Comments on: Anything Goes Self Portrait – Art Therapy Activity 1 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Odette http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-307590 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:08:20 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-307590 This website is excellent and wonderfully informative for anyone interested in art therapy, particularly for those of us who are planning a change in career direction towards becoming a practitioner. I reside in Adelaide, Australia where there is a wonderful Advanced Diploma course in Transpersonal art therapy. I’m planning on e rolling once I finish my Diploma in Counselling.
Thank you for providing such thought provoking posts. I’m currently exploring mandala art for a personal creative outlet and so far am loving its effect.

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By: Kru http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-60894 Sat, 24 Nov 2012 05:36:18 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-60894 Hi,

I am a psychologist and have been working with children in conflict with law and would really like to initiate some art therapy modules that can be done in a group setting. I find the idea of a self portrait to be interesting. Could you please help me with more suggestions?

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By: Art Therapy Team http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-9321 Wed, 21 Sep 2011 06:09:45 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-9321 @Tania, check out our various color therapy posts.

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By: Tania http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-9320 Wed, 21 Sep 2011 02:26:36 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-9320 Hi there, I am running a one day color and pastel workshop for rural woman of various ages, and I am looking for some fun exercises to help them to experience the powerful effects of colour. As I dont want the exercises to be to confronting, I thought this kind of exercise would work well as the participants can choose how deeply they want to go. But I am looking something with more of a focus on Colour. I was wondering if you have any suggestions.

Thanks
Tania

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By: Elizabeth Dismorr http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-8501 Sat, 06 Aug 2011 21:16:34 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-8501 I’m going to be working with a group of elderly residents at a home, and was wondering if anyone had any tips or ideas on a self portrait project for this age group?

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By: Karen http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-8385 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 14:26:29 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-8385 A therapist friend uses this concept for clients in a group to make a “puppet” with a body outline (no head) to create a self portrait. She asks the client to explain their puppet to the group and then uses her self-made puppet to ask each client “How are you feeling?” “What do you need?”. Then asks the client’s puppet to ask the person to help them get what they need.

This activity is a wonderful way to help the clients reveal who they are to the other members of the group and to discover their inner resources.

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-3092 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 08:20:59 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-3092 @Alexandria: Thanks for sharing…and happy to hear you found it useful 🙂

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By: Alexandria Jackson http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-3068 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 18:03:34 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-3068 I am a high school senior at sussex tech. Our stem project is basically most of our grade. and i am putting together an intergenerational program between volunteer high school students from my school and elderly in a long term care facility. I was searching to find a good lesson to do on the first day, kind of like an ice breaker. I came upon this idea, and feel as though it will be great. Without getting in depth with it, i feel as though it is a way for the student and elder pair to get to know one another to start a relationship. Thanks tons 🙂

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By: janille carpio http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-3050 Wed, 22 Jul 2009 05:40:37 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-3050 good afternoon.:)do you have an article from which you based this blog? we would like to explore this therapy for our thesis. thank you.:)

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-198 Sun, 31 Aug 2008 21:05:16 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-198 @Deb,
I’d go with your inclination here and, as you said, allow them to create a self-portrait and just enjoy the activity and process of creativity. If you’re not a certified art therapist, I’d be careful not to get into the “therapy” aspect too much as you mentioned…especially if you’re a teacher, for example. After they’ve created their self-portrait, you can also tell them to reflect on their art an/or share it with their parents.

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By: Deb Anderson http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-197 Sun, 31 Aug 2008 19:51:54 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-197 I am interested to know if the activity itself is ok to implement with a group of teens who experience a variety of mental health issues and allow them to exolore the art without diving into the therapy aspect. I am not an art therapist (yet) and I am afraid of getting in too deep with an issue I may not be able to resolve.

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By: stacy vittal http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-187 Tue, 26 Aug 2008 20:23:38 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-187 I’m really glad I found this website.

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By: The Self Portrait - Art Therapy Idea #1 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-2 Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:22:12 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/anything-goes-self-portrait-art-therapy-activity-1/#comment-2 […] Art therapy activity 1 – Anything Goes Self Portrait. […]

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