Comments on: About Art Therapy http://www.arttherapyblog.com Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Marlen http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-5624 Sun, 29 Aug 2010 05:11:08 +0000 #comment-5624 Im almost done with my bachelors in fine arts and Im so interested in doing my masters in art therapy, except i dont know what schools they are offering them at. Can you guys inform me of schools where i can go to for art therapy? Thnk you 🙂

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By: Jeni http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-5507 Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:31:18 +0000 #comment-5507 Hi.
I am 51. I’ve been working for more than ten years now, with teenagers in PRUs, support teaching teams and an ESBD school, who are struggling within the school system one way or another. I teach art (encourage creativity, expression and problem solving) and provide emotional literacy sessions. I really want to train and work in art therapy but I do not have a degree. I only have my O levels and an A level in art and many years of experience working with costume design, textiles, and art in general as well as understanding the needs of more troubled teens.
A friend told me I could do an access course as a short route to studying art therapy but I cannot find one. Does anyone have any advice about this or suggestions how I can further a career in this area as I am passionately committed to it and the help it provides.

Thanks.
Jeni Taylor

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By: Laura Dessauer http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-5448 Mon, 02 Aug 2010 16:23:43 +0000 #comment-5448 Wonderful site!! Thank you for all that you are doing to share information on art therapy.

I wanted to pass on information about the International Creative Arts Therapies Teleconference http://www.icatconference.com and hope you’ll be a part of this groundbreaking event!

Laura

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By: Help! S-O-S for Parents | Kids with Special Needs Exploring the Arts, Theatre, and Dance http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-5229 Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:55:34 +0000 #comment-5229 […] parents to use art to help their child express his feelings and emotions. Martin also maintains the Art Therapy blog where she provides not only art therapy activities and ideas, but also other related items such as […]

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By: dan http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-4874 Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:03:15 +0000 #comment-4874 Thought you might like to check this out:

It’s a short look at the art therapy program at Whittier Street Health Center in Boston.

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By: Ariana Binney http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-4844 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 20:08:38 +0000 #comment-4844 I love this site and I am following you on twitter! What a great way to spread the word about the importance of art therapy!
I am in the process of implementing an art therapy program at an elementary school, for students with disabilities. My program, Art for Young Hearts, is in the running for a $50,000 grant from Pepsi Refresh. We are currently ranked #81. If we are in the top 10 at the end of the month, we win the grant and we can begin implementation.
Please let me know what you think about Art for Young Hearts. Go to http://www.artforyounghearts.com to find out more! Please spread the word and vote to implement art therapy in elementary schools. I believe that this is more than just one project. All elementary schools could benefit from art therapy programs!

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By: brendan http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-4792 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 15:15:08 +0000 #comment-4792 wow what can I say I am very impressed by this web site I am doing a briging course to get in to an art course at uni and I have to write an essay on health so I picked art therapy . this web site has been a great help in gathering infomation for my essay thanks and also it is great to see so many people supporting each other in this research. power to the people that help each other grow

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By: Jim http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-4779 Wed, 14 Apr 2010 02:35:20 +0000 #comment-4779 Wooops.. please google “therapist jim” for more info.
Thanks.

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By: Jim http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-4778 Wed, 14 Apr 2010 02:32:13 +0000 #comment-4778 I was fascinated by your site and the different applications for art therapy. In my work in Houston, I use projective drawings. These help me diagnose current stressors and help the patient with symptom intensity reduction. Thanks for a great site. By the way, I explore trances we live in my paper on eating disorder prevention – google “therapit jim” for more information.

Jim A.

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By: Megan http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-4601 Sun, 14 Mar 2010 21:27:02 +0000 #comment-4601 I think that art therapy is such a great tool! I am going to college next year and would love to minor in it.

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By: Lainey T http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-4578 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 23:15:27 +0000 #comment-4578 I’m in second year university in Canada majoring in art history and psychology. I am hoping to pursue a career in art therapy but I am having trouble getting started, does anyone know of any suggestions on how I could get started? Preferably something that I can do during the summer.

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By: Deborah http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-4329 Sat, 06 Feb 2010 07:09:45 +0000 #comment-4329 In case it didn’t go through, my email address is deborahschull@gmail.com.
Thanks,
Deborah

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By: Deborah http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-4328 Sat, 06 Feb 2010 07:08:21 +0000 #comment-4328 I just produced and wrote a half-hour documentary about an art therapy program for maximum-security patients at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC, who have been adjudged “not guilty by reason of insanity.” The film was broadcast on PBS twice in December 2009 and will be shown at the Our City Film Festival (in Washington, DC) on Valentine’s Day 2010 (in one week), where I will also appear on a Q & A panel after the film. I am looking for groups and institutions around the country that might be interested in screening the film,distributors,film festivals, etc. I also just wanted to let this readership know about it and see what happens. Email me if you have questions or would like more information. Thanks!
Deborah

