Contributed by Irena Stenner, 23 December 2022
I had a session with a client last week about making the best of the coming holiday. We used the drawing cues: "What do I want to put aside so that I can make space for a restorative holiday?” And as a second cue: “What do I want to experience in that space?”
For the first drawing, my client had drawn all the things she wanted to put aside in a metaphorical basked. For the second drawing she created a protected restorative space filled with the qualities and experiences she wanted to have. I thought this was an excellent little exercise to pave the way for the best possible experience and decided to to the same for myself. Setting an intention can be very powerful and helped me feel more confident that I would be able to really use the upcoming time off work in the best possible way.
I hope this will inspire you to use IDT as a self-reflective tool. Have a wonderful restorative break!