Oregon Somatic Therapy

Neuroscience and SoulCollage®

SoulCollage® may improve your physical well being.

First, the aesthetic quality of the work produced can lift your mood, boost self-awareness, and improve self-esteem.

Second, research shows that physiological functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration, slow when people are deeply involved in an activity they enjoy.

In addition, making art also provides an opportunity for you to improve eye-hand coordination, and stimulate neurological pathways from the brain to the hands.

Because SoulCollage® uses a language other than words, it can help us express things that are not well articulated yet, such as our fears,  hopes and dreams, as well as strong emotions and frustrations in a safe and contained medium.

In working with imagery you can discover thoughts and feelings that are often hidden from the conscious mind.

Most people are delighted to see how fast their stress dissolves while doing SoulCollage. Studies have shown that repressing strong feelings can lead to a buildup of stress, and that stress can intensify pain and intensify the symptoms of various diseases.   Most people find that a few hours of SoulCollage® can significantly reduce stress.

Because working with imagery helps people access their unconscious mind and release pent-up emotions, it has been found to be very useful in treating those suffering from stress and stress-related ailments.

People recovering from trauma or serious injury often find SoulCollage® particularly beneficial.

And best of all, it’s easy. Anyone can do it.  And it’s green, using recycled magazine images and non-toxic glue.

It’s Green and it’s Good Medicine