Comments on: Transformational Self Portrait Art Therapy Activity http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Judith http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-326829 Sat, 28 Nov 2015 07:59:53 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-326829 Are there any kits for adults to do this exercise on their own?

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By: Jon Butcher http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-310630 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:17:35 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-310630 HOW do you get folks in to The art therapy groups? Advertise????Case manager referral???
and how do you keep them coming back

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By: Cinzia http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-193871 Wed, 29 May 2013 17:34:16 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-193871 I found this insightful article browsing online for ideas for art therapy classes. This site is awesome! Thanks so much for providing such a great resource for artists, teachers, art therapists and people in general!

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By: Noor Pinna http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-19680 Thu, 10 May 2012 16:45:52 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-19680 I think this activity sounds wonderful. I am currently compiling a list of therapeutic activities for training manuals for the Grossman Burn Foundation. I would like to properly cited. If anyone can provide any guidance and advice, I would be really appreciative.

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By: Christine http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-13602 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:54:22 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-13602 JudyE – I love your concept w/ the ages as well! I see it as a completely different directive, but I still might try it as well. If I did that, I’d love to encourage them to draw like that age (i.e. draw like a 5y.o. if that is the age they’re relating w/)

I’m thinking about doing this sort of directive a bit differently, to fit my time frame w/ incarcerated youth… have them create initial artwork thinking about a past challenge, then modpodge tissue paper over areas, then do art over top. We’ll talk about how you can still see areas of the transformation underneath the tissue becuase they’re still a part of you, but you can add onto that identity to create new surface.

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By: Irene http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-11630 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:54:00 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-11630 Hey there!

I am currently working on my dissertation about the influence of art therapy when working with a group of adolescents. Most of them have learning difficulties, they sometimes during highschool classes are aggresive, they find it very hard to verbally express themselves. I was wondering if you could give me some ideas of techniques that i can use with them. My goal is that at the end of these sessions the group is more united, they can better express their feelings and their needs, they learn to listen and respect any opinion.

I would really appreciate some advices
Thanks!

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By: Allied Media Conference: Part 2 « Latino Sexuality http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-8271 Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:27:59 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-8271 […] shift in the Healing Practitioner space that was created. I was offering art therapy in the form oftransformative portraits.  I had brought with me colored pencils, crayons, watercolor paints, and markers. I had about 5 […]

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By: Sue G LPC http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-7780 Mon, 06 Jun 2011 13:48:23 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-7780 @Judy E, I think your idea is brilliant and I can see it working with all age groups. I am eager to try it out on one of my groups this week. Keep coming up with good ideas. It is so helpful to read how others use art to move towards healing. Thank you for taking the time to record your experiences.

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By: Cathy http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-6445 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:33:35 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-6445 I really like this activity. I am a therapist, working with kids & adolescents in a partial hospital setting. I plan to use this as part of our “Expressive Treatment” group!

Thanks!

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By: JudyE http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-6435 Tue, 28 Dec 2010 20:34:45 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-6435 I am the “art lady” at a homeless shelter for adolescents. Recently I modified this activity to fit the 2 hour time period and to fit the fact that I am not a therapist. Part of my role in the shelter is to provide, not only an activity, but also a safe place to talk. I had the kids pick three ages with which they identify. For example, a seventeen year old said that he often feels like he is 13, but sometimes he feels 6 when he is having fun or age 24 when he is having to make serious, tough decisions. Then, we took these three number and created designs on a small canvas which the client then painted. During the painting time, the clients felt free to talk about their ages and why they picked them. I felt it was very successful. No one was intimidated by having to draw people or paint well.

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By: roxana De Peréz http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-6432 Tue, 28 Dec 2010 17:17:34 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-6432 I work with women and most of the time their problem is that they are uptight about art.
Making a self portrait could intimidate them….

The tranformational sel protrait sonds great for me, but would it it be intimidating?

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By: Patti Zordich http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-5901 Thu, 14 Oct 2010 11:51:31 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-5901 I love this activity. I’ve added it to my arsenal of “activity cards” that I make available in an art therapy room at a spiritual healing retreat for women and men who have experienced abortion in their lives. The retreat is called Project Rachel and one of the most loving and beautiful things I’ve ever witnessed. The room is open for the participants to use as they wish and I provide cards with ideas if they’d like to use them. Since art is something most of them haven’t done since they were children, the ideas help them alot. Last time was the first time we included the art room and the art that was created was incredible. Once I walked by the room and peeked in and folks were creating, talking with each other. It was beautiful. This art activity should be great for them.
Thanks again,
Patti

P.S. I’d like to contact the woman who talked about mixed media crucifixes. I’d like more information about that project please. If you can contact me directly I’d appreciate it. Thanks.

