5 loving things to say to your Inner Child
I don't like to admit it, but I haven't always spoken as nice to myself as I do now.
The truth is there's a voice within me that thinks she's helpful by being "realistic," "critical" and downright "hurtful" at times.
For most of us it often takes months or years to begin to recognize that voice, or to even hear it.
That's how ingrained our negative self-talk becomes in our lives. It's as if we're in a tunnel trying to guide our way through life and every time we hit the sides a negative alert…
Words have impact
Many of us grew up being reminded that, "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me."
Is that true? 🧐
I use my journal to explore old poems, song lyrics, and nursery rhymes.
I start with the words, add a little doodle person, and notice what bubbles up as the two meet.
- What facial expression is my little doodle person asking to have?
- Would they have a verbal response to the song lyric or nursery rhyme?
- What is my body response as I work in my journal?
We may r…
Doodle Lesson to help you ground yourself
Do you ever find your mind wandering during the day?
If you're like me, you find your mind meanders down many paths each day! 🤪
You may start out with a pleasant storyline and before you know it a familiar sense of dread, panic, or anger infiltrates your mind.
Uh oh... you were having a lovely morning walk, looking around and then out of no-where, there's the conversation you just had with your partner playing out in your mind again or maybe worry sets in about the meeting with your boss next…
Carrying your Inner Child 💞
I remember moments when my children were young, full of emotion, and basically inconsolable.
Oh so many days, right?!
In those moments they didn't need a lecture about their behavior or how they were expressing themselves.
They needed support. They needed love. A lot of the time they simply needed carried.
I find the same is true for our Inner Child.
As we work towards embodied wholeness, there will be moments when you become aware that a part of you is struggling.
On an adult level, we m…
Teach me to Draw: A Thumbs Up
Doodle to Connect Episode 1:
Featuring guest artist, Ian Phillips (my son 😊).
I often allow inspiration to guide my doodles. Often, for me, the doodle appears first and sometime later the message follows. Other times I will find a word, poem, quote, or in this case an exercise in a book that sparked my interest.
My previous two blog posts had me exploring the idea of affirmations and how we can create new neural pathways within our brain by repeating tenderly crafted sayings that fit our so…
Creative Healing 101 - Combining Shapes with Doodling
Creative Healing 101 - Doodling Shapes
When we allow ourselves to scribble or doodle we are giving our overactive thinking mind a break. This "distraction" allows us to bring our attention to what is right in front of us, our scratch paper and pen...
In this video I will demonstrate drawing basic shapes. Continuing to work on lines and shapes is like building a visual alphabet. Soon we'll begin combining shapes to make recognizable objects.
Allow yourself the freedom to be a beginner again and just enjoy the process. If you need t…
Creative Healing 101 - Doodling lines
Learning to draw again, as we did when we were children, allows our expressive, body based brain to come alive.
This is helpful when we feel stress, panic, fear, or simply don't have words to describe what were experiencing.
For this exercise grab a piece of scratch paper and a pen and follow along.
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