Things that represent how we feel about something. Have you come across a smell that makes you think about someone, or a colour that you associate with them? Sometimes we can use items to help us express how we are feeling. With a child I may offer them a box of assorted toys and see what they want to play with, I may ask them what each toy represents, I may ask them why they treat each toy the way they do. Adults can do the same, often counsellors have pebbles or shells or little items in their rooms. These can be used to represent your emotions or events or even people and can help you explore and understand your feelings. By using the items you can explore a certain person or emotion in details, and see how it fits into the world you live in.
If you are in the Newcastle-under-Lyme or Stoke-on-Trent area and would like to explore yourself more in therapy please do contact Wright Minds.