A creative guide to exploring your life : self-reflection by Graham Ramsay, Holly Sweet

By Graham Ramsay, Holly Sweet

An award-winning psychologist photographer co-author this exact inventive advisor to exploring and realizing your lifestyles: who you're, what you price, and what you want to achieve.

an artistic consultant to Exploring Your existence brims with creative workouts and examples that use the ability of images, artwork, and writing as instruments for self-discovery. It presents transparent and available suggestions on the right way to discover diversified components of your id: take a photo of your self in a job you do not in most cases play, draw a visible timeline of your existence and view its key turning issues; discover your feel of position in historical past via writing a couple of significant ancient occasion that has replaced your lifestyles. routines are followed by means of looking out questions for self-reflection, and are complemented by means of examples of every workout to impress principles and notion.

that includes extra assistance for academics, counselors, and different execs working the workouts in team settings, this booklet deals a dynamic and stress-free manner that you should discover diversified features of your life.

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We were very poor and lived on a 44 TURNING P OINTS AND KEY P EOPLE farm too far from any access to public art classes, so I taught myself from art instruction books and with art materials I received for Christmas. When I started 7th grade, I had my first real art instruction where Mrs. Gonzalez was the teacher. I was in heaven. Mrs. Gonzalez encouraged my art and frequently praised my work as well as gave excellent instruction. Because of her recognition of my talent, I took my art-making seriously and was able to go on to receive a BFA from the University of Wisconsin School of Architecture and Design.

The only restriction is that you are limited to the size of the paper. This exercise is about exploring your life through visual means, not about being an artist. Anything that you do is fine for this kind of exercise. Keeping this exercise to 45 minutes is important. It will force you to think quickly and to commit your first ideas to paper. Keep an eye on the clock, or set a timer if necessary. 2. Take a break for a few minutes, then come back and examine your visual autobiography. Now write a brief description of your visual autobiography as though you were explaining it to stranger.

Donny was the dad I never had, and I was the son he never had. We were the best of friends and I will never forget him. When he died in an accident, it broke my heart. 48 TURNING P OINTS AND KEY P EOPLE Exercise 3: Turning points Purpose: To think about significant turning points in your life that have had a lasting impact on you. Materials needed: Pen and paper or computer. Instructions: 1. Take a few minutes to think about a major turning point in your life. 2. Write about this event. What happened?

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