Our subconscious is a very powerful part of our brain, It holds lots of beliefs about ourselves that were created when we were very young. belief such as I can’t do it, It’s too difficult, I’m not good enough, etc..
The thing most people don’t realize is that our subconscious “speaks” in the language of symbols and images and we can use this language in order to re-program our minds and change these limiting beliefs.
one of the most powerful tools is creating mindful art inside a visual art diary or a visual journal.
Mindful art is any art practice that is based on mindfulness, meditation, or visualization to spark a creative practice. Our mind is more relaxed and open after we meditate and we can create more open and honest work of art.
When we work in a visual journal we can let our subconscious “choose” special images that we can dialogue with and discover important insights about ourselves.
One of the techniques that I teach in my courses is dialoguing with an image.
We start with picking a random image and we ask the image certain introductory questions:
Who are you?
Can you tell me about yourself?
why did you come today?
Do you have a message for me?
What part of me needs your help?
After you finish the dialogue you can create an environment for your image, an environment where it feels safe and protected.