How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird

We recently welcomed Arts Psychotherapist, Dafni, to the Recover Clinic family. Today, she shares this beautiful poem to inspire your recovery journey… How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird – Jacques Prévert First, paint a cage with an open door. Then, in the cage, paint something for the bird, something useful and beautiful, and … Read moreHow to Paint the Portrait of a Bird

Finding my Voice Through the Arts

Our client, Vanessa, shares her beautiful journey of discovering her voice through creativity and the arts… Putting pen to paper never seemed so easy, Exploding emotions and thoughts on a black space, Filling it with distress but also celebration, Talent shine through like the light from the above constellation.   Expressing through infant abc’s, Warmth … Read moreFinding my Voice Through the Arts

The Ultimate Warrior

This poem and drawing was created by one of our clients in Brighton, as a gift to another client… If there was a crown for your being, I’d honour you the warrior, For you are the warrior of warriors; The victorious monarch of courage so glorious, Standing tall when all falls, With nothing but your … Read moreThe Ultimate Warrior

Mille’s Poem – EDAW 2017

by our lovely client, Mille Oh to be just me, that is all, enough, so much already, where and why does my value get placed by me, in anyone or anyone else but me. It is not me, surely that knows and that can see all I have been and all I can be. Searching … Read moreMille’s Poem – EDAW 2017

Art Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

By our therapist, Victoria, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 ‘The process of art therapy is based on the recognition that man’s most fundamental thoughts and feelings, derived from the unconscious, reach expression in images rather than words’ – Naumburg We can communicate non-verbally through art: creating a sculpture, making a mark on paper, using … Read moreArt Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

See where the journey takes you…

Our lovely client, Vanessa, shares how she learned to express emotion through creativity… My art teacher when I was 15 said that we should “see where the creative journey takes us while creating a piece of art”, and I quite literally cringed in response. I hated metaphors or similes, I hated inspirational quotes, I hated anything that … Read moreSee where the journey takes you…

The arts in therapy at The Recover Clinic

‘Creativity is the breaking of boundaries, the affirmation of life beyond life.  Out of its own sense of integrity, life asks us to affirm our own intrinsic nature, our essence as human beings’ (Zinker). As an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist I use 7 art forms in my therapeutic approach with clients: art, puppetry, sculpture/clay, poetry, sandplay, music … Read moreThe arts in therapy at The Recover Clinic

Every time you fall darling

Mille’s Poem Every time you fall my darling, remember the thousands of times you have fallen and risen, rising follows falling, so surely a fall is yet another door to new, to lessons, to understanding, it is yet another opportunity to witness your own strength and courage, and all of all faith, faith in the … Read moreEvery time you fall darling

5 Poems To Inspire Recovery

We wanted to share the poems that empower and inspire us to be all we can be! Share your favourites in the comment section below… 1) “i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful before i’ve called them intelligent or brave i am sorry i made it sound as though something … Read more5 Poems To Inspire Recovery

Chrissy’s Creative Experience

Chrissy shares her thoughts as she leaves creative group… I feel really sad to be leaving creative group. Art therapy has been a part of my journey since I first started treatment a year and a half ago and it has helped me in countless ways. I began my recovery journey doing only one creative … Read moreChrissy’s Creative Experience