Use Drawing To Express Your Deeper Self


drawing "Be yourself and think for yourself; and while your conclusions may not be infallible, they will be nearer right than the conclusions forced upon you."-- Elbert Hubbard

Many people believe that patients might be helped to express themselves and their deepest feelings and the sensation through drawing. So question is, why is it not used more widely? What I believe is, this approach lacks credibility in a profession, which regards the rational scientific method as finest and the artistic expression of emotion as suspect or even dangerous. This is not considering as scientific.

Homoeopath treats the patients by knowing their feelings, sensations, dreams, fears and their reaction to that.  Best way of expressing your deepest feelings and the sensation is art. Art speaks of your subconscious mind, which is deeper, then your conscious mind. Since most of the common men are aware of drawing, Homoeopath use drawing to explore the feelings, sensations, and fears.

Before drawing ask yourself the question:

What do my inner and outer self look and feel like at this time in my life? Think of your inner self as your internal, private world of physical sensations, emotional feelings, fantasies, memories, wishes, and thoughts. Your outer self is the part of you that shows to the outside world, the ways in which you express yourself for others to see: your activities, behavior, accomplishments, body, environment. Close your eyes and meditate on your inner and outer self.

Some images may have come to you, which reflect the quality of your inner and outer self at this time. These images may be exactly opposite to each other.

Draw an expression of your inner and outer self. Use any style that feels right for you: sketch, images, symbols, and pictures. You may express both your inner and outer self in one drawing or you may use two separate pages if that is more appropriate for you.

Afterwards, look at what you drew. On next page, write your impressions, thoughts, feelings and sensation about what your drawing expression "says" to you. Write the feeling expression and sensation of both the drawings.

Note: Recent research shows that writing and drawing our deeper feelings about an illness or traumatic experience actually improves the efficiency of the immune system.