Sunday, October 26, 2008

Journal Part 6









Friday, October 24, 2008

Experientials Vol. 43

Today we did a guided imagery experience where we were supposed to think about different emotional states (anger, happiness and fear) and then pay attention to our body sensation after--did our temperature change, did our posture change, did our facial expression change, heartrate, etc... It was interesting and I did feel a change with anger where my body temperature did rise. With happiness it was more about feeling safe for me. And after being in this state of safety it was really difficult to go to a state where I did not feel safe, where I felt afraid.

Here are the images of the emotions we did afterwards.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Experientials Vol. 42

Today we were talking about multicultural issues in ethics and one of the comments was that is art really a universal language across cultures. Symbolism can be different, colors hold different meaning etc... Well I did my artpiece on the fact that although it may not be a universal language, it can bring us together, and help bridge gaps.

And this is just a cute little guy that I did in a session with a client.

And incidentally this blog does not contain the answer to life, the universe and everything. ;)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Experientials Vol. 41

This is another piece from my Ethics class. We were talking about boundaries with clients, and things like what do you do if you see a client out in the grocery, or if you are a restaurant and your server comes up and its your client. The phrase "You'd be in a pickle" (or some derivative) kept coming up. And then one of my classmates said "but we are all in the pickle jar together!" This was such a comforting thought for me to know that yeah, these are all tough situations, but we are all gonna have them and I am not alone. So my piece is the nine of us—all pickles—in a pickle jar... together.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Experientials Vol. 40

This was a really cool experiential that we did about the preset moment. We were in pairs, and one person got to be the client and the other the therapist. The client got to draw a picture and the therapist focused in on a 10-second moment (an action or something in the piece) to talk about more in-depth and gain insight. My piece overall was about containing excitement about a lot of things going on in my life right now, and my moment was when I ran my fingers over the three arcs calmly to blend them. It had a lot of meaning to me and was in itself very calming. It was a neat experience that seems to be an appropriate intervention with adults.

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