Comments on: Art Therapy Benefits for Sexually Abused Adults http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Lindsay http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-307520 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 04:48:29 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-307520 If anyone here knows of someone who has created artwork during their journey of healing from abuse… I am looking for submissions to a silent auction. Please email lredman@ualberta.ca. All funds raised will be put towards the development of a smartphone app that will provide some very exciting tools and resources to victims of abuse.. The Empower App will be available in July 2014.

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By: Julie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-13469 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:38:07 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-13469 It would be lovely to get a few more examples of what can be done/has been done to heal from Childhood Sexual Abuse….

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By: Clare manley http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-8622 Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:20:36 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-8622 Hi its Clare
I can still remember as if it was yesterday of what happened to me I have a very good Social worker helping me know I think I have moved on a great deal from where I was.

From Clare manley

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By: luta http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-6939 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:01:20 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-6939 want to say
thank you
for this website
for all of you
to help me
and eachother
learn
art
women
will save the world

luta

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By: maura ryan http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-6890 Sun, 20 Feb 2011 19:57:39 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-6890 I am a survivor of childhood/teenage and adult sexual and all kinds of abuse. I have been on an intense healing journey for 25yrs so far, having done amazing and very deep work with various therapists; bodywork,spiritual,drama therapy and my own work which is a lot. When I discovered art therapy I felt new hope. It was so brilliant to be able to release and express and even transform my unbearable and powerfaul emotions through making art. It played a big part in saving my life I think. I would like to get back into doing it again as, after years of deep work I am still left with a lot of trauma..that didn’t shift..and I feel stuck in it so my life is stuck. I’m now working with a Tantric Therapist and psychotherapist and she is amazing, so my feelings are coming to the surface big time now which is tough going so art therapy would really support my healing. I hope I can find someone who can help me here in Ireland. I am unable to work due to cronic pain so I couldn’t pay much. Please help.

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By: Ashley Brake http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-6012 Mon, 25 Oct 2010 20:30:33 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-6012 This sounds like a wonderful program. I am a survivor. I was raped by an ex boyfriend and I refuse to let that memory break my spirit. I recently did a painting for abuse and it was such a release of anger. I will continue to smile and live my life. If anyone would like to see my painting, you can visit http://beautybeans.imagekind.com/paintings

Thank you for your post and god bless,
Ashley

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By: Cathe Douglas http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-5289 Sun, 11 Jul 2010 03:28:37 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-5289 Hello. My name is Cathe Douglas and I want to tell you about a competition by the Guggenheim Museum and YouTube. It is called “Play” (www.YouTube.com/play) and I believe that it is an amazing opportunity for all survivor artists.
We could all unite and become a powerful force that will end the abuse of children around this world for once and for all. We can take on the systems that have permitted these atrocities against children to continue. Please feel free to view my video submission (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QOAFo0IVeM) to the Guggenheim. Remember that it is a narrative, so turn up the sound.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and to share this with your network and I look forward to meeting artists in October, 2010 in New York City.

Cathe Douglas

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By: Despina Papadopoulou http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-4523 Mon, 01 Mar 2010 18:57:57 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-4523 Hallo

Art therapie is very important !!

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By: Alanna Ford http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-4474 Mon, 22 Feb 2010 23:47:24 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-4474 Hello,
I am a junior Art major at Davidson College looking for opportunities for this summer. I am interested in going abroad in order to work with rape victims in the area of art therapy. I was wondering if you might have any suggestions of organizations outside of the United States that are within this realm. If you could email me back any suggestions you might have I would appreciate it: alford@davidson.edu. Thank you in advance for any suggestions you might have,
Alanna Ford

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By: Jennifer Spears http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-4229 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 09:07:35 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-4229 Marian,
I noticed your question about how to publish a book containing all the elements you listed and I have recently discovered a website that provides just what you are looking for- I believe. The website is blurb.com. On this site, anyone can create their own book, purchase the first copy, and then share it with the world! You can input any images, text, etc in the way and format that you want. Check it out and see if it provides what you are looking for.
-Jen-

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By: marian ortiz http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-3810 Tue, 08 Dec 2009 11:05:20 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-3810 hopefully my poem gets to u let me know my cell is 717 713 8770 i’d like ur feedback about my poem&or story

