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empathy art | paint cut paste

empathy art | paint cut paste | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

i spent some time over the weekend creating response art, or empathy art, for my art therapy clients. empathy, of course, is the idea of sharing the feeling of another — to feel with, or to feel alongside someone else. empathy art (which can be called “response art” interchangeably) is defined by art therapist joanne kielo as “post-session artwork created by the art therapist to develop empathic capacity with a client, responding silently by rendering feelings into form.” this sort of practice is not only useful for therapist-client relationships, but it can also be very helpful for both parents and children.

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Recreation Therapy Ideas: Letter to My Future Self

Recreation Therapy Ideas: Letter to My Future Self | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Help patients make a small book using the white or lined paper.   Talk with patients about the challenges and difficulties they are currently facing.  Ask them to think about what lessons they can learn from these experiences.  Help them identify how they will be stronger and better people because of these challenge.

Instruct patients to write down these thoughts and any other things they would want their future selves to know or remember.  This may relate to life lessons, relationships, etc.  Be as specific as possible. Afterwards, process with the patients.  What kinds of things did they include in their book?  Why?  How can they apply these lessons in their lives now, not waiting until the future?
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How Writing Regularly Changed My Life (and How You Can Get Started)

How Writing Regularly Changed My Life (and How You Can Get Started) | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
I’m not going to tell you that you should write every single day, nor am I going to list out reasons that would make my arguments general enough for everyone. This is merely a story of how I believe my passive writing has helped me in the last year.
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What’s Your Personal Theme Song? #30GoalsEdu : Teacher Reboot Camp

What’s Your Personal Theme Song? #30GoalsEdu : Teacher Reboot Camp | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

Over the years, I have had several theme songs for different occasions. I had one song to motivate me to exercise, another to start the day, and those to deal with disappointment. Usually, I would sing these on the way to work in my car, hum them, or sing them to myself in my head. I had my theme song saved as my ring tone so that I get that boost of confidence throughout the day.

To accomplish today’s task, think about what songs make you feel confident in various areas of your life. You can create lists in your mp3 player, Ipod, or Iphone. Some of us have collaborated and added ours to this Spotify List.

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This task can also be implemented as an activity with your students. Ask your students what personal theme song they would choose and why. They can create their own music videos using Animoto, Windows Movie Maker, Glogster, or other tools.

 

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Think about your personal theme song for various occasions and listen to them daily for inspiration!

 

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30 Challenges for 30 Days | High Existence

30 Challenges for 30 Days | High Existence | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
It takes about 30 days to form a habit. The ones that are good for you require cultivation and determination. The starting phase is the (Hardest, especially if you want to change an old habit into a new one.
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Mining Your Mind: Journal Techniques for Writers

Mining Your Mind: Journal Techniques for Writers | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

Writers practice the advice of Sir Francis Bacon, even if they are not aware of his precise words: 'A (wo)man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought are commonly the most valuable and should be secured because they seldom return.'

 

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Some of the ideas presented in this article that I found interesting in a coaching context:


"Journal writing is cathartic and enlightening. Words spill out from places perhaps yet undiscovered. (...) The benefit of a journal is that it keeps your record, perhaps for future use, of a perfect and spontaneous expression of truth, of insights into human nature, of memories, of snatches of creativity. Further, it is the record of a writer's interior life, validating his/her creative growth even during those periods when he/she 'cannot' write for an audience."


"When you are in the mindset of a journal writer, your radar is always on. You are poised to observe, notice the details and keep your mind open and absorbent."


"Prompts are questions or statements designed to spark your thinking about a subject in a new way. They often set you off on a new path of discovery -- about a value that has not been articulated, a piece of your personality that may not have been acknowledged or a memory that has faded. There are also web sites that offer prompts, questions or sentence starters to encourage writing."


"A journal writing technique that you can use to better understand a character or a situation is dialoguing. In journal writing jargon, dialogs are imagined conversations between two or more entities, not necessarily two people. They can be between the two conflicting parts of a person, or between two opportunities a character in your story has to choose. The dialog itself may never be used in the final writing PER SE, but it may help clarify the story for you. Ira Progoff, the grandfather of personal journal writing [author of At A Journal Workshop], has developed a full list of the kinds of dialogs you may want to engage."

