Sometimes we need to shake things up, jolt ourselves out of taking ourselves too seriously. Whether it is in a therapy session, a normal routine day or on a date we all know that rush of pleasure from an unexpected enjoyable event. It is exciting and refreshing when we can reframe our mental process and experience a pleasurable surprise to our system. It is wonderful when the process of creating a work of art can generate that level of surprise.
Last week I ended some of my clients therapy sessions with having them paint blind folded. They all enjoyed it, but one said that it woke up a playful inner attitude that she had not felt in a long time. I think it can be a good way to encourage spontaneous action, a release of tension, a fear of trying something new and it is a great way to help move clients into playfulness. Give it a try!
Thanks to Lynn for introducing this man to me.