Art Therapy Helping Veterans

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They say, “War is hell”. A person never knows what to expect in the heat of battle. One moment the silence is deafening, and the next moment the countryside erupts in percussive explosions with the endless spray of bullets flying everywhere. Sometimes it is hard to tell, under the constant shelling and lifeless bodies strewn [...]

Study Shows Art Therapy Helps Relieve PTSD Symptoms in Military Veterans

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Photo courtesy of The Big Picture “Art therapy can engage the creative potential of individuals — especially those suffering from PTSD. Art therapy is considered a mind-body intervention that can influence physiological and psychological symptoms. The experience of expressing oneself creatively can reawaken positive emotions and address symptoms of emotional numbing in individuals with PTSD.” [...]

PTSD Treated With Ecstasy (MDMA)

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This isn’t directly related to art therapy, but it’s still very interesting news for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A study of veterans that began 6 years ago has caused a stir with its recent findings that MDMA, the active ingredient found in ecstasy, can be used to effectively treat symptoms of [...]

Art Therapy Aids Trauma Recovery, Helps Indigenous Women Heal

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Every once in a while a truly inspiring and touching story comes along. I’d like to share one of these stories with you today. It’s a story about art therapy helping indigenous women in Australia overcome trauma. It brought tears to my eyes once before, and I was ecstatic to follow up and share with [...]

New PTSD Program for Military Patients Includes Art Therapy, Other Treatments

It’s always great to see new progress when it comes to helping those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). One of the more recent developments comes from the Army. A new Post Traumatic Stress Disorder program at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany arose when they realized many soldiers needed therapy more than [...]

Art Therapy Shows Promise in Treatment of PTSD & Trauma

Ohio art therapist Rebekah Chilcote

Recent Research Efforts Identify Treatments with Children, Adolescents, and Adults Recent research involving children and adolescents with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) indicates that art therapy may be a promising treatment. PTSD is an emotional  disorder that may be caused by a one-time traumatic  event, such as natural or man-made disaster, or by repeated traumatic experiences such as [...]