We want to give our community a safe space to create art in a trauma-informed setting with a clinician available. As mass violence incidents continue to occur, our own trauma can inhibit our ability to plan, recognize self-worth, maintain a positive mindset, and accept change in our lives. Through guided reflections and artistic expression, victims of trauma can begin to develop self-awareness, access healthy coping skills, and continue their healing journey.
Our bowl represents who we are as humans- sometimes we are broken and need to be put back together. We will break our bowls, and then paint the outside shards of the bowl to remind us of who we are on the outside. We will then choose phrases and quotes to write on the inside of the bowl to represent the hidden parts of us. We will then glue our bowls back together.
This activity should be considered as a complementary to and not a replacement for traditional Evidence Based Therapy or counseling.