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Les Howard's curator insight, May 28, 2013 8:35 AM

Great comment Ariana, I had only thought of journals in the traditional sense. Thanks for the post.

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My pleasure Les. Have a great day!
rulaz's curator insight, May 29, 2013 9:25 AM

The ultimate pathway to your inner-most thoughts: cathartic, creative & insightful!

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Skills Converged > Team Building Exercise: Design Your Coat of Arms

Skills Converged > Team Building Exercise: Design Your Coat of Arms | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

In this exercise, delegates get to define their group or personality and formulate their mission statement. Groups get to design a “coat of arms” which represents their value and mission. They can then use this deign much like a logo to remind themselves of what they want and what they stand for. They can decorate their environment with this and show their “coat of arms” to visitors as a way to show what they stand for and commit themselves as much they can to it. Continuously seeing the mission statement can have a significant psychological effect on the team and motivate them to choose wisely when making decisions so they can fulfil their mission.

You can run this exercise for teams who work closely together or get individuals to create a “coat of arms” for themselves.

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The Story of your Life as a Work of Art

The Story of your Life as a Work of Art | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Venessa Miemis for her blog.

 

"I see that life can very much be lived as a form of art. We can each choose to become multidimensional, a unique creative expression, a story of elegance, beauty and grace. The cultivating force is love"

 

This is one of those gems that don't come along very often. It is moving, written with grace and certainly has something that will connect with anyone who reads this, it's about the story of your life.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

**Life is simple. That is the beauty of it. Narratives define the relevance of antagonistic complexity and the centrality of that which is beautifully simple to us, that which in our universe has become tame to us

 

**Have a narrative for every discipline you care about

 

 

**every person that you care about 

 

**every part of your body 

 

**every part of yourself

 

**every idea you bring into this world

 

**imagine the world as it would be without your presence

 

**then imagine if you had infinite love and finite time. Identify an infinite variety of possible quests that relate to the narrative of each 

 

**define your diversification strategy so that you seek returns of the right forms of meaning for who you are and who you wish to become

 

**review the top pages of that list prioritized by feasibility and your own constraints

 

**Redesign iteratively until the parts of yourself symphonically agree that having a specific implication in your world would be an act of art worthy of the identity you would wish to gift yourself.

 

**Leave everything you care about better off to the degree to which it is in your life as a matter of art the grace of only being traceable by our love and not by the degree to which we are a burden to our world

 

**Be visible only in the love we create in our world so that when we look in the mirror if we see what the world sees then all we will see is love

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Storytelling, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/HVIcue]


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Ariana Amorim's comment, March 12, 2013 5:58 PM
Yes, it is Carol. Thank you for sharing it!
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TEDxRainier - Patti Dobrowolski - Draw Your Future

A nationally acclaimed comic performer, high-performance business consultant, speaker, strategic illustrator and newly minted author, Patti Dobrowolski spend...

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Carol Sherriff's curator insight, September 8, 2013 2:28 PM

A really engaging TEDx on the power of drawing - a good technique you could use with a group.

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What do you want your legacy to be? Part 2 | VisualsSpeak

What do you want your legacy to be? Part 2 | VisualsSpeak | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
In part 1 of this post, I talked about how my business partner and I used this question to explore why we had started VisualsSpeak/Exploring New Options as a way to understand our core values around doing the work. In this post I’m going to relate to you the answers I got for myself by doing an exercise using visuals.
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Surfacing secret dreams | VisualsSpeak

Surfacing secret dreams | VisualsSpeak | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

As I develop new products I grab the people around me to test everything. A couple of years ago I was vacationing in Cabo San Lucus with my parents and I asked them to try out an exercise using a prototype of the VisualsSpeak ImageSet.

