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EP 18: Takeaways - C.J. Peed and Art Therapy

Clarke Speaks shares his three takeaways from his conversation with C.J. Peed of Heart Therapy Solutions about art therapy.

Hi, welcome back. I'm talking to you now about our, my conversation my three takeaways from my conversation with CJ pede, who is an art therapist. She's also she's two, she's, she's a therapist, a mental health therapist, but also an art therapist. And I thought it was really interesting that she described that art therapy as a thing. It makes sense after talking to her that it would be a thing. It helps, it's just a different way of communicating, it's a different way of helping people maybe process this an accident and injury or loss, and expressing themselves and then talking to somebody through it, it's all part of this sort of concept that we need to be in a position to assess a person's mental as well as their physical Well, being after A catastrophic accident, clearly, a person is going to need to go to the hospital and going to see an orthopedist and go in to see somebody to treat their physical injuries, of course, but what we're discovering more and more is that these mental injuries can be substantial. And this might be art therapy might be one of the ways where people that can help people address those injuries. The second thing I thought was interesting about what she said was she talked about the different modalities, I think she said, whether it's painting or drawing or color sculpting or, or whatever, just the creative process, building a model are something that might be the creative process, it's just a different way of expressing yourself and in a way that might help you process or communicate, or, or tell somebody about your experiences or your frustrations, your fears. And then that might help you be able to find a way to alleviate those or improve those situations or conditions. Without those were, those were interesting concepts. And that's and she described, there are different ways of doing it. Even for someone who has lost ability that they might have before for example, you can meet with her or someone like her and maybe talk to her about tell her if a person had mobility issues was paraplegic, or quadriplegic, they might be able to talk to her and she might be in a position to, to, they might describe her what described her what to paint or to draw or to mold, and then she could do it and then is more a function of the creative process than it is that we're trying to win any kind of art or order, or a contest. And that did remind me of of, of the idea that that's something that we used to take joy in as kids as art as something that we used to, really, you know, we would look forward in school, when it was a, you know, a day where we maybe wouldn't do as much reading or math or science or whatever, and do some of these more tangible things, and instead would maybe do something artistic. And I think there's, there's a place in that for in the recovery process for people who are struggling with some of these issues, just to maybe, you know, you know, look at that and consider that and maybe talk to an art therapist or some kind of therapist to see if that might be something that would be beneficial to them. And the third thing is, is kind of there didn't seem to be a whole lot of rules to art therapy the way that she described it. And, you know, I suppose that a pessimist might think, Okay, well, there's no rules, because it's, it's made up, it's not real, it doesn't have any real. You know, I don't think that I think that that the reason that there are no rules is because the idea is whatever helps. So it's just a different form of expression. And it's like, Hey, if you consider this, if you watch this, if you listen to this, and you think this is not something to be helpful to you, no problem, find something that will be helpful to you that you do think is interesting, that you do think might be something that can help you and your family processor or work through these issues. But if this is something that might be helpful, then why not give it a shot? Why not sit down with somebody or we'll do it yourself or, or maybe call it an art therapist or somebody and say, Hey, I need help processing what's what's happened in my life, I needed help processing. Where I go from here, I have these fears, I have these concerns. I have these you know these anxieties, and I want to try to try to improve and sometimes, you know, you can talk to doctors about it for sure. But a lot of times doctors are in and out. You know they have to get to the next patient and they're in sometimes they can be very focused on the science behind on dealing with your physical injuries and certainly there are behavioral and mental health experts that can help you with these things and I encourage you to talk to those people as well. But if there's a possibility this might be helpful to you and I hope you will listen to what CJ has said and use it to your advantage. Thank you for joining us.

Transcript

Hi, welcome back. I'm talking to you now about our, my conversation my three takeaways from my conversation with CJ pede, who is an art therapist. She's also she's two, she's, she's a therapist, a mental health therapist, but also an art therapist. And I thought it was really interesting that she described that art therapy as a thing. It makes sense after talking to her that it would be a thing. It helps, it's just a different way of communicating, it's a different way of helping people maybe process this an accident and injury or loss, and expressing themselves and then talking to somebody through it, it's all part of this sort of concept that we need to be in a position to assess a person's mental as well as their physical Well, being after A catastrophic accident, clearly, a person is going to need to go to the hospital and going to see an orthopedist and go in to see somebody to treat their physical injuries, of course, but what we're discovering more and more is that these mental injuries can be substantial. And this might be art therapy might be one of the ways where people that can help people address those injuries. The second thing I thought was interesting about what she said was she talked about the different modalities, I think she said, whether it's painting or drawing or color sculpting or, or whatever, just the creative process, building a model are something that might be the creative process, it's just a different way of expressing yourself and in a way that might help you process or communicate, or, or tell somebody about your experiences or your frustrations, your fears. And then that might help you be able to find a way to alleviate those or improve those situations or conditions. Without those were, those were interesting concepts. And that's and she described, there are different ways of doing it. Even for someone who has lost ability that they might have before for example, you can meet with her or someone like her and maybe talk to her about tell her if a person had mobility issues was paraplegic, or quadriplegic, they might be able to talk to her and she might be in a position to, to, they might describe her what described her what to paint or to draw or to mold, and then she could do it and then is more a function of the creative process than it is that we're trying to win any kind of art or order, or a contest. And that did remind me of of, of the idea that that's something that we used to take joy in as kids as art as something that we used to, really, you know, we would look forward in school, when it was a, you know, a day where we maybe wouldn't do as much reading or math or science or whatever, and do some of these more tangible things, and instead would maybe do something artistic. And I think there's, there's a place in that for in the recovery process for people who are struggling with some of these issues, just to maybe, you know, you know, look at that and consider that and maybe talk to an art therapist or some kind of therapist to see if that might be something that would be beneficial to them. And the third thing is, is kind of there didn't seem to be a whole lot of rules to art therapy the way that she described it. And, you know, I suppose that a pessimist might think, Okay, well, there's no rules, because it's, it's made up, it's not real, it doesn't have any real. You know, I don't think that I think that that the reason that there are no rules is because the idea is whatever helps. So it's just a different form of expression. And it's like, Hey, if you consider this, if you watch this, if you listen to this, and you think this is not something to be helpful to you, no problem, find something that will be helpful to you that you do think is interesting, that you do think might be something that can help you and your family processor or work through these issues. But if this is something that might be helpful, then why not give it a shot? Why not sit down with somebody or we'll do it yourself or, or maybe call it an art therapist or somebody and say, Hey, I need help processing what's what's happened in my life, I needed help processing. Where I go from here, I have these fears, I have these concerns. I have these you know these anxieties, and I want to try to try to improve and sometimes, you know, you can talk to doctors about it for sure. But a lot of times doctors are in and out. You know they have to get to the next patient and they're in sometimes they can be very focused on the science behind on dealing with your physical injuries and certainly there are behavioral and mental health experts that can help you with these things and I encourage you to talk to those people as well. But if there's a possibility this might be helpful to you and I hope you will listen to what CJ has said and use it to your advantage. Thank you for joining us.

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