Art Journal Therapy Activity # 51 - Journal Process for Healing Your "Inner Demons"

Collage by Shelley Klammer
Collage by Shelley Klammer

This creative journal exercise will support you to understand that whatever is most unwelcome in your consciousness - whether it be shame, anger, fear, prejudice, hidden urges or instincts - can be accessed and healed in a friendly, creative way.

 

Materials:

 

- Journal page

 

- Pens, pastels, pencil crayons

 

 

Method: 

 

Many of us do not want to admit that we struggle silently with "inner demons." Our demons are any negative thought, belief system or emotion that we fear looking at. Yet, when we give our denied aspects of self what they need, they change into allies, gifts, and strengths.

 

We treat what is uncomfortable within as the enemy to be kept at bay at all costs, but what if we befriended our shadow parts of self instead of distorting them into more darkness? Whatever is most unwelcome in our consciousness - whether it be shame, anger, fear, prejudice, hidden urges or instincts can be accessed in a friendly, creative way...