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Make Your Life and Work a Work of Art | Creativity at Work

Make Your Life and Work a Work of Art | Creativity at Work | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
How can you bring more artistry into life and work?
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Visual Journaling, Self-Regulation and Stress Reduction

Visual Journaling, Self-Regulation and Stress Reduction | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
An art therapy perspective of visual journaling and its benefits.
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Expressive Art Online Workshops - The Art of Healing Psyche and Soul

Expressive Art Online Workshops - The Art of Healing Psyche and Soul | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Expressive Art Online Workshops to Help you Bring Creativity into your Practical Life
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Free self esteem activities

Free self esteem activities | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Self esteem activities - creative ways to build self esteem

 

On these pages you will find practical exercises and worksheets to help you increase your self awareness and self understanding - both cornerstones of emotional intelligence.

You will also find practical exercises and information to help you develop your assertiveness and the confidence you project physically. Tips for managing emotions, and worksheets to guide you towards a more loving self-attitude.

You'll find something on developing a sense of gratitude - a mind or heartshift that can literally change the way you experience your life and your level of happiness.

There is also information on how to handle 'problem behaviours' stemming from other people's low self of self worth. Like bullying at work, whether it be a bullying boss or a bullying colleague.

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Write Your Own Daily Prayer

Write Your Own Daily Prayer | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Write your own daily prayer as an exercise in personal development, affirmation-building, and/or spirituality.
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The Daily Create Summer Challenge

Your creativity has gotten FLABBY! Do you do anything more except like comments on Facebook or retweet cat videos on twitter? Who is ready to go to Creativity Bootcamp?? Make something every day, 15 minutes per day. Are you THAT busy?

You? You?

See how many ds106 Daily Creates you can do in July. No prizes, badges, or any crap like that. Just the reward of getting yourcreativity back in shape. Now GET GOING http://tdc.ds106.us/

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From the site http://tdc.ds106.us/

"The Daily Create provides a space for regular practice of spontaneous creativity through challenges published every day. Each assignment should take no more than 15-20 minutes. There are no registrations, no prizes, just a community of people producing art daily. Developed as part of the ds106 open course on digital storytelling, TDC is open to anyone who wants a regular dose of creative exercises (and it more fun than jumping jacks, pushups, and P90X)."

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Draw A Creative Mind Map for Self Analysis

Draw A Creative Mind Map for Self Analysis | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Draw a Creative Mind Map for Self Analysis

 

Many personal development experts share about the benefits of using mind maps. My post today takes it one step further with how I have used the concept of mind mapping for self analysis. I also share illustrations from my personal art journal that I created some time ago. I drew them as part of my pre-vision board exercises.

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Play Therapy Mini- Resource Library

Play Therapy Mini- Resource Library | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

I love doing play therapy! In looking for TF-CBT play therapy techniques I came across quite a few resources in my hunt to make a list and so I have decided to include what I found here. 

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Research Paper: How Using Art Making as a Coaching Tool Supports Client Learning

Research Paper: How Using Art Making as a Coaching Tool Supports Client Learning | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
The process of creating art can strengthen coaching arrangements by assisting clients in achieving personal development goals.
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Tackle Any Issue With a List of 100

Tackle Any Issue With a List of 100 | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
The List of 100 is a powerful technique you can use to generate ideas, clarify your thoughts, uncover hidden problems or get solutions to any questions.
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The Bamboo Project : Diagnosing and Treating "Stuck"

The Bamboo Project : Diagnosing and Treating "Stuck" | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Last night I did an Image Center session with a friend who is going through my Getting Unstuck course. I had her do two images--one that shows where she is now and one that shows where she'd like to be....

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What do you want your legacy to be? | VisualsSpeak

What do you want your legacy to be? | VisualsSpeak | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Christine and I were discussing legacy the other day. We were taking a different conversational path to figuring out why we created VisualsSpeak/Exploring New Options and the visual approach to facilitation we have developed.
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Write, write, write, write, write. Creative Ideas & Inspiration

Write, write, write, write, write. Creative Ideas & Inspiration | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

Stefan Sagmeister, one of our lifetimes most prolific creative thinkers, believes that keeping a diary supports personal development.

Writing daily, or even just regularly, not only helps promote personal development, but also creative development.

This is why you should be using 750 Words, a powerful (yet very simple) online website that prompts you to write at least 750 words every day.

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