Comments on: Mental Illness Treated With Art Therapy http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Tania McKenna http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-326182 Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:48:16 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health-art-therapy/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-326182 Having been in a psychiatric hospital, as an inpatient and day patient, over the last 10 years I have had a lot of experience with Creative Art Therapy. It is amazing how this therapy can change the negative thoughts and emotions that envelope in mental illness. In its place I would find relief, a healthy way of dealing with pain, anxiety, depression etc. I have always been a creative person and art therapy has helped me focus on art and creativity which has led me out of very dark times.

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By: Vickie Kornelsen http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-322941 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:06:43 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health-art-therapy/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-322941 I’ve had some success with individuals with a mental illness and/or addictions issue using “boxes” or framing with art therapy. When you take something and confine it to a page, or “frame it” inside a box that item becomes manageable. Boxes can be closed or opened at will, and negative emotions confined to a page give boundaries to them which allows a person to stop their mind from expanding on other negative possibilities, or jumping to conclusions. Also, special memories can become more significant by putting them in a frame of some kind, even a frame drawn on a page. Hope this helps! Vickie Kornelsen Recreation Therapist.

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By: Nella http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-310704 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:40:47 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health-art-therapy/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-310704 Can anyone recommend any group art therapy activities/exercises that might be used or indicated for schizophrenia? I am wondering if anyone has done any group work around this? Ive been asked to conduct an art activity with a Hearing Voices Support Group, and would value any insights from anyone who has done anything similar. Im not keen to do anything too deep or probing that might trigger trauma memories, acute distress or intensify difficult symptoms. Any ideas? The group are keen to do some exercises around exploring voices; I was thinking about doing something around externalising/naming/taking power back from the voices, and subsequent discussion and how it feels to see representations of those voices “outside” of themselves.

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By: Lisa http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-7435 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 06:13:01 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health-art-therapy/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-7435 To Gopi, I believe that Art therapy can be helpful with psychosis as drawing or painting out their visions and feelings etc can be really helpful in the process of getting well again. The question of curing is another all together as everyone is different and responds individually to different therapies.

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By: Gopi Maran http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-6408 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 10:42:49 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health-art-therapy/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-6408 My friends father is suffering from paranoid Schizophrenia. My questions is that is it curable by art theraphy.

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By: Vinka http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-6168 Sun, 14 Nov 2010 13:30:21 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health-art-therapy/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-6168 Art is the only therapy for me too.
I have been working as a sculptor for over thirty years but due to my breast cancer just over two years ago I have had to stop lifting heavy work but I couldn’t survive without art so I am now doing lots more drawings which stops me from thinking dark thoughts but also about the experience…..

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By: Reshma http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-5644 Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:34:52 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health-art-therapy/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-5644 I battle with mental illness every day of my life.the same illness made me pick up a brush and discover the artist in me. What once haunted me to paint is what I now do for a living. Not only have I found a career but the only therapy that works for me. Medications and counselling have not done their best towards my well being until I discovered the paint brush. I am looking to pursue a degree in art therapy soon when I have enough finances.

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By: sarath -Sri lanka http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-4442 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 05:19:31 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health-art-therapy/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-4442 Ancent sri lankans used art therapy for cure meny mental disorders, such as dancing wearing many kind of mask its calling yaga bali thovil and Shanti karma,now it self we use same some part fo the country people “Its one of the aruwedict medical systme”

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By: sarath -Sri lanka http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-4441 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 05:02:31 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health-art-therapy/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-4441 need more informations

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By: Testimonials From Art Therapy Art Show at a Mental Hospital http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-4421 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:57:47 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health-art-therapy/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-4421 […] on people from the Mississippi State Hospital and their Community Services Program for people with mental illness. And while this may or may not be professional art therapy, it sure is tough to deny the […]

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By: Kyle Reynolds http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-3404 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 07:34:59 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health-art-therapy/mental-illness-treated-with-art-therapy/#comment-3404 Art in my opion is the greatest therapy for anyone with mental health issues. I have always loved art but it wasn’t until I rediscovered art that I discovered the therapeutic value.

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