My Self-portrait for Play Therapy Class: My Very Own Self

by Play Therapy Graduate Student
(Atlanta)

My Very Own Play Therapy Self- Portrait

My Very Own Play Therapy Self- Portrait

The play therapy self-portrait assignment was strangely more challenging than I had anticipated. It forced me to think about how I want to represent myself to the world. Drawing a picture of me free hand did not seem like a good idea because I am not the most artistic person.

I decided to represent myself as a stick figure by using wooden sticks. I added a magazine cut out of a dress because I love beautiful clothes, and it made me look like a paper doll, which was one of my favorite activities as a little girl.

Creating a play therapy self-portrait of me was another introspective opportunity because it allowed me to focus not only on the physical aspects of me, but also the emotional, psychological, and spiritual as well.

Somehow it has always been easier to focus and create things that are not related to me. Creating a picture of me was challenging and thought provoking because I question whether I am seeing or depicting myself as I truly am.

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