Art Therapy
Art Is a Way of Knowing: A Guide to Self-Knowledge and Spiritual Fulfillment Through Creativity
Art Is a Way of Knowing
A Guide to Self-Knowledge and Spiritual Fulfillment Through Creativity
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.
Art as Medicine: Creating a Therapy of the Imagination
Art as Medicine
Creating a Therapy of the Imagination
Paperback      ISBN: 0877736588

"Whenever illness is associated with loss of soul," writes Shaun McNiff, "the arts emerge spontaneously as remedies, soul medicine." The medicine of the artist, like that of the shaman, arises from his or her relationship to "familiars"--the themes, methods, and materials that interact with the artist through the creative process. Art As Medicine demonstrates how the imagination heals and renews itself through this natural process. The author describes his pioneering methods of art therapy--including interpretation through performance and storytelling, creative collaboration, and dialoguing with images--and the ways in which they can revitalize both psychotherapy and art itself.

Aquatic Coloring to Calm Yourself
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.

Adolescent Art Therapy
Adolescent Art Therapy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0876304862

First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Adolescent Art Therapy
Adolescent Art Therapy
Paperback      ISBN: 1138009482

Adolescent Art Therapy is an attempt to delineate the issues and techniques that are particular to the practice of art psychotherapy with an adolescent population. Adolescent Art Therapy provides a developmentally oriented rationale for the use of art psychotherapy with the adolescent patient.

Adopted and Wondering: Drawing Out Feelings
Adopted and Wondering
Drawing Out Feelings
Paperback      ISBN: 1577491661

This art therapy book helps children cope with the emotional impact of adoption. Children can use this book's interactive exercises to realize that their birth parents were good people who loved them but were unable to give them a good home; understand that they were placed, rather than abandoned; and develop a strong sense of personal identity. The interactive drawing exercises help children explain in pictures what they are unable to say in words.

Advances in Art Therapy
Advances in Art Therapy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471628948

The new directions in which art therapy is advancing are examined in this book. These include: new populations now being addressed by human services (battered women, new immigrants, incest victims, bereaved children, cancer patients, etc); new methods, with notable emphasis on creative synthesis with other modalities (computer animation, photography, video, and psychodrama); and training (dealing with supervision, handling countertransference, and termination).

Approaches to Art Therapy: Theory and Technique
Approaches to Art Therapy
Theory and Technique
3rd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1138884553

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.

Approaches to Art Therapy: Theory and Technique
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 and Music: Therapy and Research
Art and Music
Therapy and Research
Paperback      ISBN: 0415100453

This is the first comprehensive overview of the present state of research in art therapy and music therapy in the UK. It challenges assumptions about research in these areas, and makes use of research models from art history and music analysis as well as the more orthodox psychological and medical models used in clinical work. Informative and reassuring for those interested in undertaking research, the book gives lively accounts of the personal process of the art therapy and music therapy researcher. It presents the reader with many original ideas and strategies, and will be an invaluable reference book for practitioners and students of art therapy and music therapy, as well as for health professionals who work with them.