Therapy of the Imagination

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Sometimes just talking about things is not enough.  We can have the same conversations over and over again, like a well-worn track.

Imagination uses a different part of the brain and will often unblock talking therapy.  Creative Therapy is therefore a therapy of the imagination.  Working with imagery and the imagination can help to reveal insights that we intuitively know.  It is not about making 'good art', or being judged.  It is about uncovering the hidden truths we already know about ourselves.  

Often, what emerges in a drawing or a sandtray surprises even its creator - something in the metaphor reveals an aspect of a relationship that was dimly realised, but not fully in awareness.  Trying a slightly different approach can provide a bridge to the unconscious.