A belief in worth, dignity, and capacity for creative self direction.
Art Therapy is based on the premise of thoughts, feelings, and insights, not necessarily expressed verbally b/c of the abstract consciousness of the mind that lacks vocabulary to describe the focus and understanding of encounters the mind processes.
Know what you want and focus:
1. Verbal type meditation involving words through speech vs images
2. Inner directed rather than determined by external stimuli
3.Unstructured meditator, not a preconceived notion of which direction the meditation will take (ed2go)
Culture defines who we are and what we believe. We have different linguistic and cultural backgrounds learned from birth via language and socialization.
Culture enhances understanding of complex issues, and dynamics of conflicting belief systems that create tension:
Be aware of personal cultural biases as the first step in cultural competence.