Art therapy


Sometimes I find myself in a tricky, sticky situation where I get anxiety and frustration.  I want to cry and I want to yell and I feel like I’ve been taken advantage of.

It’s a sucky feeling.

I use to let people walk all over me or just give in to make peace or because I felt like I am too young, too inexperienced and/or the feeling of “what would I know?”

My coping mechanism for the last number of years was to shut everyone out and listen to music, complain about it to my loved ones and eat sweets.

Now that I have brought art back into my life; this time I drew.  I drew what I felt and it felt good.

My feelings weren’t just something in my mind but it is real, it is tangible and it is valid.

The process of drawing is an art therapy that made me feel calm and confident.  The illustration along with talking to my loved ones gave me the courage today to speak up what’s on my mind and stand up for myself to someone bigger than me.

Usually in such an emotional state; I usually cried with anger but probably for the first time, I was able to be dry eyes and strong.

No one should be made to feel like there are nobody; no matter how young you are,  how old you are, how much money is in your pocket, how you look or how much experience you have.

Voice your opinion because you matter.

Cheers for letting go,

Signature of Yukari Iwasaki, blogger of Inner Child Playground

Yukari Iwasaki


This entry was published on December 4, 2013 at 5:17 pm. It’s filed under Drawing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Art therapy

  1. Cheers to your courage in speaking up x

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