You might be asking how and why art heals wounds? We all thought love did that, right? First, I asked myself why do I have wounds in the first place? So you might start thinking along those lines. Where and what are these wounds? What if we feel we haven't got any? How do we know what is to be healed, if we don't even know we are wounded? Some wounds are so deeply hidden, we might have to unmask them, to tease them out of their shell a bit. That's where Emotional Freedom Techniques come in as energy meridian tapping can help to uncover the layers of a problem knotted within. So, it's slow and a sometimes blissful, sometimes painful, often totally surprising uwrapping process.
For me, it's mostly with writing, and an article on fast writing of psychological aspects that got me started on its benefits, but also painting and photography can produce a similar effect. If I were a musician, the healing effect would come through songs.
But I have none to sing for you today.... just a picture to show what I mean
February 26, 2006
Posted by KJD
Blogger, Bikram Yogi, Hypnotherapist, Flash Fiction editor, Traveller, World citizen, Writer and Teacher and occasional artist based in the UK. Published Work includes: Fiction String of Bright Moments' in Brand Literary magazine, Issue 4, April 2009 'Doorknobs and Bodypaint Fantastic Flash Fiction, an Anthology' Pandemonium Press, 2008 (co- editor and contributor) Little Stints,’ in Gay Tavels in the Muslim World, Haworth Press, 2007, (as Des Ariel) 'Twelve Days a Week'; in Foreign Affairs, 2005, Cleis Press, (as Des Ariel) 'Shosholooza Meyl': Johannesburg to Capetown in 'Looking for Love in Faraway Places', Haworth Press, 2006 (as Des Ariel) 'Beyond Giza'; in Between the Palms Haworth Press, 2005 'Everyone's Alexandria' Harvard LG Review Review, May-June, 2002, Volume IX, No 3 'Breakfast in Bed'; Oscars Press, 1987