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By: marian ortiz http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-3808 Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:53:34 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-3808 i am a survivor of sexual,emotional,and physical abuse.i also am an artist/writer/photographer wannabe.how do i publish my own book that combines all of these elements?i’ve got them on microsoft word.my dad abused me at the age of 5(that i can remember)til age 14.that’s when he raped me.fyi i told my mom in hopes she’d help me.her xcuse was always the same,couldn’t do anything cause?…it took the rape to get her attention.the rape at age 14 was the first time i told my dad no.he grabbed my wrist.my dad was 6ft

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By: Julie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-3341 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 01:01:58 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-3341 I am doing a Mandala at the moment that is a puzzle to me.
I know what l want to solve but haven’t really got all the memories that go with this work. But what l do have a number of reponses/ways of coping that l have been working around for years.
I know longer want to have these restrictions in my life so l am hoping this one will help solve this puzzle.
Meanwhile the family responsibilities continue and l continue to work with the therapy that works for me. The putting into Art work what is going on inside. Mandala’s continue to help me work.
Julie

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By: Julie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-3128 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 04:20:37 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-3128 I just want to say l continue to do the Mandala’s and continue to feel encouraged by what l put down and express.
That is not to say it does not make me sad but it certainly continues to show understanding of just what l am working on.
Not alwyas easy to look at but expressing it in the Art is bringing gradual changes.
20 mandala’s later now and more to come but the issues are now there to be seen.
Still need to speak the hurt but it is there to be seen for those in the know.

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By: Lee George http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-2068 Sun, 24 May 2009 07:04:06 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-2068 Wow what a response. Thank you to you all for taking the time to not only read about my story but also to include all of your own thoughts and experiences through this site.

Art Therapy is a wonderful tool to use for healing. I am currently looking at doing an MBA and my topic is Art Therapy in Indigenous Trauma – what are the implications of Art therapy practices for Australian Indigenous communities?

I would be very interested to speak to victims of trauma (through this site) if anyone is willing to participate. Predominately my Masters topic will be exploring Aboriginal trauma, but if you would be willing to create a “yarning circle” through this website or my own email, I believe it would be a great avenue for healing. In my experience many survivors of trauma, have a difficult time expressing and sharing (hence the use of creative therapies)their lived experiences, so if you would like to have a yarn please drop me a line and I will endeavour to respond to all your emails.

Lee George
FNQ Support and Advocacy for Stolen Generation Survivors
Australia

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By: Julie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-485 Sat, 21 Mar 2009 05:58:18 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-485 Can l just say that l feel really honoured to have found the Mandala workshops. For years l have been “stuck” not able to move on from the sexual abuse and getting more and more distressed. Since 2007 my first Mandala l touched on issues/events that no body should ever have to content with.
But l need to ….
I am now on to about my 10th Mandala and although it can still distress me ….
The movement l have made since the first one in 2007 leaves me in no doubt that l am NO LONGER STUCK.
Some of them are so honest in what they say (even though they are symbolic) that l can’t believe l am able to see the connection ….
If it wasn’t for the Mandala work l would not be where l am now and are happy to continue as it works for me.
The Mandala’s help me say things l could never say in words…
Unfortunately!

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By: Amanda coronado http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-479 Tue, 17 Mar 2009 21:07:48 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-479 I am not a victim if abuse but I have
Been abused during my childhood in many
Ways and I am very much interested in the field
Of pschology and becoming an art therapist
For abused children but I can’t seem to figure
Out the skills needed or courses required to achieve this.
Please any help possible would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

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By: Dr.H.R.S.Keerthisinghe http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-360 Sun, 30 Nov 2008 15:58:55 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-360 I am so much interested in art therapy. As a counseling psychologist I wish to know more about art therapy and colour therapy. Please advise.Regards

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By: CA-ATR http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-283 Sun, 26 Oct 2008 23:02:51 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/benefits-for-sexually-abused-adult-survivors/#comment-283 As an Art Therapy Intern, I worked at a Domestic Violence shelter with women and children who had been physically and sexually abused, so I really appreciate this article. I now work on the other side of the spectrum, treating sex offenders, with still the same goal in mind: preventing more victimization. Please see my blog at http://www.creativearttherapy.blogspot.com where I hope to post relevant info on Art Therapy, treating sex offenders, self care, and supervision.

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