A “Creepy” Art Therapy Activity for Halloween

Halloween Art Therapy

It’s that time of year again, when the air and leaves are crisp. It’s a colorful time for many and winter is fast-approaching. Halloween is almost here which means Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it!┬áThis Halloween let’s try a festive art activity. But first a little refresher on the history of […]

Art Therapy & The Science of Happiness

art therapy and the science of happiness

Special: Download a PDF of a body image outline, similar to what’s used in the videos. The following videos provide a brief, but insightful look into the positive effects that art therapy can have on people. You can also download the body image outline used in the art therapy activity, created by Soul Pancake. Enjoy! […]

What’s Your Sign? A Therapeutic Arts Activity for January

Change Ahead - Art Therapy Idea

by Dr. Deah Schwartz January can be a time for people to experience an enormous amount of pressure to drastically change themselves. Cloaked in the culturally accepted paradigm of New Year’s Resolutions, this is a precarious time for people struggling with body image issues and eating disorders. Food is not the Scrooge! Many of us […]

Note to Self – Therapeutic Expressive Arts Activity

Note To Self Postcard

by Dr. Deah Schwartz The winter holiday season when stripped of the emphasis on commercialism and overindulgence is, at its roots, about joy, peace, and the changing of the season. Remembering to find time to tune into those aspects during the month of December is challenging but truly helpful if we want to stay connected […]

November Art Therapy Activity: Child’s Play

hands-painted

by Dr. Deah Schwartz This month I want to address something that arises for folks living in parts of the country where the weather is beginning to become more inclement and lulls many of us into a more sedentary mode. One of the tenets of the Health at Every Size(r) paradigm is incorporating joyful movement […]

Unmasked – Expressive Arts Therapy Directive

Unmasked arts directive

The following expressive arts directive is called Unmasked and is by contributing guest author Dr. Deah Schwartz. Once a month, Dr. Schwartz shares an art therapy idea or activity to facilitate exploration, increased awareness and healing in the areas of body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. Some of these activities may need to be facilitated over […]

Making Hand Puppets or Glove Puppets For Kids & Groups

hand / glove puppet

The following art activity for making hand and glove puppets for kids or groups is by contributing guest author Dr. Deah Schwartz. Every month, Dr. Schwartz shares an art therapy exercise to facilitate exploration, increased awareness and healing in the areas of body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. Some of these directives may need to be […]