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Analytical Drawing Therapy in a nutshell

 

The function of the Subconscious seems to be synthetic; it improves our abilities after the fashion of compound interest, and it unites all functions into one harmonious working. (Pelman Institute)

 

Analytical Drawing Therapy is recommended if you experience symptoms of psychological distress.

If you feel unhappy, depressed, anxious, fearful or angry and need some help sorting out these feelings, Analytical Drawing Therapy can help you do this. It can also help you if you don't feel in control of your life because of unprocessed trauma or loss. If you feel you are not living up to your potential, Analytical Drawing Therapy can help you develop greater self awareness and support your efforts in improving your life.

 

Analytical Drawing Therapy is a client centered (Rogerian) therapy. It is also a psychodynamic kind of therapy, based on psychoanalytic principals but allowing a certain amount of eclecticism. The approach emphasizes making the unconscious conscious, thereby offering you choices in life.

 

Analytical Drawing Therapy uses drawings, (day)dreams (working in alpha & theta brainwave states), free associations and focusing as the subject matter for treatment. The therapist is able to use drawings as a means to guide you in interpreting the meaning of the intrusion of unconscious material into the present moment and everyday life. The therapeutic process is a special relationship, encouraging openness and exploration within a confidential and caring environment.

 

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You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus
Mark Twain

 

Mental Imagery

 

Beelddrager offers more than just therapy. All Beelddrager activities: courses, workshops, education & professional training involve working with (mental) images and in some cases art. They help you to improve and strenghten your mental & emotional management and facilitate your personal & spiritual growth.

 

About imagery and how it can be applied

 

(Excerpt from SEP)

Very often, imagery experiences are understood by their subjects as echoes, copies, or reconstructions of actual perceptual experiences from their past; at other times they may seem to anticipate possible, often desired or feared, future experiences. Thus imagery has often been believed to play a very large, even pivotal, role in both memory (Yates, 1966; Paivio, 1986) and motivation (McMahon, 1973). It is also commonly believed to be centrally involved in visuo-spatial reasoning and inventive or creative thought. According to a long dominant philosophical tradition, it plays a crucial role in all thought processes, and provides the semantic grounding for language.

 

Services in English

 

You are welcome to have your individual therapy or coaching sessions in English. Workshops and courses are also offered in English.

Please contact me if you miss information in English on a specific topic relevant to what Beelddrager offers.

 

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Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathise with humans whose experiences we have never shared.

J.K. Rowling, 'The fringe benefits of Failure and the Power of Imagination'

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