Sabine de Raaf, an art therapist from the Netherlands contacted me about re-printing an article in which she was a contributor. It’s a great article, and definitely deserving of a reprint. Thanks to Sabine de Raaf for sending this along…
The following is a guest article written by Denise Fletcher. Exploring the World of Art is an essay that Denise wrote and provides a good introduction and overview of art along with some suggestions on how you can incorporate art into your life to help reduce mental stress and fatigue. There are some great everyday sources of creativity, as well as some great tips for […]
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.
Hill Haven, a nursing care facility in New York, is just another example of how art therapy is being utilized to help people heal. A recent story explains how the residents at Hill Haven have embraced art as therapy. The art therapist encourages the people poor their feelings onto the paper. One resident, Pat Roberts, […]
Found an interesting paper about the benefits of art therapy for adult survivors of sexual abuse. I mentioned before how art therapy helped Lee George from Australia, inspiring her to start her own art therapy program for indigenous women in similar situations. Christine helps us explore some really great concepts related to art therapy and […]
Art therapy for children can provide kids with an easier way to express themselves since children are more naturally artistic and creative. A young child is likely to be more comfortable initially expressing him/herself with some crayons and markers, for example, than he/she is going to be at expressing emotions and feelings through words. A […]
This is a simple art therapy activity to execute – The Self Portrait. There are many ways to do a self portrait.
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