During the holidays is the perfect time to purchase snow globes.
Other times of year, they are hard to find. Pick a couple up the next time you are out shopping and bring it back to your office. Use it, or the following art invitation to ask the questions:
Do you pause and ponder often enough?
Do you teach your clients to pause and ponder too?
When I asked a group of therapists to do this art invitation, it was pretty extraordinary. They were mixed in terms of years of experience, and yet they were closely joined in the collaborative creative rhythm with which I was inviting them to engage.
As I invited them to make collages that depicted their expectations of themselves as therapists, I was imagining a snow globe newly shaken. The flurry of magazines and scissors–their hands searching and sorting. The mess was an amoebic mass that ebbed and flowed from the middle of the art table.
As their collage became complete, and I invited them to settle in and reflect. The scissors stilled, the paper ripping ceased, and the silence of newly fallen snow prevailed. The quieting was serene, and the pondering was deep. Read More… »