Creative Space

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.

If you choose to submit a piece of writing or photos of artwork please accompany it with a short piece (around 50 words) answering the following questions:

  • How does this form of self expression support your well being?
  • When do you engage in this process and how often?

Submit all pieces to Noula at ilove@nouladiamantopoulos.com.

These will need to be submitted by: Monday 25 June for July publication.
In the meantime, perhaps to inspire you, we offer you a beautiful poem by Orit Badouk Epstein.

Trauma Therapy

If I give you my story
how would I know
that you won’t turn it
into rock and stones
rigid like my battered bones?
That your ears are not so broken
and your heart is not so shaken
like mine
that your imperfect mind
will not use some cheap metaphors
that our projections (you call countertransference)
become your shrine
and that your patient smile
is not for me to abhor
Instead, little by little
you can tell
that the need for my hell
Is to become a feather
then sail
floating on a broken wave
away from the daily rave
to unknown land
still close to our hearts
yet slightly further from the past
repeating old mistakes
(Admit) your truth is not universal
but for me to choose and take
I think that’s what you mean
when you talk about trust

Orit Badouk Epstein

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