Therapeutic casting after trauma
Over the years, our clients have been the ones to teach us the potential therapeutic value that lifecasting can sometimes have. One of the most surprising therapeutic uses for lifecasting has been women using it as part of a self-treatment plan to counter the pscyhological trauma associated with stressful childbirth events or even rape and sexual abuse. Although we are not experts in post traumatic stress or any kind of trauma, and do not claim to be therapists of any sort, our clients have taught us that the very act of choosing to be lifecast, going through the casting process and receiving a work of art created from their bodies has helped them on their healing journey. One of the most popular reasons for women to come either individually or in groups for one of our decorative female genital casting sessions or workshops has been to 'reclaim' this body part for themselves in a positive and creative way after a traumatic incident left them feeling disjointed, separate from their own genitals and feminine sexuality. Studies have shown that participation in the arts - from drama classes, to singing groups to painting - has numerous therapeutic benefits. Almost acting as a key to soothing the parts of the brain locked down and stuck in a loop when an individual suffers post traumatic stress or shock. Casting a part of the body that you associate with a bad memory, and then collaborating in the 're-branding' of that body part as a work of art, a creative expression of positivity and fun, can sometimes help 're-unite' people with bits of themselves they felt were lost forever and then begin to move forward with a new perspective about their physical selves. Our clients have described leaving the casting studio feeling 'more cohesive as a human being', 'with a spring in my step', having 'a new sense of self-acceptance' and have expressed the joy of seeing themselves as a lover or sweetheart would see them instead of looking through the critical eye of shame that may have been inflicted on them by past events or damaging relationships.
Obviously casting is not for everyone in these circumstances and we hope you will take the time to ask all the questions you need to consider if it will be right for you. We do not recommend being cast soon after any traumatic event in case you find the process itself too personal or invasive in any way. However, after some degree of time has past and in the context of other types of therapy it may prove very helpful. It takes a certain degree of trust to take part in a casting session. You are, of course, welcome to bring a friend, partner, family member or companion with you to any of our casting sessions for moral support. Our female lifecaster, CJ, who undertakes the vast majority of this type of work, is highly experienced at dealing with such sensitive issues, and both our resident lifecasters are praised regularly for their sensitivity and compassion in every situation. For your reassurance we recommend reading our many independently verified testimonials on FreeIndex as well as reading our 'About the Artists' page so that you have a good sense of the company and the people you will be dealing with. Feel free to call us during regular office hours on 01622 609386 if you'd prefer to discuss your requirements by phone rather than email. For pricing, please see our regular Intimate Casting Price Guide for the most popular options. We cannot promise that lifecasting holds the key to your personal healing or progress, but if after researching it on our website you feel it might help you, please get in contact and we will be honoured to assist you in any way we can. There is nothing more rewarding to us as artists than to use our gifts to help give someone back a sense of themselves in a positive light.