Here is an art therapy exercise that I learned years ago which is FABULOUS to do with your little one. It only takes 5-10 minutes, but can have a profound effect of your child feeling seen and mirrored:
- 1.Get a piece of paper and drawing stuff (markers, crayons, pastels, whatever you have).
- 2. Divide the paper in half.
- 3. Sit across from your child with half the paper in front of you and half the paper in front of them.
- 4. Mirror draw everything that they draw on their side on your side as they draw it. If you are a “good” drawer and want to level the playing field, use your nondominant hand.
Do Not comment (“I really like those scribbles/sun/house”), draw something else, judge (“This is BAD ART,” “I suck at creativity”), or interpret (“My child is a genius”).
Just mirror and be in their world for a few minutes. Don’t worry about what it means. Just be a mirror. Reflect their light back to them.
“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.”
-Antoine de Saint Exupery, The Little Prince
I imagine a woman:
who is authentically herself
who cultivates her inner soul-flame
who brings this soul-flame into the world to assist in healing individuals, communities, countries, the world
who is being of service in the world in a way that brings joy
who inspires others through her actions; through her being
who is a light to other women
who reveals that beauty is about finding and sharing your inner light
who becomes even more visible in her 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s
who knows that love is more important that anything else
who imagines the world anew
who walks into that world, creates a path, and illuminates the path for others to follow…
“When the Soul wants to experience something she throws out an image in front of her and then steps into it.” ―Meister Eckhart
Thank you for the inspiration of your life and the path you illuminated, Seena Frost, MFT. I am incredibly honored to have met and been guided by you. Your life was a light for many and your light continues to shine. For a beautiful tribute to Seena, founder of the powerful process of soulcollage(R) click here: SeenaFrost, Founder of Soulcollage