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Art “Therapy” – A Student Documentary About Art as Therapy

According to Wikipedia, “therapy” literally means curing, or healing. That is how art therapy is used in Art “Therapy”: A Documentary, which features five young people with some form of mental illness who have found ways of healing themselves through artistic expression. Here is the video along with a summary and transcript below. Michael suffers from and is under medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. ADHD is a condition in which impaired functions in the brain produces … Continue reading...

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Tuning In for April

by Dr. Deah Schwartz Therapeutic Tid Bit of the Month: Tuning In In past issues of The Schmooze, I have covered many reasons why April is such a challenge. From stress-related tax deadlines and the numerous food-centric religious celebrations to the onslaught of bathing suit ads. It's no wonder that in last year's Schmooze I quoted T.S. Eliot's famous line, "April is the Cruelest Month." But the good news is that some stability is returning to schedules with spring break almost over and … Continue reading...

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Art Therapy Helping Veterans

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by Dr. Deah Schwartz Therapeutic Tid Bit of the Month - Marching Forward If you are like most people, you thrive on positive reinforcement and disintegrate just a bit each time you are shamed or … [Read More...]

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