Four of every five children and teens that end up in a juvenile justice system have one, or a combination, of the following characteristics: 1. The child or teen is under the influence of alcohol or drugs while committing their crimes 2. The child or teen tests positive for drugs 3. The child or teen […]
Congratulations to Kiteboarding 4 Cance (KB4C) and their participants for raising $2500+ to help fund a new art therapy program at the Children’s Hospital in Seattle. The money is being donated to Scotty’s Guild – a fund that was started early this year to help fund a new art therapy program at
The latest news from Spain is that art therapy helps treat mental illness. The University of Granada recently performed a study that confirms the contribution of art therapy to aid in the treatment of mental disease.
Here’s a gratifying story about how art therapy is helping older adults and seniors find new ways to express themselves. With a combination of art therapy, religion, and various other Jewish themes, the art therapy group at Village Shalom are finding ways to communicate their deepest, and sometimes darkest, feelings… **The following press release was originally written by Cathy […]
A great story about autism and art therapy I thought I’d share…Although April has passed, it’s still a poignant article. And why should we only be aware of autism in April anyway? Enjoy! Art therapy creates new hues in Autism Awareness Month by Eleanor Perry-Smith Anxiety, over-stimulation, sensitivity — these are regular feelings for many […]
Some people have come to question the use of the term “art therapy” on this site. While there is nothing wrong with this, I feel that this is a topic worth addressing as there may be other readers who feel the same way. One visitor to the site, Fiona, made the following comment on the benefits […]
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 […]
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.