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 […]
The Greater Binghamton Health Center (GBHC) hosts an annual art exhibit of patient and staff work. Art therapist Wendi Boettcher explains the power of art therapy (video is below):
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.
Another great article, this one is about Art Therapy and it’s gradual recognition and acceptance. Although it is becoming more and more acknolwedged and accepted, there is still a long ways to go… You Gotta Have Art Patients Benefit From Creative Expression By Carol Strickland – Special to The Washington Post As health-care costs skyrocket, a down-to-earth […]
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.
A very inspiring story from Kansas about how cancer patients at St. Luke’s Hospital are using art therapy to help understand and relieve emotional distress that comes with their illness…
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 […]
Are you the type of person that feels stretched too thin? Do you try to please and accommodate everyone under the sun? Could you be spending more of your time on the people that matter most in your life? If so, this may be a good art therapy exercise for you.
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 […]