The real Patch Adams once said, “Creativity is one of the greatest medicines ever.”
Art, craft, and creative projects have proven to be extremely therapeutic for people who are grieving. Creativity is particularly beneficial for people who struggle to express their emotions verbally. Art and craft provide an outlet to express emotions such as yearning, sorrow, anger, anguish, guilt, and remorse. Creating something can be very calming. It also provides the opportunity for cathartic moments. Some art and craft ideas include: drawing, sketching, painting, pottery, knitting, mosaics, sculpture, colouring in, collage, etc. I am sure you can think of more. I encourage you to choose something that you find enjoyable and soothing and give it a go.
This is an excerpt from my book HEALING THE GRIEVING HEART by Del Marie McAlister
Imagine having someone walking beside you every day of the year, sharing nuggets of wisdom, messages of comfort, real life stories, and glimmers of hope. Many people, including myself have traveled a similar journey to yours and we understand what it’s like to grieve deeply. HEALING THE GRIEVING HEART contains snippets of our collective wisdom, and practical ideas that has the potential to become healing balm to your grieving heart. A must-have if you are bereaved.
"I loved the book! I heard your voice throughout and it was such a comfort. Very heart warming and affirming."
“I can thoroughly recommend this book. It would have to be the most practical book I have read on dealing with the loss of someone you love.”
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