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By: Jennifer Spears http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-4228 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:56:08 +0000 #comment-4228 Hi! I love your blog! You have an amazing amount of helpful information on it! I’m a graduate student in the art therapy program at Emporia State University. I graduate in May and am currently working on my masters project. I noticed that you have some information on sexual abuse and art therapy and I was wondering if you could give me your information so that I can use the info in my project and could cite you properly. Also any other resources you might be able to suggest would be greatly appreciated! For my project, I am making a book of a collection of directives specifically designed to address the symptoms/issues of women survivors of sexual trauma. I thank you for creating such a wonderful art therapy blog and bringing so many of us together through our common interest! Would you mind if I continue to stay in contact and ask you questions about careers in art therapy, etc as I get closer to graduating? I feel very unstable about graduating and finding a job in art therapy and it would be nice to get advice and knowledge from one who has experienced the process! Thanks again! I look forward to following your blogging! 🙂
Jen

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By: Charles Merrill http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-4075 Sun, 03 Jan 2010 18:05:28 +0000 #comment-4075 I think you site is wonderful. I just discovered it through the story about the Jihad being taught art.
Art has kept me sane for over 50 years since I had the worst drug experience imaginable in 1960. I was obsessed with suicide and developed anxiety disorders. Slowly and through imitating Jakson Pollock’s work I discovered self through art. I love your statement about it’s not the final art work but what happens to one’s awareness while doing the work. I believe this is also a Zen Buddhist realization.
Thanks so much. Art has led me into activism which is a way to express my anger while fighting for social justice issues. The artist Joseph Bueys formed the Green Party as an art expercience, and called it social sculpture. He has been an inspiration to my work. Not for the faint at heart, but if you want to know more about my work it is at
http://www.merrillcharles.com
Thanks again for being here.

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By: Rachel http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-3799 Mon, 07 Dec 2009 13:27:41 +0000 #comment-3799 I would like to cite you for a research project. I just need your full name and an update date or copyright date. Please email me at rachrach1212@yahoo.com

Thank you!

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By: Admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-3447 Wed, 04 Nov 2009 07:35:22 +0000 #comment-3447 @Tamsin Sure, if you’re an email subscriber, you can hit reply and I should receive your email.

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By: Sandy http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-3173 Sun, 30 Aug 2009 23:45:26 +0000 #comment-3173 I never ever post but this time I will,Thanks alot for the great blog.

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-3091 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 08:20:06 +0000 #comment-3091 @My Monster: Don’t mind at all…thanks for spreading the word about art therapy and your generous comment. I enjoy your blog as well!

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By: My Monster http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-3073 Mon, 03 Aug 2009 00:21:40 +0000 #comment-3073 Hello-

I hope you do not mind, but I have referenced your site quite a bit on my new “Art Therapy Page” on my blog (http://mymonsterhasaname.com/gallery/art-therapy/). If you do mind, just let me know.

Thank you for this site, it has so many great posts!

My Monster (MM)

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By: indi Jane http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-3040 Sat, 18 Jul 2009 14:05:05 +0000 #comment-3040 i’m looking for grad schools for art therapy. does anyone have any suggestions? thank you for this website. it’s wonderful.

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By: Ann http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-2890 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:29:50 +0000 #comment-2890 Hi, I have just come across your site. I live in Australia and am completing a PhD looking at the lived experience of watercolour painting.
Much of the comment from your contributors is resonating with stories from my study participants. Look forward to following the site.
Congratulations on putting it all together, it’s great.
Ann

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-2881 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 20:33:50 +0000 #comment-2881 @judith: Thanks for the kind comments, however, I did not attend Ottawa University.

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By: Jo Zhao http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-2668 Wed, 17 Jun 2009 03:17:03 +0000 #comment-2668 hi…I was wondering what you think about this problem I have…I am doing an art therapy course at the moment and am concerned about a lot of new age ideas entering the course…for example: that medicine bags (in this case a bag with stuff you have collected from home) are healing…that there really are animal guides (not a part of the sub-conscious-but that they really exist???!!!) that if you image a white light around something or somebody it will protect them… i believe that art therapy works but I do not believe that these other phenomena exist…it is part of the course i am doing…

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By: melania http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-2437 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 12:15:40 +0000 #comment-2437 This blog is really interisting, i am an italian art therapyist working in milan, i invite everybody to visit ohttp://arttherapyit.wordpress.com/ur blog,
thank you melania

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By: inhealing http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-2434 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 01:25:52 +0000 #comment-2434 so i was reading everyone,s comments i realized many of you either work with art theraphy or are going that way. anyway i looked up for some activities and i have to ask how do any of these exercices work if you dont have an art theraphy coach. is it useless ?

