You may not have heard of Liu Bolin, and you probably haven’t seen him either. But it’s possible he’s standing right next to you. One of my favorite artists, Liu Bolin injects himself into everyday settings. Known as The Invisible Man, Liu takes a unique and creative approach to performance art. Check out a short […]
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…
Photo Credit: John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News Photographer There was a recent news story about a Woodland Hills physician, Dr. Arnold Bresky, who calls himself a “preventive gerontologist.” He’s been utilizing art therapy for patients that have Alzheimer’s and dementia. He claims he has achieved a 70% success rate with in improving his patient’s memories.
Angela Harrison originally left these comments on the site, but I thought they deserved to be shared and thusly their own post. There’s a few comments, but I thought they were very moving. Enjoy, and thank you Angela for sharing your story with us.
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 […]
This activity is based on the idea of transformational therapy and art therapy for life changes. People tend to go through many changes and transformations in life. These changes can really run the gamut, but it’s important to reflect on our experiences and how they affect one’s self…whether it be our self-esteem or self-image, our self-confidence or […]
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.
**Update: Learn more about Lee using art therapy to aid trauma recovery with women from Australia. Here’s a truly inspiring story out of Australia that reflects how corporations, businesses, and individuals can help other people profit beyond the means of money. Imaginif, a family run business in Australia dedicated to supporting child protection, began by […]
Just wanted to let you know that I added a new page about the benefits of art therapy. It is meant to be a general overview about, well, how art therapy can benefit anyone that’s willing to give it a shot. Feel free to let me know if you think I should add anything, general comments about […]