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Old 01-08-2022, 01:07 PM   #1
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Some alternative forms of treatment can include vision boards. Here, you can share a picture representing one of your many visions for your life, or you can discuss in text how visions boards have helped you to cope with change, loss, grief, healing, and more. No matter if you have a mental illness or have mental health issues, a vision board can help you to self-motivate, rediscover yourself, set goals, heal, and more. I wanted to share this idea in this general area so that anyone from any background - including those who are just supporting loved ones with mental disorders or other mental health issues - can post their vision board.

I'll start. One of the things on my past vision boards (when I utilized it while being inpatient in a trauma treatment hospital) included some of my favorite colors that represented my mood at the time. I loved purply pinks, muted and tertiary colors (like different teals and eggplant-like colors), and anything that told me that it was okay for me to feel and express emotions. This was the start of my healing process for all sorts of things, including spiritual healing, identity healing, trauma healing, and more.

The following butterfly that I found represents positive change into something more beautiful, and hope, amid the sadness depicted in bruised-like colors such as purple. The twinkle lights represent the goodness and innocence within, and that which I want to give off in the future, as I continue to improve myself. The teal colors also represent my ability to change my mind as I'm healing.

Vision Board - A Place to Share Art, Text, & Creative Healing

This next gif of a purple butterfly drinking water tells me that it's okay to be in need of things, and that it's okay to self-care, whether I'm alone or with others who are like me.

Vision Board - A Place to Share Art, Text, & Creative Healing

This next gif includes some of the more brighter tertiary colors and two animals - who are different but enjoy similar things, such as dancing - can be happy. My T recently reminded me that learning to tolerate and express negative emotions can also help me from being stuck in that numb place of not being able to feel or express any emotion, including joy and happiness. The more I learned over these past two years to tolerate and express my emotions, the more I learned to also feel more of the happy emotions. This gif depicts one of my personal goals - to find happiness with others.

Vision Board - A Place to Share Art, Text, & Creative Healing

This next gif depicts some of my favorite tertiary teal colors, and it shows that I can still dream and wish.

Vision Board - A Place to Share Art, Text, & Creative Healing

And this final gif depicts how it is okay for me to not be okay, it is okay for me to still be in the grieving process for many losses, it is okay for me to have sad feelings and confused feelings, and it is okay for me to heal at a pace that I'm comfortable with.

Vision Board - A Place to Share Art, Text, & Creative Healing
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For information on vision boards, visit the following websites/articles:

What Is a Vision Board and Why Make One? | Psychology Today

The Benefits of Art Therapy and Vision Boards for Depression

5 Reasons To Create A Vision Board - TherapyTravelers

GoodTherapy | Expressive Arts Visioning with Vision Boards

Realizing the Future - Creating a Vision Board - Creativity in Therapy

https://connectivechiropractic.co.uk/vision-board/

https://chaminajjan.com/creating-a-v...ve-your-goals/

https://creativewellbeingworkshops.c...vision-boards/
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Some alternative forms of treatment can include vision boards. Here, you can share a picture representing one of your many visions for your life, or you can discuss in text how visions boards have helped you to cope with change, loss, grief, healing, and more.

I'll start. One of the things on my past vision boards (when I utilized it while being inpatient in a trauma treatment hospital) included some of my favorite colors that represented my mood at the time. I loved purply pinks, muted and tertiary colors (like different teals and eggplant-like colors), and anything that told me that it was okay for me to feel and express emotions. This was the start of my healing process for all sorts of things, including spiritual healing, identity healing, trauma healing, and more.

The following butterfly that I found represents positive change into something more beautiful, and hope, amid the sadness depicted in bruised-like colors such as purple. The twinkle lights represent the goodness and innocence within, and that which I want to give off in the future, as I continue to improve myself. The teal colors also represent my ability to change my mind as I'm healing.

Vision Board - A Place to Share Art, Text, & Creative Healing

This next gif of a purple butterfly drinking water tells me that it's okay to be in need of things, and that it's okay to self-care, whether I'm alone or with others who are like me.

Vision Board - A Place to Share Art, Text, & Creative Healing

This next gif includes some of the more brighter tertiary colors and two animals - who are different but enjoy similar things, such as dancing - can be happy. My T recently reminded me that learning to tolerate and express negative emotions can also help me from being stuck in that numb place of not being able to feel or express any emotion, including joy and happiness. The more I learned over these past two years to tolerate and express my emotions, the more I learned to also feel more of the happy emotions. This gif depicts one of my personal goals - to find happiness with others.

Vision Board - A Place to Share Art, Text, & Creative Healing

This next gif depicts some of my favorite tertiary teal colors, and it shows that I can still dream and wish.

Vision Board - A Place to Share Art, Text, & Creative Healing

And this final gif depicts how it is okay for me to not be okay, it is okay for me to still be in the grieving process for many losses, it is okay for me to have sad feelings and confused feelings, and it is okay for me to heal at a pace that I'm comfortable with.

Vision Board - A Place to Share Art, Text, & Creative Healing

I agree. 7 years ago to Treeleaf Zendo looking interesting places and found for myself 7 years later being just a guy trying to help.
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I agree. 7 years ago to Treeleaf Zendo looking interesting places and found for myself 7 years later being just a guy trying to help.
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I just googled "Treeleaf Zendo," and found this website: Treeleaf | Treeleaf Zendo, A Soto Zen Buddhist Sangha

I think that's what you are referring to.

It sounds really relaxing. Most mindfulness exercises are eastern-based (not western). I like what I read so far on the website:

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Treeleaf Zendo is an online practice place for Zen practitioners who cannot easily commute to a Zen Center due to health concerns, living in remote areas, or childcare, work and family needs, and seeks to provide Zazen sittings, retreats, discussion, interaction with a teacher, and all other activities of a Soto Zen Buddhist Sangha.

Available for you any time, all fully online.

...Treeleaf Sangha is a multicultural Zen Buddhist Community in which people of all socio-economic classes, nationalities, races, ages, creeds, genders, sexual orientation and identification, and physical abilities discover shared humanity by direct experience of one anothers’ lives. We are open to all. We commit ourselves to cultivating a practice in diversity and multiculturalism by incorporating into our practice the dissolving of all barriers that perpetuate the suffering of separation, prejudice, and discrimination. We intend to expand and develop our awareness of the ways we are conditioned to separate ourselves by socioeconomic class, nationality, race, age, creed, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability and other forms of identity.
I haven't watched the videos yet, but it sounds pretty relaxing, and can align with vision boards, too.

At a trauma treatment facility, the staff built in modules that included guided imagery and art therapy, which reminds me also of eastern approaches.
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