Because We Need to Make Art Mini Promptathon
Art is healing. Art is voice. Art is power. Art is resistance. Art is claiming. Art is reclaiming.
Art is Creation, instead of destruction. Let’s create. Join us in the Better-Than-Black-Friday Writing Group for 15 New Prompts!
16 October 2017
Make art about realizing you’re not alone.
This book helped me tremendously. Thanks and Love to Carmel Mawle for suggesting it to me.
“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies
A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times Science bestseller
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
Read an Excerpt
Buy the Book
Sampling of Reviews
Dr. van der Kolk Speaking
How to Detoxify the Body from Trauma: Interview
Healing Trauma/Creative Activities
Take care of yourself ❤
15 October 2017
Make art about assault, about experiencing assault, about surviving being assaulted.
2 October 2017
Make art about the fear behind hate.
3 October 2017
Make art about the soundtrack of your life.
4 October 2017
Make art about losing your grasp.
5 October 2017
Make art about being let down.
6 October 2017
Make art about what’s out of place.
7 October 20017
Make art about coming together.
8 October 2017
Make art about remembering what you need.
2 September 2017
Make art about money, having money, or not having it.
3 September 2017
Make art poverty of the spirit.
4 September 2017
Make art about the origin of a lie.
5 September 2017
Make art about the sound of animal, a purring cat, a growling dog, the whistle of a songbird, the cry of a hawk.
6 September 2017
Make art about the storm coming.
7 September 2017
Make art about arrogance, an arrogant person, about dealing with arrogance.
8 September 2017
Make art about preparing to leave.
9 September 2017
Make art inspired by or about water words: aquaduct, bog, creek, drizzle, fjord…
More here: 100 Words for Water: http://www.wallacejnichols.org/234/623/100-words-for-water.html
10 September 2017
Make art about rescue, rescuing, being rescued.
11 September 2017
Make art about recovery, about what that recovery means to you.