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 […]
Below is a clip from the HBO documentary about eating disorders, THIN. THIN explores the Renfrew Center, a residential facility that treats women with eating disorders. The clip is from an art therapy session with a girl named Alisa. It’s an interesting glimpse into an art therapy session with a professional art therapist and showcases one of […]
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 […]
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.
Tracy’s Kids 2008 Red Carpet Fundraiser Raises Awareness of Art Therapy with Children with Cancer On the evening of Tuesday, February 12, 2008–right in the heart of Hollywood’s awards season–Tracy’s Kids 2008 Red Carpet Fundraiser was held at the Regal Theatre Gallery Place to showcase movies nominated for the film world’s most prestigious awards. It […]
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 […]
Celebrate the healing arts this spring! