Welcome to the Art Gallery.
picture can say a thousand words.”
something makes it more real. Looking at pictures
puts thoughts and feelings into existence
that can’t necessarily be said in words.
Visual images have a very powerful impact
because with visual reality, denial and dissociation
can slowly be overcome. Emotional connections
are made, and personal or internal relationships
are formed – just with the sharing of
a visual picture.
part of the treatment process, trauma survivors
can draw numerous pictures about:
How they feel
How their system is organized
What their internal world looks like
The unknown -- because the shapes and forms
can be left to the imagination
Their deepest conflicts and mixed emotions
System shifts and internal movement
Memory sequences – of positive or
What their trauma looked like
Things, places, friends, or pets that bring
Their hopes and dreams
Their wishes or internal fantasies
anything can be put into a picture of some
sort. Taking the time to draw the picture,
to process the content with internal parts
and external support people, and to assimilate
the fragmented information will help with
genuine healing and resolution of the issue
plans for the art gallery include posting
a variety of art selections created by trauma
survivors or their supportive loved ones.
If you have a piece of art you would like
to post on this site, please contact us at
for further information.
note: Creating visual pictures and works of
art are very powerful tools, so assess your
personal safety and emotional stability carefully.
If you are surprised or destabilized by the
amount of emotionally charged material that
surfaced in your creative work, please get
appropriate therapeutic support as quickly
you would like to process the information
that has surfaced during your creative exercise
with a therapist from AbuseConsultants.com,
please consider a clinical