Art Therapy Intervention
One Word Intention
by Leanne Stull, LPCC, ATR-P
Title: One Word Intention
Materials: Collage materials, magazines, paint, paintbrushes, etc.
- What is your chosen word of intention for the year?
- What are your reasons for choosing this word?
Take some time to reflect on your life in the present moment—at the end of this year, 2019. What were your hopes for 2019? What would you need to add, change, let go of, in the new year to move closer to your hopes and dreams?
Choose one or two words as a focus, goal, or mantra for this upcoming year, 2020. Here are some examples: Love, Joy, Hope, Peace, Freedom, Courage, Truth, Worthy, Vibrant, Connect, Create, Grace, Release, Authentic, Breathe, Detach, Forgive, Persevere, Detach, Listen, Care, Inspire, Radiate, Harmonize, Align, Shine, Flow, Encourage, Support, Grounded...
Once you’ve chosen your word—reflect. What would your life look like if you stayed focused on this word? What would you need to do or change about your present situation to stay true to your word of intention? What would the result be? What will it feel like as you live out your word?
Now, make a piece of art about your intention word.