A square becomes a building block
In the therapy group, we always start by standing still. Stand still and experience where you are now.
This time we use basic shapes: a spiral, circle, square, triangle and/or a cross/plus.
We consider what evokes which form. A spiral has movement in it, growth. A circle can be a core or a sign of infinity. A square is demarcated, bounded. A triangle has a certain tension in it and requires attention. And a cross or a plus is about opposites. Which shape(s) suit(s) your current situation? And what color?
She draws a large square.
It’s not a pleasant square. It is a square full of boundaries. Limits in financial possibilities, limits in time, limits in health.
While drawing, she realizes that she still has possibilities within those limits.
She starts drawing small squares at the bottom and realizes that she can build a structure with all those smaller square blocks, that she can grow, even though there are limits to her possibilities.
She immediately makes it practical and writes a step-by-step plan of what she can do now within her capabilities.
What started with a bad feeling of being stuck and seeing impossibilities changed within fifteen minutes to seeing the possibilities and even drawing up a step-by-step plan.
That’s what standing still can do to you!