If you could cure your child’s anxiety, depression, adhd, stress, addiction (or even your own) FOREVER … would you?
Of course you would.
Who doesn’t go to the ends of the earth to help their kids?
Here’s the truth:
Anxiety, depression, adhd, stress, addiction, personality disorders, and just about anything else you can find in the DSM psych books are simply LABELS for deeper, hidden problems.
Just like a diet pill isn’t a cure for the underlying beliefs of self-loathing that causes someone to consistently overeat and gain weight, medicating mental health problems doesn’t solve them.
It temporarily helps but it doesn’t cure.
(Do I believe sometimes we need pills? 100%. But the work doesn’t stop there like most people believe)
But what if...
All those ‘disorders’ were actually coping mechanisms from childhood trauma?
There’s actually nothing wrong with us and our brains manufacture various coping strategies to deal with trauma of different kinds?
We all have trauma and we all have coping mechanisms.
’Disorder’ is just a label for how we cope with what we’ve been through. Which means stopping at labeling ourselves only pegs us as victims. We think we need pills and we believe we’re doomed to walk the earth like this forever.
The reality is very different.
If you could find the trauma, the behaviors you don’t even realize you do, the subconscious programming... you could eventually unlock and dissolve the disorder.
IT CAN GO AWAY. Is what I’m trying to say.
It can go away for GOOD.
I'm not a therapist, but I do know we keep and hide trauma in our bodies. It comes out as subconscious behavior - anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, addiction, ... things we feel like we cannot control or get rid of easily.
Art can ease that trauma release out of your body.
How do I know?
It's how I lived my entire life and I didn't even know I was doing it.
I loved drawing and painting and I've always had a knack for it.
But what I didn't realize until just recently is that ART was my own coping mechanism for the chaos around me.
I had a traumatic childhood. It wasn't easy, it was very confusing and stressful, and most of the time it felt unsafe.
I lived with high anxiety for most of my life and for a long time if I wasn’t anxious, I felt uncomfortable. I was so conditioned to be anxious and on high alert, that the absence of cortisol in my body felt very weird.
My go-to (because I was too little to understand what was happening) was to draw. I would spend hours in my room with pencils and paper.
I often drew this one girl's face. She was never happy. She was never doing anything. It was just her face ... and she looked sad. Depressed even. I was drawing me.
I couldn't put words to my feelings - because no one was there to hear me - and I'm not sure I knew what was going on. But I could put it on paper in a picture.
And that was how I survived.
Today I do it because I love it, but it still has that soothing therapeutic feel to it.
And it does for a lot of people.
Art always tells a story.
Maybe your child creates things that alarm you or bother you (things I drew always bothered my parents).
Pay attention because its a message about what's going on inside your kid.
I created Art Camp originally because we need more children growing up to be creators and embracing their true gifts, not set behind a desk to waste years of their lives for a paycheck. More of us need to embrace our creative gifts and THRIVE in who we are.
I had to find out the hard way.
There's a way to get paid to do your own art and I'm sharing that inside the camp as well.
But there's also so many of us who are hurting - too many kids in particular. And this is a GREAT way to start healing your child (and possibly yourself).
It doesn't have to be a huge traumatic incident for them to be feeling things inside.
I shared with you how we are all traumatized AND how you've already traumatized your kids.
It's unavoidable - and it doesn’t mean you're a bad parent.
But it DOES mean your kid can benefit from some release.
You don’t have to be GOOD at art to be part of this. You can come with ZERO art skills at all.
The projects are FUN and LIGHT - we're NOT going to talk about deep painful memories. Those will naturally work themselves out when given the right context and direction.
This is fun for the whole family with massive side benefits of emotional health and feeling better, happier, lighter, less anxious, less depressed.
Watch how deeply this impacts the mental health of everyone in your family who participates.
BONUSES END SUNDAY!!!
Private lessons are included at no additional cost but you MUST sign up by June 16th @midnight
(Choose 2 - 30 min sessions or 1 - 60 min session)
We start July 8th.
You get 6 weeks of video coursework.
Everything is online so you can take it with you.
Work at your own pace.
Get better at your art skills with fun themes each week.
The video content is available for life.
Seats are limited. Don’t wait!