Patti M. Zordich, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Director/Founder Triangle Psychological Services
Raleigh, NC 27511
919.342.3458
http://www.trypsych.com
drpattiz@trypsych.com

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By: Ku Yussof Engku Ismail http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-5675 Tue, 07 Sep 2010 11:58:56 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-5675 I love to learn more about art therapy. been doing a bit of art with my clients. now training as a counselor
Quite helpful reading materials here

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By: Wizard http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-5181 Mon, 14 Jun 2010 08:10:00 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-5181 in response to:

Joe on December 10, 2009 8:03 am

“I like the way the activity flows from the past events in someones life to the future, that way a person can see what all they have gone through in their life. I work with drug & alcohol addicted adults. Do you have any more art therapy activities that would be good for them”

This is a very effective and amazing project for people of all ages and situations to work with, I myself have used this concept in my own work ( being a visual artist ) one thing i have noticed with others I have seen doing this is sometimes depending on the event in their past this can be a troubling task, with any sexually abused person child or not, things can get rough when visualizing past memories. I may try to alter the first step in these cases, to avoid this.
That being said, I believe it is really dependent on the individual. Some may find this vary helpful, my girlfriend for instance is an artist as well as survivor of sexual abuse as a child, even though those memories are a rough spot for her to go to, seeing her work i believe that it always finds its way back. And in some way it truely helps her.

I hope this helps somewhat, I am working currently on a thesis, on different art therapy projects and I will be studying closely how each one helps different groups so I will keep these findings posted as they come.

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By: Paula http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-5037 Wed, 19 May 2010 20:50:02 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-5037 HI, I am German and got introduced to art therapy during my recent trauma therapy.
If you care to click over to my blog I worked my way through these transformationals self portraits. I dont know how to submit all posts and paintings. However if you care to publish them, feel free to contact me.

Never thought that art therapy would help me so much. Now I am recovering one image at atime.
Thanks again, Paula

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By: angelica http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-4680 Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:18:25 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-4680 Hi 🙂 i need help…where can i find new art terapy exercise for kids?? 🙂 thank you

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By: Michele http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-4469 Sun, 21 Feb 2010 04:08:39 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-4469 I would love to use the activity in my women’s therapy group. Do you have any suggestions for question discussion after the activity? Thanks

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By: Joe http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-3828 Thu, 10 Dec 2009 15:03:24 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-3828 I like the way the activity flows from the past events in someones life to the future, that way a person can see what all they have gone through in their life. I work with drug & alcohol addicted adults. Do you have any more art therapy activities that would be good for them.

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By: Joanna http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-3313 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 16:22:09 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-3313 I really love this activity and think it could be very beneficial to some of the clients I work with, I have an MSW, but only took one intensive art therapy course, do you think this activity would be effective with adolescents who were victims of sexual abuse?

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By: Muhamad Ali b> Zakaria http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-3290 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 07:52:48 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-3290 Yeah..a simpler subject-matter such as dolls or balls may works better with younger children.
However, the verbal explanation need to be given a careful consideration as i find the concept the transformation itself is rather a bit too abstract for children of younger age. They are responsive upon concrete examples within their environments.

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By: Art Helps Women/Children Deal With Violence & Abuse http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-2440 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 20:37:11 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-2440 […] will decorate crucifixes in a mixed media manner on 6/3/09 and on 8/26/09 I will try a bit of the Transformational Self Portrait art you described here on the site. I will use a technique known as thumb doodles where I’ll […]

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-436 Tue, 17 Feb 2009 08:23:33 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-436 @Jane: I think it depends on the kids. You may have to explain the concept in a different way, but generally speaking if they are self-aware and understand the concept of time (past, present, future), then they should be able to perform the activity with the proper guidance.

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By: Jane http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-434 Tue, 17 Feb 2009 02:06:26 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-activities/transformational-self-portrait/#comment-434 What age group is this art activity targeted for? What about younger kids? Can they grasp this “transformational” concept and be able to put it on paper? Just curious. Thanks!

Jane

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