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Conversation pieces by Nicolette Bodewes

Conversation pieces

Photo by Femke Rijerman

Describing feelings can be difficult, especially for those who experience a gap between reason and emotion. These twelve ‘Conversation Pieces’ are designed to bridge that gap. They offer something to hold on to during a therapy session: in addition to trying to find the right words, you could also try to find the right object. They all fit in the palm of your hand, but each has its own material and shape, referring to various psychological themes and archetypes. A soft, round leather ball could stand for loving or smothering care, a rubber string for flexibility or even sneakiness. Feeling their weight and structure addresses the subconscious and helps to get to the heart of the matter in an intuitive way.

Nicolette Bodewes