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By: Donna Alulema http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-489 Mon, 30 Mar 2009 04:37:28 +0000 #comment-489 I just found this blog and I think it absolutely amazing, I am currently a graduate student for Art Therapy and I find this is site to be so informative and helpful. I will share this site with all my classmates!!!!! If you are in NY you should come in as a guest speaker at our school =)

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By: Ashley http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-472 Sat, 14 Mar 2009 18:23:48 +0000 #comment-472 Hi,

I just noticed Natasha was seeking the same information I am. I am conducting research on the effectiveness of art therapy on a client with PTSD. I will be using the Transformational Self-Portrait activity (which I very much appreciate!) as part of my intervention and I need to include the proper citation. Can you please provide me with this necessary information, including your name and copyright date? Great website and fantastic opportunity to network with other art therapists! Thanks!

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-440 Wed, 18 Feb 2009 16:30:30 +0000 #comment-440 @Phena, I emailed you some info.
@Bethani, The last article written was about a study that showed how art therapy helps women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. There’s a link at the end of the article that references the study for more detail. It’s a great study!

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By: Bethani Zeller http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-438 Tue, 17 Feb 2009 21:51:09 +0000 #comment-438 Hey I love your site!
I’m doing a project to inform others about art therapy.
I would like to cite your cite for use in a speech. Do you have any links to sites that could reinforce the effectivesness of art therapy? Maybe with some statistics or citing of credible sources ie. doctors, psychologist etc.
Thank you so much!

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By: Angelina H. Rodriguez, LPC, ATR-BC http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-431 Sun, 15 Feb 2009 06:29:20 +0000 #comment-431 Thanks for this blog and the plug too. I am thrilled to bump onto this blog site. I think it is a great way to promote the creative arts and psychology. I am an Art Therapist in private practice and I love my work. I recently began a Art therapy Group that is meeting once a month. I am hoping to begin a second art therapy group that only focuses on romantic, sex and love issues. I will celebrate my fourth year in July. I am in Houston, Tx. and I really support all the experiential arts. I get many emails and calls about an art program in Texas, unfortunately there is none. But, I do offer workshops, with CEU’s for those considering a career in art therapy as a way to first experience art therapy before committing to the work. Thanks again.
Angelina

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By: denise http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-426 Sun, 08 Feb 2009 19:28:31 +0000 #comment-426 Hello-

I am planning on attending graduate school for my masters in Art Therapy this fall. I am trying to decide between Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Does anyone have any recommendations or feedback on which program is better? I’d really like to go to Chicago as I enjoy the big city but Naropa’s program seems very appealing because they have better equipped art facilities and an actual campus. I’m not sure which one has better credentials or reputation. Any advice or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!
Denise

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By: Lauren http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-418 Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:23:55 +0000 #comment-418 Hello,

I am currently an elementary school art teacher in northern virginia. I have just started to do some research on art therapy and I am interested in learning more about this field. Does anyone know of any classes or schools in the northern va area where I could become more educated? Or are there any online schools? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
-Lauren

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By: Lindsey http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-413 Mon, 19 Jan 2009 02:29:29 +0000 #comment-413 Thank you so much Sophie! It’s funny you mentioned St. Mary of the Woods because I have been thinking about that school! Thank you for the contact in Houston, it’s not close but it helps that she is in Texas. I will definitely keep my eye on this AMAZING website!! Good Luck, Sophie!

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-412 Mon, 19 Jan 2009 01:53:59 +0000 #comment-412 @Sophie: Thanks for the generous comment about the site and for suggesting St. Mary of the Woods for Lindsey. I’m working on creating a schools and education section for the site as I seem to get more and more people interested in becoming art therapists. Sounds like you’re well on your way though!

@Lindsey: Sophie’s suggestion certainly sounds plausible given your situation. They offer a distance learning program you can read about here.

You can also contact Kathy Gotshall for more information about the program: kgotshall@smwc.edu

Angelina Rodgriquez is a certified art therapist in Houston. I’m not sure where in Texas you’re located, but she may be able to help answer some of your questions regarding the stability in that area. Her email address is life@therapybyangelina.com. Her phone number is (713) 206-8429.

She got her counseling degree at Texas A&M an then specialized in art therapy at the University of Houston Clear Lake. So, that’s another potential option…taking most of your classes at a college near you and then taking the “art therapy” part at another college that offers it.

I would say that the job stability will certainly depend on where you’re working. If you’re working in a hospital where the art therapy program is more of an “extra-curricular” program and has a short history, then it’s probably more likely to get cut if economic times are bad. It’s tough to say what the economy will be like when you’re ready to enter the market.

Hope this helps and good luck Lindsey!

