I, Shari Borkin, have written Transformation Station, First Destination, a series of healing, fun stories that encourage positive change. Three separate stories have been compiled on CD's and deal with letting go of negative thoughts by replacing them with positive affirmations, self-esteem building, boundary setting and forgiving one's self and others.
We lose a lot of energy everyday through negative feelings and by supporting negative memories. My goal is to help facilitate those who want to make positive changes in their lives, by assisting with positive thinking. In Transformation Station, First Destination, I use a non-threatening, fun approach to learning new ways of positive thinking. I incorporate energy work, healing music, art expression, positive affirmations, and breathing techniques in a non- threatening way that appeals to the child archetype. Transformation Station, Second Destination is for all ages. The Second Destination teaches grounding and Deep Sleep techniques, that are very powerful. All of these modalities encourage self-healing and positive thinking, and are beneficial for stress reduction and relaxation. There are no subliminal suggestions on the CD's. I believe that one needs to witness what one hears, says, and creates in one's artwork in order to make a shift, to encourage manifestation.
Art Therapists are trained in Jungian psychology and believe that it is important to play, become creative, and recognize the symbolism that the subconscious mind is showing, as part of self-healing for the inner child. Breathing techniques may be beneficial for those that suffer from anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, asthma and ADHD. Therapists may use Transformation Station for inner child work. Teachers, psychologists, healing therapists, nurses and psychiatrists will all benefit from incorporating these stories in their practice.
My art therapy background consists of working with all populations, all ages, and those with diverse mental and physical disabilities. I graduated from College of Notre Dame in Belmont, California and I received my MA degree in 1987, completed my MFCC curriculum, then interned for two years in mental health facilities and in schools for those with disabilities, before receiving my ATR, (registered art therapist with the American Art Therapy Association).
I am currently teaching art to those with disabilities at Shasta College and developing Transformation Station, Third Destination CD, (travel into your future) which will encourage self-insight and positive change.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Be A Tree
2. Sleep On A Cloud