Art Is a Way of Knowing
Paperback ISBN: 1570620784
Making art—giving form to the images that arise in our mind's eye, our dreams, and our everyday lives—is a form of spiritual practice through which knowledge of ourselves can ripen into wisdom. This book offers encouragement for everyone to explore art making in this spirit of self-discovery—plus practical instructions on material, methods, and activities such as ways to: Discover a personal myth or story Recognize patterns and themes in one's life Identify and release painful memories Combine journaling and image making Practice the ancient skill of active imagination Connect with others through sharing one's art works Interwoven with this guidance is the intimate story of the author's own journey as a student, art therapist, teacher, wife, mother, and artist—and, most of all, as a woman who discovered a profound and healing connection with her soul through making art.
Aquatic Coloring to Calm Yourself
Paperback ISBN: 0544944135
Get ready for a transformative experience through nature as you delve into this one-of-a-kind coloring book. With illustrations modeled on real aquatic wildlife, these magnificent murals showcase the beauty of our natural surroundings in their true form. Take note of the fascinating facts sprinkled throughout. Perhaps you might recognize the pattern of the spots on a particular frog or the location of a fish’s eyes in relation to its body or the shape of a shell that is the basis for its name. Lose yourself in the intricate details that make up our wondrous waterscapes and color yourself calm as you journey through our natural world.
Approaches to Art Therapy
Theory and Technique
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1138884561
The third edition of Approaches to Art Therapy brings together varied theoretical approaches and provides a variety of solutions to the challenge of translating theory to technique. In each chapter, the field's most eminent scholars provide a definition of and orientation to the specific theory or area of emphasis, showing its relevance to art therapy. The third edition includes many new chapters with material on a wide variety of topics including contemplative approaches, DBT, neuroscience, and mentalization while also retaining important and timeless contributions from the pioneers of art therapy. Clinical case examples and over 100 illustrations of patient artwork vividly demonstrate the techniques in practice.Approaches to Art Therapy, 3rd edition, is an essential resource in the assembly of any clinician's theoretical and technical toolbox, and in the formulation of each individual's own approach to art therapy.
Art As Medicine
Creating a Therapy of the Imagination
Paperback ISBN: 0877736588
Describes how the imagination heals itself through the creative process, and suggests therapy methods that involve performance, storytelling, dialog with images, and creative collaboration
Art as Therapy
Paperback ISBN: 0714872784
The authors describe a new way of looking at familiar masterpieces, suggesting that the works of art can be useful, relevant--and even therapeutic.
The Art of Art Therapy
What Every Art Therapist Needs to Know
Hardcover ISBN: 0415960940
"The Art of Art Therapy, first published in 1984, was written primarily to help art therapists first define and then refine a way of thinking about their work. This new edition contains thoroughly revised material that reflects the significant expansion of the field of art therapy in the period since the book was first written. Specifically, this second edition invites the reader to first consider closely the main elements of the discipline embodied in its name: The Art Part and The Therapy Part. Chapters dealing with each of these topics comprise the first two sections of the book. The third section, The Interface, contains chapters dealing with putting the two together in an integrated way, i.e. Doing Art Therapy (step-by-step) and doing it Artistically. Included with this edition is a DVD containing chapter related video content"--Provided by publisher.
Art Therapy & The Neuroscience of Relationships, Creativity & Resiliency
Skills and Practices
Hardcover ISBN: 0393710742
Art therapists Hass-Cohen and Findlay offer a guide to a model that combines group art therapy and creativity with interpersonal neurobiology and relational neuroscience. They illustrate how their approach supports resiliency, using six principles that demonstrate how the interpersonal neurobiology of emotion, cognition, and action are expressed in the interplay between the brain and body during art therapy: creative embodiment (the creative manifestation of human senses, experiences, and expression), relational resonating (the role of therapeutic relationships and communication to promote psychobiological states and interpersonal interactions), expressive communicating (how motivation and emotion are stimulated and used in art therapy), adaptive responding to stress, transformative integration of the self, and empathy and compassion towards oneself and others. Each chapter includes an overview of the principle, interpersonal neurobiology topics, motion and touch aspects, practices and directions for the approach with examples of artwork and reflection by group members, neuroscience research, and clinical skills applications. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Art Therapy Theories
A Critical Introduction
Paperback ISBN: 0415836344
Art therapists work with a range of distinct philosophical and theoretical underpinnings, but as yet there has been no single book to offer an overview of these theories. Art Therapy Theories provides an introductory, non-partisan overview of art therapy theories outlining the following therapy approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Art Therapy Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Psychoanalytical (Freudian) Art Therapy Analytical (Jungian) Art Therapy Gestalt Art Therapy Person-Centred or