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…
A Doodle Exercise to Stop Outsourcing Approval
Do you find yourself in an everlasting loop of seeking approval from someone on the outside?
Welcome to the club. The icky yucky truth is we can sometimes never get enough reassurance from anyone on the outside club!
Building an inner committee of support that's always there to remind us that we are:
- doing good enough
- loving and lovable
- imperfectly perfect
It takes time to build our inner committee of support... and I found little creative tricks to help along the way…
Doodle Heart Exercise
You may have days when checking inside with your Inner World may feel too broad, unending, or just plain overwhelming.
On those days I like to simplify.
This is a simple doodle exercise for you to practice checking in with yourself. All it requires is:
- a piece of paper
- and that moment during the day when you notice your heart
As you are going about your day and feel that twinge, cringe, or ache inside... allow yourself to stop for just a moment. Take a breath. What do you no…
Creative Healing 101 - Combining Shapes with Doodling
Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Doodle Lesson
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.
How do I care for my Inner Child if I was never taught how?
I often hear from clients how difficult and awkward it feels to listen to their inner child. Many of times it's because:
- There was no one to role model self-care
- Their childhood was unhappy and they're scared to re-visit old feelings
- They feel silly because they are grown now
The list could go on and on. We find ways to resist those places inside that make us most nervous. Dissociation of childhood memories is a common phenomenon. With dissociation of memories, the inner child is often n…
2 Minute Doodle Teaching - Relational Repair
Repair in Relationships
Join the little doodle characters as they explain the importance of honoring the timing of both yourself and the other person as you seek to repair a recent relational rupture.
A disagreement, fight, or misunderstanding is to be expected in our most important relationships. This is a relational rupture. A rupture can also be unintentional as with a preoccupied parent, a partner that is looking at their phone when they say their listening to you, or a friend that forget…
We're "under construction" when we do Inner Work
As we do our own Inner Work it is important that we create an environment that feels supportive and nurturing as we uncover, grow and heal.
I like to think of it like building the safe construction site to do the work in.
Explore what you need in that environment? Who you need on your construction team? What tools or comfort items need to be readily available?
We are all a work in progress and the more we can build our strong and kind foundation the deeper the work we can do.
Thank you for b…
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