Another tool I used to de-stress was to make collages. I would cut positive images and words from magazines to create little posters to express how I felt or to boost my moral for the day. Sometimes they were contrasting collages that would depict the happiness I wish I had OR the thoughts Ed filled my head with daily. Either way the process helped to release emotions that built up and bogged me down. Mostly negative thoughts filled my head and sometimes creating positive images helped me to feel like I deserved to be here and that I did matter even if only for a short time.
Statements encouraging recovery!Statements to keep me on track!Statements that symbolize me and the life I want to claim as my own!Statements made by Ed that tormented me daily!