The following art therapy exercise 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 facilitated over more than one session, or modified for […]
The following art therapy exercise is by contributing guest author Dr. Deah Schwartz. If you like this activity, stay tuned for more art therapy exercises from Dr. Schwartz in the future as she explores ways to help people with body image issues through her own variety of eating disorder therapy.
The following art therapy technique is by our newest guest author Dr. Deah Schwartz. Please welcome Dr. Schwartz to the Art Therapy Team! If you like this activity, stay tuned for more art therapy techniques from Dr. Schwartz in the future as she explores ways to help people with body image and eating disorder issues.
This activity is based on the idea of transformational therapy and art therapy for life changes. People tend to go through many changes and transformations in life. These changes can really run the gamut, but it’s important to reflect on our experiences and how they affect one’s self…whether it be our self-esteem or self-image, our self-confidence or […]
Here’s a quick activity that you can try: Imagine yourself tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now, 10 years from now, or any other future date of your choice. Imagine how you would like to be. Imagine yourself somewhere you’ve never been. Imagine yourself in any way you like, […]
Now that you’ve read about the concept of Mandala art and its history, you’re ready to learn how to create one and exercise the mandala’s power. The core of mandala designs is the circle. You are not bound by any particular colors or materials to create your mandala art, so let your feelings and instincts […]
Are you the type of person that feels stretched too thin? Do you try to please and accommodate everyone under the sun? Could you be spending more of your time on the people that matter most in your life? If so, this may be a good art therapy exercise for you.
I read a great blog post by a teacher that implemented art therapy in the classroom and so, I had to share the art activity with you as it’s something I’ve been meaning to cover anyway. And what better time to cover it than
This art therapy activity is similar to the jungle animal collage, but a little more specific with regards to you, and yet a little more open with regards to the types of animals. You’ll be creating animal collage art, but
For this art therapy activity, you’ll be creating a jungle animal collage. The goal of this activity will be to pick at least 5 jungle animals that you find interesting (it’s easier than it sounds!). If you’re not familiar with animals that live in the jungle,