Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Remembering your strengths

In a recent art therapy supervision, I asked the group to think of a time when they felt physically and/or mentally strong and create an image about that. People shared various experiences from being forced to do sports to learning how to ride and train horses to coping with a child's illness. Then I asked them to think about a time they had to be strong since they started working at the hospital, and how they have used their strength to manage in their jobs here. Some of the situations we face with the patients, and even other staff, require us to use mental strength, and it is important to remember that we all have strengths to call upon when needed.