How intuitive painting releases emotion

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It’s powerful. Really powerful. It brings up emotion you never thought was there. It allows you to look at it from above. Seeing it on paper allows you to see it for what it is and ask it questions. It’s like opening your mind on to paper. But this isn’t like art therapy. It’s on another realm totally.

Let me explain.

When we paint in my workshops, we start with the first layer, it’s often the most difficult because you are faced with a blank canvas. But that’s ok you can be silly, put anything. It doesn’t matter because you’re going to paint over it anyway. We are going to layer it up. The first layer is often controlled, a little shy, unsure. But as we go through the layers the emotions start to flow.

Anyway, let me explain what happened on Monday and maybe you will understand the process.

I began to paint, drying with a hairdryer between each layer, and then brought in the essential oils. I use Doterra oils as I find their quality and energy vibration like no other. They shift stuff big time. I choose 2-3 oils with my oils closed and they are always spot on emotionally.

The picture began to take shape emotionally, I felt something coming up, and there it was, infinity symbol which turned into 2 vortexes, one which looked like a tunnel going towards the light. I stopped and felt like I was peering down this tunnel, but despite it being light I felt fear.

It takes a few layers for the emotions to start as we need time to let go and allow the flow. Sometimes needing time to pause and reflect, other times to go, go , go.    

I stopped painting and continued to look, asking myself about the fear. It came.
It was the door to success, yet I feared going there. Success frightened me. So, I continued to ask why I was frightened of success.
Instinctively I chose green and pink coloured paint, and painted bars down the page. The colours of the heart chakra yet there was a barrier. I had a barrier round my heart.
Why?
So much stuff came up relating to love and money, self-abuse that being hurt in love I had protected myself but also from receiving money and success as I didn’t value myself anymore. I closed myself off from receiving. Tears came. I painted a big pink heart and repeated to myself, ‘open my heart’.  I can tell you so much emotion and aha moments came up in the painting .
More and more came up, I began to see the link between so many blocks in my life.
With each layer came more emotions and healing, soothing the pain, the oils helping so much.

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The language of colours speaks volumes too, often reflecting chakras, memories, light or darkness.

With art therapy you may  be asked to paint a painting them have it read or diagnosed. It’s a totally different process. With intuitive art coaching we talk through stuff as it comes, sometimes we just need to be silent. We see our own emotions and read what WE ourselves need to see. There isn’t a science or a technique, nor a static interpretation.    What helps is to have someone there to coach you through it, to go further.

And of course, doing this for English coaching is huge as we can work through so many blocks and not only with English.  Often when people speak in a foreign language, they are able to distance themselves from the problem and talk more easily, also having to think of words in a  other language stimulates the brain to think in another way and release other emotions and the English too becomes more intuitive, less focussed on fears of making errors.  

If you would like to know more message me here

or send me an email to holisticenglish111@gmail.com

How to improve listening

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(Il y a un bouton google translate tout en bas de cette page, a gauche).

Listening to your target language is an important part of the learning process, if you fo back to when you were a child learning french, you couldn’t speak, write or read, your only input was listening, to your family, the public, the radio and TV your parents listened to. It was your first introduction to your language;

Listening helps with intonation, rythme, pronunciation, as well as increasing vocabulary.

When I was about 12 years old I began to listen to french radio (France Inter and Europe 1) all the time, in my Dad’s car, in my bedroom, later when I began to cook. I understood NOTHING! But that wasn’t a problem. For me, hearing french helped me to feel and visualise my dream of one day living in France. I loved hearing the sound of the language and had it on in the background for general listening. One thing I remember was hearing this song . I fell in love with it. A year later I went on a french exchange with school, and the girl I was staying with played that very song on her record player. In that moment I made the connection that when I listened to french radio I was connecting to life in France. I was so happy!

So, listening. There are 2 main ways to listen, active and passive.

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Active is when you listen and focus. You stop other activities and listen to understand and learn.
Passive is when you do other activities whilst the language you are targeting is playing in the background, for example listening whilst you are driving or cooking. This was is great for intonation and absorbing. Whilst in passive mode, the barriers such as fear, or believing you are bad at English, are down, inactive, and so the language can enter your brain more easily.

