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Creative Resources

If your brain thinks that you’re in danger or at risk again, or you have a flashback, the back part of your brain, your amygdala takes over.

Sometimes doing creative things can help your front brain, which is the rational thinking, information centre of your brain to come back ‘online’ again. By doing this you can feel more in control and bring yourself away from the crisis or the brink of one.

Creativity can soothe you if you have been triggered and reduce how much your amygdala, your panicky, distressed response, is in charge. It can also increase your positive emotions and your sense of control.

Here we will share resources in order for you to create something, enjoy the process and be in the moment if you feel distressed. Enjoy!

Photo of paintbrushes with 'Be creative' written over it.

Naomi was one of our social media volunteers. She designed some drawings for you to download and colour in. This is what she told us about her art and what it means to her.

“Just before we were all put in lockdown (during the coronavirus pandemic) I had taken the decision to help in some way during this difficult time.

I’m in my home most of the time due to being a carer, so I knew that my creativity was the only thing that I could share and perhaps bring a smile to people’s lives. Motivating myself to create something each day has helped with my own well-being, as it has done over many years. I hope that colouring in my creations helps with your wellbeing too.

I want my creativity to be something that I can share and bring a smile to people’s lives especially during difficult times.”

So here’s some pictures for you to colour in. Just click on the images to download them.

Photo of handmade salt dough dinosaurs on rocks.
One of our creative Arts with Hearts crafters made these charming salt dough dinosaurs. Decorated with acrylic paint, and glitter stuck on with pva glue. If you’d like to make your own click here for the salt dough recipe.

Writing Resources

Clear Lines have created a FREE Creative Writing Guide for Survivors where you can use creative writing exercises to explore lived experiences.

There are lots of ways to express your lived experience. Writing about lived experience of sexual violence and abuse can be very painful. Go slowly, go gently, check-in with yourself regularly and take gentle care.

Click here to download your free Creative Writing Guide.

My story, My words. 
A practical guide to creative writing for survivors of sexual abuse and violence developed by Clare Shaw

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