Photo by: Rex Larsen | The Grand Rapids Press Before Alyssia Crook’s leg was amputated, she was using it to paint. Covered in paint, and with the help of artist Angie Briggs Johnson, Alyssia used her left leg to paint on a canvas for an ArtPrize entry. Angie is using art as therapy, allowing Alyssia […]
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Photo courtesy of The Big Picture “Art therapy can engage the creative potential of individuals — especially those suffering from PTSD. Art therapy is considered a mind-body intervention that can influence physiological and psychological symptoms. The experience of expressing oneself creatively can reawaken positive emotions and address symptoms of emotional numbing in individuals with PTSD.” […]
Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autismis a book about a Canadian author Joel Yanofsky, his wife Cynthia (an art therapist), and their son Jonah who was diagnosed with autism at the age of four.
In an interesting bit of news, the U.S. Department of Defense is looking into using comic books as a form of art therapy. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has sent a call for proposals looking for “Online Graphic Novel/Sequential Art Authoring Tools for Therapeutic Storytelling.” This is similar to what Mark Hogancamp did […]