What example can we use for both methods?
Firstly the most important point is that whatever you choose, it must be enjoyable for you, choose and do what you love! If it becomes boring, you won’t do it!

Active listening ideas

  • Print off lyrics to your favourite song, blank out some words, then listen to the song and try and find the words
  • 6 minute English. There are afew ways to listen to this. Either with You Tube or via their website. A little more about this after.
  • Watch a film that you know in French and change the language. Try with and without subtitles. Watching a film you know makes it so much easier for the brain!
  • Podcasts on a subject that you love. Podcasts are great as you choose the topic AND you can listen many times
  • Audiobooks in English of your favourite book in french
  • TED Talks. Here’s a good one on learning languages! Ted talks are videos on YouTube that last 15 minutes on  a huge variety of topics  from science to spirituality, from food to history, the body to the mind. 

BBC 6 minute English:

With this,  the best way is the first time to listen. Don’t look at the script. Listen at least 3 times this way.
The first time you may understand only a few words, however each time you listen you will understand more.
Then after you can listen WITH the script and see what you understood.
also have the script so that you can learn new words.

Passive listening

The best way is with radio. A great ressource for this is Tune In. This is a website AND a phone app. You use it to find radio stations all over the world, in dfferent languages, different subjects.

You can search for radios based on music (and type of music), talking, or the language, the region. It is HUGE!

You can see my channel and follow me here

One of my BIG favourites on Tune In is Empower Radio which also has their own website  This radio is all about spirituality, coaching, energy healing! It’s an amazing way to start the day!

You can listen in your car, whilst you do activities in your home, just have it on in the background. this website also has podcasts for active lsitening.

I hope these ideas help. Let me know which ones you try and love!

Just remember it has to be fun!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Sensory painting?

So firstly, you do NOT need ANY artistic talent, or experience. In fact 99% of my students haven’t painted since primary school.

During a session, I will not ask you to paint ‘something’ like a house, I will not show you art techniques. This is not an art class.

I will ask you to connect to your heart and paint what you feel.

We will use the 6 senses (although not all in one session)

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This might be:

Sight (seeing) -colours, working with one colour, playing with colours, taking inspiration from what we see around us, or from a picture

Sound (hearing) _Music, painting to different styles of music, listening to the birds, or silence, our heart, our soul

Feel (feeling, touching)- what emotions are we feeling, talk about emotions, it may also be painting with our fingers, adding texture to the paint..

Taste – feel inspired from food! we might even taste some English cakes while we paint!

Smellessential oils may be used in the paint. Essential oils help to release emotions, bring back memories, they connect deep within us

and for me the most important (and often forgotten sense)

Intuition – our 6th sense. Connecting with our heart, what d we want to paint, at that moment, where does our soul want to take us. This is a very strong and powerful sense to paint with, allowing us to paint intuitively without thinking of the end result.

Sensory painting is totally different to classic painting. It allows you to be in the present moment, not to think about the end result and to enjoy the process.

And of course all this is done in English!

If you would like to know more about how to paint with me, then why not send me a message? You can here

 

 

 

Comment l’art vous aide en anglais

Bienvenue à mon premier blog sur cette site….pas evident de faire en français mais pas grave, je saute et j’éspère que vous allez comprendre ce que j’écris!

J’ai commenceais avec l’art comme un outil sur mon site principale de Your Healing Artist

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Je commenceais à voir que l’art, en fait, pouvais être un outil très puissant dans l’apprentissage d’anglais.

Depuis 2008 je travaille également comme formatrice/coach d’anglais au sein d’une centre de formation basé sur une méthode très ludique et naturel et je voyais que mes stagaires avaient souvent des freins pour parler anglais basés sur des peurs (peur de rater, peur être ridicule..) ou être dans la perfection au lieu de lâcher prise. Aussi pendant des formations les stagiaires parlaient de leurs problèmes de vie, et mes séances tournaient vers des séances de coaching, ils disaient que c’était plus facile de s’ouvrir derrière une autre langue.

C’est donc avec cette méthode que je voyais d’autre chose qui passaient à part l’apprentissage de la langue, que cette apprentissage était freiné par des bloques et qu’il y a d’autres façons à apprendre qu’avec la systeme classique. Comme notre langue maternelle, on apprend plus facile l’anglais à travers d’autre chose, que ca devient vivant, et dans mon cas avec English Creatives, à ca devient vivant à travers les activités créatives.

L’apprentissage d’une langue et le cerveau

Quand vous avez appris le français, votre langue maternelle, vous l’avez appris avec votre cerveau droite. Le feeling, l’attachement des mots aux objets, images, mouvements, sans aucun traduction ni structure gramaticale. Vous avez accepter la langue comme il était présentait à vous sans aucun question ni resistance. C’etait votre cerveau droite le chef d’orchestre!

Alors l’apprentissage de l’anglais à l’ecole, vous l’avez appris avec votre cerveau gauche! Analyser, traduire, couper, REGLES grammaire (arghhhh!)! Ca ne t’étonne pas que l’anglais êtait dificile! Vous avez appris l’anglais comme les mathematiques! 1+2=3! Pas du tout naturel pour votre cerveau! En plus, votre prof’ t’enlevait des points si votre anglais n’était pas parfait! En français vous avez appris à couper des phrases “object, complementaire, sujet..” donnant des étiquettes à chaque mot! Donc forcement vous commenceait à le faire en anglais!  Votre pauvre cerveau! Le spaghetti!

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la peinture vous aide à parler sans penser!

 

L’efficacité de l’apprentissage d’une langue se passe dans le cerveau droite.

Ca mène vers un feeling pour la langue, de l’apprendre d’une façon GLOBALE, naturel, que votre cerveau trouve tout seul les liens grammaticales (vous avez appris à 18 mois ce que c’est un verbe irregulier ou le preterit? non, vtre cerveau trouvait lui même le correlation)

Alors qu’est ce que le lien entre la langue et des activités créatives?

Les activitiés créatives se passent dans le cerveau droite, comme pour la langue maternelle, donc les processus sont déjà plus proches.

Mes ateliers ne sont pas cours peinture pure mais plutôt pour utiliser la peinture comme un outil de facilter l’apprentissage de l’anglais. Comment? au début, en peignez, vos peurs vont monter, comme pour les peurs de parler anglais. Peur de rater, peur de faire n’importe quoi. Ceux qui sont dans la perfectionisme ou  ne veux pas se lâcher, vont peindre très exactement, ou peigneront dans des ‘cases’; la peinture devient votre miroir.

La peinture devient un outil pour transformer votre apprentissage

Pendant des séances qui suivent, la peinture prendra sa place comme un outil de transformation. Je vous apprendrai comment lâcher prise à travers la peinture, de se liberer de ces ‘cases’, de voir que les erreurs font parti du tableau, tout comme pour la langue parlé. Au fur et mesure votre interieur change et les transformation qui se passent sur papier, se passera aussi à travers l’anglais parlé.

Les ateliers d’art vous aideront donc à:

  • Etre plus intuitive en anglais
  • Lâcher Prise en anglais et avec les activités créatives
  • Se libérer de la perfection
  • Etre plus automatique en anglais

En plus de parler anglais à travers un support est en fait plus facile, car l’attention est sur la peinture, pas sur vous! Une activité créative ouvre les portes sur un champ de vocabulaire plus large et varié, ne pas seulement avec des mots techniques, des explications et outils mais aussi des couleurs, des souvenirs, des emotions…et pleins d’autres. Pendant un atelier on commence par le discussion autour d’un couleur, une emotion, quelchose qui va inspirer l’acte de peindre, et à ce moment là on regarde des synonymes, des façons differents à exprimer avant de lancer dans la peinture pure. pendant l’acte de peindre on parle, papote, s’entraident et à la fin discute de notre experience, notre ressentiment.

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