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By: sophie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-411 Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:09:08 +0000 #comment-411 first, i just found this site and am very excited about it – i am looking forward to being an art therapist one day!!

second: to lindsey – i am just figuring all of this out too, but it looks like you can get certified by AATA standards at st. mary of the woods college without being required to move or anything – so if i were you i think i would look into that

sophie

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By: Lindsey http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-409 Sat, 17 Jan 2009 14:53:26 +0000 #comment-409 Hi,

I am contemplating going to Grad School to become an Art Therapist, but I am confused and maybe you can help. I live in Texas with my husband and three kids, and in order to get a good Art Therapy education we would have to move out of state. I am also concerned with finding and keeping a job once I graduate. Is there desent job stability in this field? I read that with this economy that this is one of the many programs that could be cut. I would love your advice. I am wanting to work in a hospital with children, do you have any suggestions on which schools are best?

Thanks a bunch!
Lindsey

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-382 Wed, 17 Dec 2008 04:41:29 +0000 #comment-382 @Madeleine: Thank you for the wonderful comments and encouragemet 🙂

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By: Madeleine http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-380 Tue, 16 Dec 2008 17:33:47 +0000 #comment-380 Hey! I am loving this blog site. I am studying to be an art therapist and help people all around the world discover how a little help from there creative side of their brain can save them from their issues. Thank you for this site!!!

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-365 Sat, 06 Dec 2008 05:23:12 +0000 #comment-365 @Whitney: Try emailing Julie Grant at the Missouri Art Therapy Association – gantja@yahoo.com

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By: Whitney Nobis http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-363 Thu, 04 Dec 2008 15:02:29 +0000 #comment-363 Hi! I recently graduated from Emporia State University with my masters in art therapy. My husband and I now live in Webb City, MO. I am wanting to work towards my ATR but I cannot find an ATR supervisor close to me! Any suggestions?

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By: JM Skirving http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-361 Wed, 03 Dec 2008 23:07:47 +0000 #comment-361 to Jenna Hayes

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-340 Fri, 21 Nov 2008 06:54:26 +0000 #comment-340 @Jenna, The research on that topic might be sparse. If I find anything I’ll be sure to send it your way.

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By: Jenna http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-324 Sun, 16 Nov 2008 19:39:29 +0000 #comment-324 Hi!

I came across your website in my search for research on the use of art therapy for children who have experienced a death loss. Do you know of any research on this topic that would be useful in my research paper? At this point, I am looking for anything as I am having a difficult time finding actual research. Thank you for your help!

–Jenna Hayes

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By: marie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-295 Sun, 02 Nov 2008 16:31:34 +0000 #comment-295 I am a nursing student and while doing research for my art therapy project I stumbled across this page. I have always done my own healing with art from things like singing, dancing, writing and painting. It can be very helpful for anything in life that has got you down, stressed out or just plain out of wack. I am so excited to see how much is done with art therapy out in the clinical world. My goal is to work in mental health and since learning more about the use of art, I am looking forward to pursuing this after my RN. Thank you for the site and I plan to continue visiting and learning as much as I can.

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-287 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 00:25:11 +0000 #comment-287 @Nita, Glad you like it…thanks for visiting!

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By: Nita http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-286 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 22:39:12 +0000 #comment-286 Wow! I came across this blog by accident, and Im so glad I’ve found it. I’ve been working as an art therapist fpr a year now, and it’s hard to continue to network and gain new ideas once you finish study. Art has always been cathartic for me, and I see its usefulness every day within mental health rehabilitation. Thanks for the site!

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By: Aspen Back and Body http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-245 Wed, 17 Sep 2008 06:51:46 +0000 #comment-245 Therapy is a unique medicine system that can change very subtle emotional and psychological states of being. Terror,depression,anxiety, irritability,intolerance, lack of confidence,hatred or selfishness,two drops thrice a day of the right remedy can uproot such deep-seated personality traits. And,in the process,heal the body.

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By: Liz http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-101 Tue, 27 May 2008 23:43:57 +0000 #comment-101 Hi!

I too have a blog on art therapy…mostly focusing on my thoughts, interventions and stuff I’ve been coming across in the news or on the internet. I’ve been checking out your blog, and I’ve been enjoying it a lot! Just wanted to say keep up the good work

@Liz I’m going to check out your blog in more detail when it’s not so late (It’s about 1am as I right this) 🙂 Thanks for the comments!

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By: JewishGal http://www.arttherapyblog.com/about/#comment-57 Tue, 18 Mar 2008 20:30:22 +0000 #comment-57 I can’t believe I JUST found this blog… unless you are relatively new! I have been looking for good art therapy blogs ever since I decided to apply to grad school for art therapy (months and months and months ago). I’m glad I found you! I’ve added you to my feeds 🙂

@JewishGal This blog is still young (few months old), so it hasn’t been around long…Glad you like it. Thanks for the comment and congratulations on getting into grad school (saw you got into a school in Chicago)…Congrats!

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