The following art therapy idea and activity is called My Mother Myself and is by contributing guest author Dr. Deah Schwartz. Once a month, Dr. Schwartz shares an art therapy idea to facilitate exploration, increased awareness and healing in the areas of body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. Some of these directives may need to be […]
The following is a guest post by one of our Contributing authors, and an accomplished weaver and fiber artist, Aneesha Parrone. This is the second installment about Aneesha’s work using needle felting with residents of an assisted living facility. These residents are typically senior citizens and elderly adults who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. […]
People can change in different ways over the course of their lifetime. While it varies by individual, some people may not change drastically over the course of their life, but some people do make drastic transformations…
History & Meaning of the Mandala The Mandala (Sanskrit for “circle” or “completion”) has a long history and is recognized for its deep spiritual meaning and representation of wholeness.
I love it when I come across great examples of effective art therapy. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I came across a great story about how a teacher successfully implemented art therapy into the classroom. If you’re interested in the details of the activity, it’s
Collages are another easy art therapy idea to implement. If for some reason you’re not familiar with collages or you need a quick refresher on some different types of collages, here’s a little explanation
Along the same lines as the self-portrait, the idea of self-exploration is a very important part of any art therapy. It can also be very rewarding. As you go through the artistic process and creative expression buds and grows, you may notice certain things about yourself that you wouldn’t have otherwise noticed.
The self-portrait is a simple art therapy idea that can reveal a lot about a person. The basic idea with this type of art therapy is that the person communicates, through art, how he or she sees him or herself.