Marjay and Sophia’s messages gave me the strength to keep fighting for my dreams, to never stop believing in myself and to continue inspiring others. Receiving a gift from students on special occasions is an ordinary thing, but getting a heartfelt message from them is something. Heartwarming messages from students, specially the former ones, are the best gift that a teacher could ever received from having this profession.
The British Association of Art Therapists defines art therapy as “a form of psychoteraphy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication,” (Frank, 2015, Huffpost). It uses the creative process of making art (such drawing, painting, playing musical instruments, dancing etc.) to express unspoken feelings and improve a person’s physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Depression is a kind of feeling that is hard to explain… is like a little demon in the head that tells a person to feel this, to do that and that sudden desire of not wanting to live any longer.
Before I became a teacher, I was a writer; before I was a writer, I was a researcher; before I was a researcher, I was a production assistant, and before I was a production assistant, I was a neophyte trying to build a career in the corporate world.