Releasing Feelings in Colour
Expressing Feelings In Colour
A Free mini Course sharing and teaching you about expressing feelings through my Expressive Art Approach.
A MESSY BUSINESS?
I'm in the business of Feelings, Emotions, Thoughts, Somatic Sensations, Pain; both physical and psychological. Some might call this 'A Messy Business'. I disagree.
Sometimes we just don't know how we Feel. Do you?
There was a time when I rarely knew how I felt which is why I Paint. I doodle, scrawl with my non-dominant hand, collage and finger paint.
I may still not know what the Feeling was about, but by expressing my Feelings, known or unknown, the discomfort dissipates. How wonderful is this!
Our Self Expression is extraordinary in its determinedness to speak out!
LEARN ABOUT THE WAY WE DISTRACT OURSELVES...with food, alcohol, shopping...
Often, we don't want to Feel our feelings so we try to block them out. Some may use food, alcohol, shopping or something else. This doesn't 'get rid of' our uncomfortable Feelings. It may distract us for a little while.
Those Feelings remain inside of our Body. Unexpressed. They Do manage to find a way to emerge again. And Again. Trying to get our attention, creating sensations that we may not like to feel. So we reach for that familiar distraction that usually works; food, alcohol, sleep, tv, again.
Let me share with you the way in which we distract ourselves and those ways which will Help.
Discover Why We Avoid Our Feelings...
We rarely quell our Laughter, our Love, our Joy. Do we? Yet we do it with our more uncomfortable Feelings like Sadness perhaps, Anger, Jealousy - those Feelings that were judged as 'Bad' or 'to be avoided at all costs' when we were younger.
In this mini course I will share with you information which will help you make sense of our avoidance.
Making Art To Express Our Feelings
I share a few videos along with Reflective Prompts to demonstrate how we can use paint, colour, texture and movement in our arms and hands to express our feelings and emotions.
It doesn't matter What You Paint
It really doesn't. We don't need to paint a landscape nor a portrait, most definitely not in an attempt to create something Perfect or Beautiful. We just need to Express how we feel and it will 'say' everything for you.
It is the Process that counts. The 'how'... and I am really skilled at helping people just like you to express what your are feeling. Reach out if you need to, I'm really approachable and warm!
Discover more about your Uncomfortable, Somatic Feelings
We usually know we are feeling something. Big feelings and emotions tend to have a way of letting us know they are there. Could be a ripple, a spiraling, a tightening, a weighing down, fluttering butterflies, a lump in the throat... just for starters.
Whether through tears, tummy ache or migraine, if we do not allow ourselves to Feel, our Feelings Will find a way to be expressed.
As you watch my videos and express your self, you will see what happens and how I find a way to self soothe, self regulate and find words all of which lead me to feel much better and more grounded.
As you watch my videos you will see what happens and how I find a way to express, self soothe, self regulate and find words all of which lead me to feel much better and more grounded.
Research teaches us it is vital to Feel our Feelings and to find ways to express and accept them as this leads to a much more Regulated and Soothed Living experience. It reduces Stress, Anxiety and Lifts Mood. It reduces Body Pain and all of this leads to greater Health & Wellbeing.
As you watch my videos you will see what happens and how I find a way to express, self soothe, self regulate and find words to speak for my feelings, all of which led me to feel much better and more grounded.
Inside you will find lots of information about our Feelings and Self Expression.
About Kassi Martin, Expressive Artist & Creative Therapist
I offer Experiential, Expressive Art eCourses and 1:1 Conversations for Well Being, Personal & Continued Professional Development for Counsellors, Coaches, Therapists, Leaders & Teachers to Awaken, Heal & Transform whilst developing creative Tools for their own Practice and Life.
Creating Intuitively & Unconsciously with open curiosity, Emotion and Personal Stories emerge in every colour, texture and mark we make, offering potential to know One Self more fully. The more ‘whole’ and ‘complete’ we are, the closer to our Truest Self we become with wonderful Mental, Physical & Spiritual Health benefits.
I document my life journey through video, blogs, reflective writing & create online & studio courses for others to do the same.
Combined with my life-long love of art-making, I bring 20+ years experience as a Counsellor & Creative Therapist offering Accompaniment & Witnessing. I have Trained, Mentored & Facilitated Groups within the world of Counselling & Personal Development.
My Values: Empathy, Accompaniment, Acceptance, Witnessing, Vulnerability, Courage
To Encourage: Body Wisdom, Unconscious Process, development of Self Awareness & Relationship with Oneself to become our most Truest Self
Informed By: Carl Rogers, Client Centred Psychotherapy, Carl Jung, Relational Transactional Analysis, Somatic Experiencing & Psychodrama
I meet and Celebrate everyone as Unique and Individual on their own Journey