Nov 9, 2005

0ff spring Posted by Picasa art therapy links: Carol Es & art therapy----The Arts in Therapy news---art from the heart weblog-----Art therapy is based on the belief that the creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life-enhancing. Through creating art and talking about art and the process of art making with an art therapist, one can increase awareness of self, cope with symptoms, stress, and traumatic experiences, enhance cognitive abilities, and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of artistic creativity----Art more than just a cure-----We believe in the power of the arts to enable our basic human need for expression.Our mission is to improve the quality of life of under-served individuals with disabilities, through the expressive arts------We use art-making as a metaphor for exploring personal and cultural behavioral patterns. The power and speed of personal growth is dramatically increased when you engage images from the unconscious. As you step aside and let the images come through, the images themselves become the agents of transformation. Through creativity, the soul instinctively heals itself-----PsyArt is an online, peer-reviewed journal featuring articles using a psychological approach to the arts----Art therapy uses the creation or viewing of art to help people discover and express their feelings. Unlike art for art's sake, which focuses on the finished piece, art therapy focuses on the process of creation itself---Art therapy is the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience illness, trauma, or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development. Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can increase awareness of self and others, cope with symptoms, stress, and traumatic experiences; enhance cognitive abilities; and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art----touch drawing-----The ultimate play therapy dollhouse!" ----Art Therapy in Neurology was established in order to promote an understanding of the particular issues associated with working with clients who have neurological problems-----The term “art therapy” may conjure up images of actor Jack Nicholson reluctantly making pipe cleaner sculptures in the classic film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Not surprisingly, there’s a great deal more to this creative form of therapy.---Art As a Healing Force Web----MANDALA: The word "Mandala" in the ancient Sanskrit language means " center" or "periphery". It is the inclusion of everything in the universe; something without beginning or end that indicates the higher and the lower and other possibilities of the soul upon which one may choose to meditate.----According to Buddhist scripture, sand mandalas transmit positive energies to the environment and to the people who view them. While constructing a mandala, Buddhist monks chant and meditate to invoke the divine energies of the deities residing within the mandala. The monks then ask for the deities' healing blessings. A mandala's healing power extends to the whole world even before it is swept up and dispersed into flowing water—a further expression of sharing the mandala's blessings with all ----Mandala : Luminous Symbols for Healing (Paperback)--Art, Emotion and Cultural Expression in Ecoworks----art/Mental Health Resources links


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