Meditative painting is a form of expression through paint to release negative energy and simply let go of whatever you may be seeing as a stressor.
There are no skills necessary to use painting as a therapy. You are simply gathering your emotions to release them on paper. The power of releasing your stress into a physical form and letting go of it can provide amazing results.
Before you begin:
Think about what it is that is stressing you, how it is making you feel and why you need to let go of it. Imagine these stressors as tangible things, something you could hold on to and therefor- release of. Envision yourself picking these things up and tossing them away from you. See in your mind’s eye what it looks like to literally release your stress.
Choose colors that you see while you are imagining your stress as tangible objects. One technique that works well is laying dots of each color on the page. Now, while still wet, take your paint brush and start swirling the colors while you let your emotions guide you in your artistic process.
You will need:
Acrylic paints (in the colors you envisioned your stressors as)
Canvas or Cardstock Paper
A small cup to rinse your brushes
A quiet space to relax
Now you are ready to let go of your stress. Let the paper take a hold of your emotions and lighten your own load. Simply feel your way through the painting process. When you are able to relieve yourself of unnecessary stress you have been carrying around like a large bag, you can not only put down a heavy weight but also create something beautiful to share.