Comments on: Self-Exploration – Exploring Yourself Through Art Therapy http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Mieisha http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-327436 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 02:38:06 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-327436 After conducting my own research on Art Therapy, I was able to read about the healing power of art. It can help individuals manage several mental, physical and emotional illnesses. From anxiety to infertility Art Therapy has been proven helpful in many ways. Art Therapies success comes from the fact that art is free and perceptual, allowing the patients to use art as their canvas for positive communication. Art allows the brain to function in ways that verbal communication cannot. No matter the age of the individual or the skill level this form of therapy can be very helpful. A form of Art Therapy is offered in mostly all grade school, in the form of basic art classes. The time that each student spends creating art is allowing the time to be creative, clam the brain and slow down during the school day. In addition, individuals can treat themselves in the comforts of home or wherever necessary. This can be done by simply picking up a paint brush or molding clay. Art therapy in various forms is helping heal individuals daily.

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By: Lee du ploy http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-326664 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 03:51:51 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-326664 ‘let what you love be what you do”

I live in Hong Kong , a city of 7 million souls cramped together.

There is of course impatience but on the whole locals are kind, essentially people get on which their lives.

For many years till I retired I ran a clinic dealing with people with anxiety and “day to day” psychological issues in which there is a procedure to follow, although not too regimented but still is based on academic assumption.

I was always looking for an alternative method of treatment where they patient was more in control …..by using art , i think there may be a solution.

Some years ago I started researching prosopagnosia ( face blindness) looking for a methodology which may help with this debilitating disease and wrote a book dealing with cases where I had been able to help people by using art as a metier….essentially what happens when people perceive a threat to difficult to cope with, they create a shadow…..an image in many cases which threatens them, these can often be so real that they person under threat becomes psychotic.

My work involves some psychotherapy , however the difference is that I paint what they tell me they see, thus bringing into reality what they say they see, by creating a painting of the threat , the threat in many faces gets diminished , ostensible bringing objectively into focus where the issue lies.

I am happy ( with permission of the patients) to post some images or alternatively you can Google my name to see my book.

lee du ploy ( Hong Kong )

‘the glass facade”

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By: Andy Morris http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-325794 Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:12:01 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-325794 I started painting right after 9-11 as a way to deal with the anxiety, and now I’m a full time artist and instructor. I know first hand how therapeutic creating art can be. Your articles are a helpful resource. Keep them coming.

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By: selcuk aslan http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-307900 Sun, 11 May 2014 18:39:44 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-307900 Thank you very much for your excellent web site, It has birng us important knowledge on art therapy and colour therapy. I’m psychiatrist and painter and interested in art therapy. I would like to learn more about art therapy and its applications for emotional disorders.

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By: rita tabone http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-307000 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:01:54 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-307000 I am looking for Art Therapy for a 15 year old girl who has FASD all suggestions would be appreciated. she has ADD ODD ADHD I cant seem to get through to her…. and I thought Art therapy might help to understand her behavior as well a means to cope……. She is my foster daughter and I really want to help her…..

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By: Doris http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-15354 Tue, 14 Feb 2012 01:01:33 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-15354 please advise where I can learn how to use Art Therapy helping people in need for their emotional…
thanks a lot with kind regards
Doris

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By: STRAJA LINDER KING http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-12188 Fri, 16 Dec 2011 06:53:40 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-12188 I feel so honoured and blessed to companion with people of all ages and various abilities. I am a registered clinical art therapist and say my gratitude prayers each week that I followed my calling in this lifetime. I also engage in animal-assisted therapies (AAT) both canine and equine. I recently acquired a new pup named Twillow like the willow tree…very strong yet bendable. Together we cultivate compassion and inspire people to explore their inner artist/resources to initiate change and healing from losses. Knowing the brevity of life I am blessed with working with animals at my side and knowing deeply that they teach and guide me with their innate wisdom daily. Knowing self along with cultivating imagination helps others explore their threshold spaces through enchantment, wonder and discovery. Merging expressive and animal assisted therapies enables clients to change through delight. What a gift of presence. Art heals imagine that.

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By: Bernie Daly http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-4775 Tue, 13 Apr 2010 18:49:12 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-4775 The idea of self could also be expanded (restricted) by introducing the idea of location and this could help explore ideas of geography and environment, perhaps where the individual feels they ‘fit’ or lead to a more internal view of location-just an idea.

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By: Marietta http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-4754 Fri, 09 Apr 2010 20:28:35 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-4754 Thank you for creating and sharing this website, it has been a blessing and inspiration for me. I have been an artist all my life,have facilitated an art program for seniors with Alzheimers/dementia and special ed.I’ve have recently returned to school to complete my BA at Antioch Santa Barbara, and after a quarter of completing my service work at a support center for brain injured adults have been asked to create an art program for my internship. I’m excited to have the opportunity to see if this is my calling in life, and if I would want to go on for a masters in art therapy, even though I’m 57 years old. I am looking for suggestions and ideas, have begun to order some art materials as part of a grant. Any thoughts or ideas would be helpful. The organization cannot afford to pay anyone, so my work is for college credit only.

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By: ammie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-4627 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 12:14:23 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-4627 hi ive just started a new creative progression program for young adults with behavioural problems in my local community and this website has been a god send for me to help with reserch and other such misc il keep you all posted on the sessions and if i come up with any new activities

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By: Charles Merrill http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-4074 Sun, 03 Jan 2010 17:09:47 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-4074 Discovering the self. You or your students might be interested in this art project.

http://www.artistswanted.org/CharlesMerrill

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By: smita http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-3790 Sun, 06 Dec 2009 18:22:34 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-3790 I am working with mentally challenged children. Please suggest some activities for these kids.

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By: terrell - berete http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-3174 Mon, 31 Aug 2009 13:17:26 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-3174 I’m an art instructor at the providence center inc in Ann Arundel County Maryland. This web site is good to see, and I plan to use it as a resourse, and I will share my result plus, new activities Ideas.

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By: Rhanoda http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-3067 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 15:38:29 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-3067 I work in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center and I have recently started using art in one of my classes to help people to express themselves. I am new to this type of therapy and could use some ideas and activities that would help these people get to the root of what they are struggling with in their recovery. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-17 Sat, 02 Feb 2008 04:10:47 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-17 Thanks Tomas, you sound like a great man! I will definitely check out your blog either later tonight or tomorrow…thanks for the great comment!

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By: Tomas http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-14 Fri, 01 Feb 2008 08:32:09 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-ideas/self-exploration/#comment-14 Thank you for the article. I think that “new things about yourself” is the discovery of the light colors we all rejoice over. My Modus Vivendi blog represents the art therapy club of the hospital for the mentally ill.
We are weak in theory but blossom out with joy to share our pictures.
I will greatly appreciate your visit and feedback. All your remarks will be worthy gold to me.
It would be fine if we could add Modus Vivendi to your wonderful site. That would be the greatest art therapy, because the flowers wither in silence – the colors must be shared with all for the pictures could blossom out indeed – to give the fruits that comes in putting nice theories into the concrete daily walk.
Thank you once more.
Please visit my personal blogs too. Just click on a link http://www.captains-bridge.blogspot.com
Thank you.

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