I was really pleased to have my first guest on my Podcast yesterday. I was searching for guests to speak about alternatives to eating and binging that may attract those in bulimia recovery stage. On my new blog, www.bleepbulimia.com, I have several topics I am going to cover. I am probably pissing a bunch of visitors off at this time because it says “coming soon”. I am going to get through all 30+ of them over the year. I thought I would share this 7th episode, however first one being my guest (with many more to come). I hope you get something out of it! I have added both the Podcast link and the YouTube link here.
When her father, the partriarch of the family, passed away seven years ago, Sandhya used art to get through her grief and the feeling of the family dismantling. The impact this had on Sandhya inspired her to pursue her studies in art psychotherapy.
Sandhya explained that she internalized her emotions from her loss. On her graduation she opened up to her close friends. She accredits her personal art therapy to her ability to reach that moment where she could release all what was being held inside.
Art spychotherapy helps in reaching deeper levels of the emotions. The art making process, which entails a variety of mediums, including paper, clay and paint, helps the client to dictate how they feel through their creation.
Asked if this brings out the subconscious thinking, Sandhya says yes, and sometimes it even surprises her and her client to find out certain things that were “inside”. This is the first step.
Art can be a great opportunity for those recovering from bulimia with that it is safe, and you are using your hands, and focussing on dealing with your emotions in a more creative way and expressing them through your creation.
For more information about Sandhya or to connect with her you can find her on instagram at @arttherapist_sramautar1 on her YouTube channel at artURnarration.
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