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A Dark Weave

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After creating the Scared picture my mood dropped and I found myself in a dark place. It wasn’t all bad though – creative ideas began to emerge. The first idea was to create a piece of weaving all in grey reflecting my dark mood and that is what I have done here. Grey isn’t a colour I would normally use and is a reflection of my dark mood. I completed this piece in only 24 hours. I threw myself into expressing the dark and broken place that I was in. The hole in the middle, the top layer of tassels having different lengths and the hanging cord being comprised of pieces of yard tied together (not visible in the photo) represent the broken feeling. As I expressed my feelings through this piece, I did find my mood lifting.

 

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Me: A Blob Of Negativity

My mood descended into a not good state. I felt like a blob of negativity so decided to depict it. I went with bright colours despite the low mood because they represent the energy in my feelings. Although obviously a negative image to create, creating it has been helpful because it has interrupted and slowed down the negative thoughts. Also, saying these things about myself so bluntly has triggered thoughts that some of the negative statements about myself are not entirely true, which is obviously a positive. 

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I Want To Live

I have been feeling very low recently and the voice in my head has kept saying that I want my life to end. However I am aware that somewhere deep down there is a little part of me that does want to stick around. This image acknowledges the presence of the bit that wants to live. It also illustrates an experience of depression. 

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Hitting Myself With a Tray

 

When experiencing destructive thoughts and feelings towards myself, I had thoughts of whacking myself on my forehead with a tray. Rather than carry out the urge, I decided to try drawing it instead. This helped me to manage the urge.

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Therapy is terminated, permanently.

 

My therapist has lost her head.

 

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Do No Wrong

I am aware that the punitive parent voice is particularly strong in my head. In this image I explored turning this voice into something concrete. The intention was to notice it from adult, but to hopefully avoid reinforcing the unhelpful voice.

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He’s Come For Me

I’m in a dark place and am being led to my destruction.

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