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Expressive Healing Through Art by CARree Tolle

I've heard it so many times, “I am not an artist or artsy at all.” Well, It is not all about drawing, painting and being an artist.

Art Therapy embodies the creative and expressive side of our intuitive memories and life that helps us heal through expression and personal development through different modalities including art, writing, music, and the written word, as well as journaling.

Have you ever had that perfect song come on and you can relate? As if they are singing about you or directly to you? Through music; musicians sing about very familiar subjects, the harmonies are very accessible and understandable creating that connection.

This is caused by emotional influence, and through the process of empathy and relating to the struggles or triumphs conveyed through a song, a message, a quote and even an image. Perhaps a memory or feeling caused by an occurrence that happened to you, or what someone has said to you, be it positive or negative. These are all types of artistic expression.

Personal development and healing is obtained through the arts. Expressed through releasing tensions, and letting go of fears found all around us, in our daily lives, and within us. I help bring your true self to surface, through creative, expressive and healing art therapy sessions to embrace the real you! To live life to the fullest through the power of you!

You are not in this alone and I am here to help you see the bigger picture of your life, and help you live to your fullest potential.

Art Therapy is intentional living through expressive empowerment. Building a new healthy pattern for yourself for self-expression and for self-realization .

Have you ever driven home from work, spaced out and when you finally got home you couldn't remember how you even got there? This autopilot happens when your unconscious mind knows the way. Your conscious mind has a way of releasing you from having to pay close attention in some cases using your subconscious mind to get you where you need to go, like for instance, in this case of needing to get home.

This is called implicit memory and it's ingrained automatically and habituated. Implicit memory is implied though not plainly expressed essentially or very closely connected. Our limiting beliefs have become a temporary repair; a patch between our conscious and subconscious minds. Between what is true, and what is not, it is simply a learned memory, which makes it a belief.

The problem is that we will believe whatever we tell our self regularly. If you tell yourself “I don't have time,” “I'm not smart enough” or “I’m not good enough” and so on, those will become your beliefs, even though they are not true. Your repeating thoughts are holding you back when in a negative state. By using positive affirmations you are reprogramming your subconscious with new beliefs, in a positive direction. Art therapy is a source of reprogramming through daily affirmations and mantras. When you are exposed to that stimulus, whether you are thinking about it or you are actually experiencing it in person. The brain automatically follows the connection from the experience to the thought then to the emotion associated with it creating implicit memory inside your subconscious mind. The reason why this happens, is that the brain really likes to be efficient and store things accordingly. It's designed to make these connections so that you can quickly interpret and respond to future life experiences, be it positive or negative. Reprogramming through art therapy sessions can be life altering where you can begin your days refreshed, new and positive, both consciously and subconsciously. All through a belief.

Through art therapies you will be changing limiting beliefs.

Beliefs are simply thoughts that you keep thinking over and over again, things you believe to be true. All of us have held onto some of our beliefs our entire lives; whether they are factual or not. Even though you might not have any proof that they're actually true, you continue to believe them because it's what you have always done. This is called momentum.

By changing your environment, perhaps making new art, replacing the old furniture with new you can keep the momentum going in a positive direction or redirection.

It is time to remodel your mind, remodel your beliefs, redirect your thoughts. Through art therapy, you will begin to start seeing yourself as a whole person and to believe in yourself.

Here is a perfect example of a belief through a quote: “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi Which brings us to our transformation, our change, our chance to see the world in a different light and to help others see their light too. You can find more about Carree at


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