These captions and art pieces are created by a current client at Trauma Counseling. Please be aware of your own triggers before viewing the art pieces. These pieces are intended to increase ptsd/truama awareness and normalize the symptoms that may come along with ptsd/truama through art work. All artwork is subject to copyright by the artist who created the art.
I do this type of artwork as a way to get out of my head, so I'm not trapped or stuck in my own thoughts. It's also to show others that it's not abnormal to have these thoughts, or images, or memories. My type of artwork I feel normalizes the trauma responses people can have. I want to show others that art is a great coping skill and you don't have to be an established artist to make art. For me when I'm having dissociation's or flashbacks, to grab a piece of chalk or oil pastel helps to externalize my current trauma response and this aspect is important to my healing process with artwork.
Title: "Life is a continuous and honorable process."
Medium: sharpie, pencil, and shredded SI note
This piece is about my struggles with suicidal ideations in the past, with this piece I honored my past negative places and realized those thoughts were serving me a purpose at that point and time. Today I realize that back then, they were a place of escape for me. Through this piece I was able to recognize that these thoughts came with a great deal of shame and embarrassment and sharing I had these types of thought with others, has helped me heal from these pattern thoughts