After many years of struggling to cope with symptoms of an unlabeled mental illness, I began to experiment with drawing as a method for healing. By using an “energy drawing” technique, originating from the pure necessity to overcome the desperation of my subdued/subconscious stresses and emotions , I was able to essential “draw-out” from me these hidden fears. Now, after many years of working with this practice during times of overwhelming pressure or emotional distress, I’ve begun to notate and fine-tune the technique into a teachable process. I’m hoping to work these next few years to create a platform for teaching “energy drawing” to others, to monitor the results of the technique with my students, and to eventually develop the process into a recognized form of emotional/stress self-help therapy.
The technique, borrows elements used in several types of meditation, thought analysis, motion study, and free hand sketching. Working now to get the first project proposals underway, I will be posting updates regarding developments, volunteer requests, and study results over the next few months.
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” – Max Planck