Author: Randy K. Hardman, PhDShare
Author: Randy K. Hardman, PhD
This heart is covered by a dark cloud with empty space around the heart.
There is a scared little girl who was abused still in her heart. The heart is fenced off with a “no trespassing” sign and danger” tape warns others to keep out. There are also black tear drops throughout her heart.
She compared her heart to the glass case in “The Beauty and the Beast” which kept the flower alive forever. Despite everything that she has been through, she can feel the flame of life in her heart. Client related that her gratitude has kept her alive through everything.
This heart still feels confusion but is beginning to break down the brick wall that has been surrounding it for so long. She feels better able to give and receive love. She feels more hopeful about her future growth.
In the beginning of treatment (left side) her heart was exploding from keeping her sexual abuse a secret since childhood. She felt a lot of pain and anger in her heart. Towards the end of treatment (right side) her heart was a bright flame that could hvae a powerful influence on others.
In the beginning of treatment (right side) she was only feeling warmth in her heart. The rest of her body felt numb. As her heart became warmer (middle) the ice began to melt causing a tidal wave of thoughts in her head. By the end of her treatment (left side) she was feeling warmth and life from her heart throughout her body.
In the beginning of treatment (right side) her heart was smaller and more contained. Her heart was not expressing very much. Further into treatment (left side) her heart began to swell. She began to express more of her brightness, the yellow beams radiating up, and more of her sadness, the tear drops falling from the heart.
In the beginning of therapy the client felt that her heart was a mystery. She had a hard time knowing what was happening in her heart. Further into therapy, the client recognized her heart as uniquely her own. She reported that she is learning to trust her heart.