More Healing Through Imagery
Anyone, with any kind of camera, can do Therapeutic Photography.
Most of us already use photography to increase our self-understanding, cherish the people we love, to document our lives, to capture important milestones and victories, to savor beauty, or to come to grips with tragedy and loss. Therapeutic Photography makes this natural process conscious and intentional.
Therapeutic Photography can be (and is) done by anyone without the help of a trained therapist
Selfies can be Therapeutic
For personal growth.
For identity exploration and repair.
For trauma survivors.
In coping with mental and physical illness.
Just looking around we see nearly everywhere we see people with their camera phones clicking images of everything possible. We are compelled to photograph our worlds.
Therapeutic Photography Can
Healing Can Be Artful and Fun
An International Community
A friend and colleague from Italy and Spain, Cristina Nunez who is a performance artist and trainer conducts self-portrait workshops online and in person. Have fun exploring her website. Cristina is responsible for my first introduction to the phototherapy community by inviting me to the International PhotoTherapy Symposium in Finland in 2011 at the University of Turku.
What is PhotoTherapy?
PhotoTherapy is the use of photos as to cue memories, stimulate ideas and meaningful personal insights. These can connect us with our unconscious, preconscious and conscious inner worlds.
We use your personal snapshots and photo albums (paper or digital) to access deep parts of yourself and the often hidden messages you've received from your family and the many experiences of your life that still shape your life.
The Importance of Visual Imagery
To Learn More
My friend and colleague, Judy Weiser, the grand dam of the international PhotoTherapy community, teacher, trainer, therapist, and author, hosts the comprehensive up-to-date website on all things PhotoTherapy. www.PhotoTherapy-Centre.com
She has written the primary text, PhotoTherapy Techniques, that is widely used by therapists around the world and has been translated into several languages.
An International Community
Cristina Nunez a performance artist and trainer conducts self-portrait workshops online and in person. She invited me to my first introduction to the phototherapy community by inviting me to the International PhotoTherapy Symposium in Finland in 2011 at the University of Turku where I met Judy Weiser and many other amazing clinicians. Thank you!
Cristina Nunez copyright Judy Weiser
PhotoTherapy & Therapeutic Photography
LAKE WASHINGTON COUNSELING CENTER
Licensed Therapy and Counseling Online