This is an interactive journal
It is designed for you to journal from Tomer’s experience, also known as “Artist-Inspired” journaling.
How it Works:
1. Pause at moments when the story resonates with you.
2. Pull out a notebook and begin journaling. Free write distraction free for as long as you can. Pause and Play at your leisure.
3. Towards the end of the story, there is a journaling prompt for you to reflect and answer.
4. Go to the last 20 seconds of this video for the journaling prompt.
“I think creating art, and using that art as a medicine on you, this is the best medicine ever, right? You are the good case scenario here.” -Tomer Peretz
Tomer Peretz, a former Israeli defense soldier, dove deep into his art as a muralist, designer, and painter after he left the war. Through his “Unbreakable” collection, Peretz is able to grieve the loss of his brothers in combat and stand in his truth about the experiences of war.
“The process just made me think about it and deal with that. The only thing I thought about when I was painting [that] was my memories. And I started to: “Okay, the next painting, what is it gonna be about?” and the ideas came really fast because everything came back to me so quick. Sometimes it was not easy to think about those things. I got in contact with the family of my friend who got killed, and they saw the artwork, and we got in touch…and we met, and the whole past came back to me. I realize that I’m dealing right now with the reality, which is the pain and what I went through. All of my service which I was trying to push away, came back. Basically the art made me go back.” -Tomer Peretz
How can you use art as medicine? What are your favorite forms of creative expression? Any you may be curious about?
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“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”-Rumi