapy may be something to try – they are forms of therapy that use creative expression as a means of communication and healing.
You know I love my Human Design and I would recommend you to learn more about these forms of therapy even more so if you have Human Design Gate 12 defined in your chart, if the sun is transiting this gate OR if you are around someone who does have Gate 12 defined. Get your free chart here to see if you do have it. To learn more about Human Design, click here.
I, myself, haven’t tried art therapy but I do think it’s worth learning and collecting information about for when my intuition tells me it’s time to give it a whirl.
Also, I don’t have Gate 12 defined in my chart, so this energy it shows up inconsistently…but it does show up and it does for you too as a reminder!
So let’s chat about these forms of healing, shall we?
What is Art Therapy?
Art therapy is a form of therapy that uses art materials to promote self-expression, emotional healing, and personal growth. It can be used to work through various issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress. The process of creating art can be cathartic and allow us to express ourselves in a way that is not possible with words alone.
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t learn how to express every emotion growing up so this sounds really awesome.
What is Writing Therapy?
Writing therapy, also known as journal therapy, is a form of therapy that involves writing in a journal or other written form as a means of self-expression and processing emotions and thoughts. It can be used to work through issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress, similarly to art therapy.
Benefits of Writing Therapy for Highly Sensitive Women:
Reducing Anxiety: Writing therapy provides a space for individuals to process their emotions and express their thoughts and feelings, which can help to reduce anxiety.
Improving Self-Awareness: Writing therapy promotes self-exploration and can help individuals to gain insight into themselves.
Enhancing Communication Skills: Writing therapy encourages individuals to reflect on their feelings and express themselves through writing, which can improve their communication skills.
Boosting Creativity: Writing therapy can boost creativity and promote innovative thinking.
Promoting Mindfulness: Writing therapy encourages individuals to reflect on the present moment and focus on their emotions and thoughts, which can promote mindfulness.
Benefits of Art and Writing Therapy for Highly Sensitive Women:
Reducing Anxiety: Art and Writing therapy helps to reduce anxiety by providing a space for individuals to process their emotions. They can release their feelings and emotions through creative expression.
Boosting Self-Esteem: Art and Writing therapy promotes self awareness, self-exploration and self-acceptance. It can help individuals to develop a positive self-image and help them to see themselves in a different light.
Improving Coping Skills: Art and Writing therapy can help with the development of coping skills, which can improve how individuals deal with stress and trauma.
Enhancing Communication Skills: Art and Writing therapy promotes communication skills, as individuals can express complex emotions and feelings through forms of art that they may find difficult to express through spoken words alone. This is Gate 12 energy here!
Promoting Mindfulness: Art and Writing therapy can promote mindfulness, as it encourages individuals to focus on the present moment and engage with their emotions.
If you're a highly sensitive woman struggling with the stresses of daily life, consider trying an art and/or writing therapy practice. They can both help you to express your emotions and feelings, promote healing and self-discovery. Reach out to a licensed art therapist or writing therapist, or attend therapy workshops in your area to learn more about how to incorporate these therapies into your wellBEing practice.
I’ve created a Pinterest Board dedicated to this topic to collect and disseminate anything new I find. Check it out and let me know what you try! See the board here.
Remember, healing is a journey, and art and writing therapy can be powerful tools to add to your wellBEing tool belt to help you along the way.
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