Create a Sacred Space

Space is Important

​​During therapy there are many things working on your psyche. Discussing what needs to be discussed shifts things, being in the presence of someone who is there for you shifts things, and, although often overlooked, being in a therapeutic space shifts things. Each psychotherapist creates their space in a specific way, and that space interacts with the psyche on a conscious and unconscious level. With this in mind, it is interesting to apply the idea that space heals to our own areas of dwelling. What do you like? What are you attracted to?

Before moving the furniture and investing in new pillows, it is important to get a sense of what you are attracted to. Do you like fuzzy things, or smooth things? What makes you feel centered and calm? ​​ Textures: Loopy, fuzzy, furry, soft, shiny, dull, bulky, rough, crisp, smooth, sheer, firm, loose, delicate, floppy. Colours: Bold, pale, pastel, brilliant, metallic, faded, dusty, sparkling, crisp, soft, hard, dark, light, glowing, clean, multicoloured, delicate, dim, wild, natural, sophisticated. Materials: Wood, metal, plastic, fabric, concrete, natural, marble, stone, bamboo. Style: Country, new-age, gypsy, space, minimal, zen, natural, cluttered, ordered, antique, Victorian, beach, rustic, prairie, modern, cabin. Do You Have a Sacred Space? Do you have a sacred area to connect to yourself? In other parts of the world it is the norm to have a special place devoted to meditation and prayer. When we have a special area to connect to ourselves we sink into the practice more easily because our body recognizes what we are about to do. If you have one​

Further Reading:

  • The Western Guide to Feng Shui: Room by Room by Terah K. Collins

  • Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

  • Declutter Your Life as Modern Alchemy by Denise Linn , Kerri L. Richardson , Davina Mackail

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-Cammi!

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