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15 Vision Board Questions for 2019

15  Vision Board Questions for 2019
 

Each year a few friends and I gather on New Year Eve to create our vision boards for the coming year. It is remarkable as I review each Dec. 31,  the previous year’s board how many things I actually accomplished during that year, and how many intentions have come to fruition.    This year I decided to put together a few questions that you can ponder while creating a vision board of your own: 
 

  • 1.    What do I want to experience this year?

Affirmation Cards to help you Calm and Rebalance


AFFIRMATION CARDS

Any time your feel stressed, it is helpful to try to maintain a positive perspective and a calm center.  With all of the extra activities and obligations it is easy to become overwhelmed and pulled away from our center.  Additionally, dealing with the crowds  can be very stressful.  Feeling  stressed and pulled out of our center, can create feelings of anxiety, depression and hostility.  Taking some time to refocus and rebalance can help you regain your calm and composure.

A Place in Nature Art Project ~ Helps to relieve stress

I have been reading your posts in my blog, and see that you would like more art projects.  So I decided to send you this one.  It is one of my favorites.  I call it a Place in Nature.  I encourage you to use music with this exercise.  Most of the time when I do are I like to incorporate music and sometimes movement to get the energy moving, especially if I am feeling stuck.

This exercise will encourage you to take a few minutes to rest, breath and relax ~~ and create.

Gather your materials first:

Self Gift Bad Art Project

Most of us spend much to little time giving appreciation to ourselves.  We hurry through our days from one project or responsibility to another.  How many times have you just STOPPED!!! and spent some time creating and appreciating you as a creative wonderful being?

Here is a fun project that you can do that does not take much time but really helps you focus on things that you appreciate about yourself.  When you appreciate you and value YOU.... then other's will do the same.

Materials:

WHAT MAKES AN ART PROJECT OR A CRAFT PROJECT INTO AN ART THERAPY PROJECT?

   With Pintrist on the forefront of public awareness, there are many art projects and craft projects being pinned and repined.  As an Expressive Arts Therapist, it is my job to help others use the creative process for healing, self-awareness as a therapeutic intervention.   

 I work with adolescent girls.  They are very interested in doing crafts.  As an art therapist, I have to admit, I cringe slightly inside when the weekly request to do a craft project arises.

LIVE A CREATIVE LIFE ~ ART JOURNAL PROJECT

Hello All you creative souls,

I am excited to let you know about our upcoming art journal project.  This Spring at the San Diego University for Integrative Studies I am organizing an art show.  However, this art show is not like the usual art show.  This art show is entitled, 'THE ART OF ART THERAPY'.  Therefore, the art for this show is not fine art.  The art for this show will be filled with art created by the artist  for the purpose of self-awareness, self healing and personal transformation.

Create An Art Journal

Do you have an art journal yet?  If not, now is the time to create one.  An art journal is a great way for you to spend time creating.  It can be a place where you vent your emotions, or capture a beautiful moment of a day with a poem.  Creating an art journal is fun and simple.  Here are some instructions:

ArtyourJournal  
 Create a personalized cover for your art journal. Collage the cover to tell your unique, creative story.   

Craft Time: Approx.
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