The Masculine Side of Grief Series
Lesson Four: Grieving Through Creative Activity
QUESTIONS WORTH CONSIDERING
4. “Art modalities have been widely recognized for their efficacy in the treatment of trauma. The creative process can help clients to counteract the lethargy of grief and regain a sense of control which is often shattered by loss. Art activates the senses— visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic—and “mobilizes creativity as a healing force of stress reduction for a troubled heart in times of emotional chaos”.” - Christine Linnehan, LCPC, BC-DMT, FT
5.“Music became a healer for me and I learned to listen with all my being. I found I could wipe away all the emotions of fear and confusion relation to my pain.” –Eric Clapton, Soul & Science Lesson.
6. “The expressive medium, be it a painting, a poem, a story, a song or a dance can provide a structure to uncover, express and assimilate the wide range of feelings that may surface after loss while offering the bereaved an opportunity to create new visions of wholeness and hope.” - Christine Linnehan, LCPC, BC-DMT, FT
7. “Art is a vehicle that allows us to transcend linear time, to travel backwards and forwards into personal and transpersonal history, into possibilities that weren’t realized and those that might be” -Sharon T. Strouse, ATR
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