Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Creative Interventions

I recently took part in some Art Therapy sessions for carers and found it really great to work with art materials in a space and time that was just for me.  It has been a regular feature in my work as a mixed media artist and I would recommend that you give it a try.  In this video I talk about the benefits of taking part in the sessions alongside what I learned about myself and how through creativity I deal with aspects of being a carer.


8 comments:

  1. Hi, Amanda,

    I do believe that creative outlets help us so much in dealing with the stresses of life. Didn't realize you were English. You have a delightful accent.

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  2. Hey Joy, thanks for stopping by, thank you for the compliment:)

    @running4him, many thanks, much appreciated.

    Rauf, thank you for the visit, will stop by your blog.

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  3. Excellent, Amanda! Your video gives me much to think about. I am not in a caregiving situation myself right now, but I have friends who are. I will definitely share this with them in the hopes that they too can find a way to take time to be creative and in the process, find strength to continue in their caregiving roles. Thank you so much for posting this.

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  4. Pam, thank you there are so many creative activities that carers can do to make their role and the loved ones they care for special.

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  5. I am in a carer position with my husband, and meeting you have helped me so much. I can feel the love and patience exuding from you as you share your experiences. I am always learning from your experiences,and I truly enjoyed the video.
    Happy New Year!!!

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  6. Hi Amanda .. I love what you do for your mother, while having that ability to be with your family - it's a tough time for carers ... and mothers have the added responsibility of husband and son ...

    It sounds as though you're carving out a great deal of help for others, while having that door open to give yourself time ..

    I'm not artistic and my mother was bed-ridden ... but through words we were able to communicate a great deal and open doors to new learning even though she was severely stroked - it gave her an outlet.

    I have found that after she died ... because I had the blog and that cross-interest between my uncle, my mother and my blog enabled me to carry on after their deaths .. what I write about and think about is the same when they were alive as now when they have gone on ... I know they'd still be interested and involved if their time hadn't come.

    Thinking beyond the day to day - even if we don't realise it at the time ... is invaluable. I had a future via my writing - now to turn that to something of value for others as well as me ..

    Loved the video and hearing your voice ... you're certainly inspirational ... Have a very peaceful 2013 .. cheers Hilary

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