Self-Care after Trauma: Wanting to Change my Reality. (week 2 of my study)

2/1/2020, Week 2, “Why don’t you see me?!” In this post, I will be revealing the raw data within Week 2 from my study, “Self-Care after Trauma: A heuristic inquiry using Art Therapy, Journaling, and Dream reflection.” What consists within the raw data is all of my artwork, journal entries, and documented dreams that was expressed for … Continue reading Self-Care after Trauma: Wanting to Change my Reality. (week 2 of my study)

Displaying my Recovery Artwork for the First Time.

January 2020 The day after defending my thesis, the graduating class then had to prepare for the art show. The theme of the show all the students agreed on was, les rasion d’etre (reason for living). Essentially, the rules were to bring art pieces we had created throughout our time in the Art Therapy graduate program for … Continue reading Displaying my Recovery Artwork for the First Time.

My Trauma Story pt. 3: College was not a fun time.

Junior year (2014-2015) This will be the last blog post describing the traumatic incidences. Then I will transition into my healing process. I know I came right out the gate diving into the darkness with you and I appreciate you being here with me. This is where it all begins. In the depths of our … Continue reading My Trauma Story pt. 3: College was not a fun time.

My Trauma Story pt. 2: The moment my voice was completely taken.

8th grade (2007-2008) First, let’s take a moment and laugh at the awkward beginning stage of puberty. We ALL have been there. Every time I look at this picture I think, “Uh, where the fuck are my eyebrows?” I obviously recently discovered waxing. Then there’s the bulky plastic jewelry. A true fashion statement for the … Continue reading My Trauma Story pt. 2: The moment my voice was completely taken.

My Trauma Story pt. 1: Beginning to tell my story

5th grade (2004-2005) I know that sharing my trauma and healing story will help others. I have shared my story to hundreds of people before, but this feels different. I am writing a blog that has the potential to reach millions of people I do not know while possibly staying on the internet forever. This … Continue reading My Trauma Story pt. 1: Beginning to tell my story

Welcome To The Healing Journey.

Welcome to my blog! Thank you for stopping by, and thank you for having an interest in being a part of my healing journey. It is my hope that through sharing my story it inspires you to have the courage to live yours. My name is Kelsey. I am an Art Therapist who has been … Continue reading Welcome To The Healing Journey.