Expressive arts workshop

I went to a Connecticut annual counseling conference and sat through trauma informed care expressive arts workshop led by cathy malchiodi.  Here was a personal project I did during our art excersize

It was my tree of self empowerment to cope with my survivor guilt at times.  We had to do a tree which can represent the person, and had to write something positive either in words about ourselves or something we wished was better (body image, worry etc). 

I formed a tree with my hands. Used scrap book paper eith hearts and xoxoxo. And tissue paper. On the inside of the leaves wrote words of love and encouragement to remember when thoughts of ” why did I get chosen to live and not that kid or that dad? ” enter my mind.