About The Hope Painting


Hope, 2017.

Golden acrylics and Mixed Media on canvas.

60 x 50 cm.

This highly symbolic painting should not be overanalysed but experienced first hand. Meditate on it during times when hope is needed and see what emerges from the layers of vibrant colors and symbols.

Just having it around you can bring a hopeful curiosity to your consciousness if you are open to receive some guidance from your innate inner wisdom.

Remember to stay true to your feelings. Monsters grow in the shadows. Bring light and stay in the presence of what seems difficult, take a close look at your inner monster. Observe its pointy ears and hairs growing out from its nose. If you just dare to stay and observe your monster might turn out to be quite cute and vulnerable.


“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. 

That myth is more potent than history. 

That dreams are more powerful than facts. 

That hope always triumphs over experience. 

That laughter is the only cure for grief. 

And I believe that love is stronger than death.” 

– Robert Fulghum



Dr Jessica Szelag Goralski is a licensed physician and psychotherapist with her private clinic in Malmö (Oxie) and online. Specialist psychotherapy degree from the Baltic Institute of Psychology in Gdansk 2011 in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy. Training in Jungian analysis. Specialist training in clinical hypnosis, visualization and image therapy. Additional specialization in psychotherapy for managers and companies. Psychotherapy training and supervision at Lund University in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Unites rational brain oriented knowledge with creative art making and bodywork to release and facilitate deeper healing from trauma and unresolved emotions.