I set about creating a safe container for these feelings and stories to flow, in a non-judgmental way, where they could feel safe in sharing their life if they chose to. They also had the opportunity to practise writing more creatively.
I've held space for many, many clients over the years, facilitated an Art Therapy group, co-facilitated a women's circle, but have never facilitated any class before in a formal setting, with a group of people and a variety of personalities. At times the learning curve was rather steep.
I would weave into the exercises, more theory and therapeutic insight of how our stories influence our present lives, and hinder us from feeling fulfilled. Without even our adult selves being aware!