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Self Care and the Therapist

Noula Diamantopoulos, Editor

How do you take care of yourself as a therapist to prevent burnout and bring the best version of yourself to each therapeutic encounter?

Bringing the mind to rest, to pause, to fallow is important. Creating an intentional rest time also allows for new ideas to sprout. We need to fallow.

One of the ways to do this is to engage with a creative process.

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Seeking Works on Self Care and Expressive Arts

Creative Space is a new place for members to express their creative selves and share some of their work. For our next feature we are seeking submissions from therapists who use the expressive arts as a way of self care. Whether you write poetry, paint, draw, sculpt, collage, take photos or use any other creative form of self expression, we would like to hear from you. I encourage you to share your process with our community to help all of us pay attention to ourselves in creative ways.

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Creative Space: A Place for our Creative Selves

Noula Diamantopoulos, Editor

I welcome you to this new part of our newsletter – a creative inclusion to act as an interlude perhaps, a breathing space to share the creations of our imagination – retrieving the light within the dark unconscious creative self, for the sharing makes it brighter.

To express ourselves in ways that defy rational appraisal is the gift of the creative process. It is the soul of our work, it is the humanity of the way we see another, it is the breathful way of holding space, of following another’s not knowingness, of loving non judgmentally.

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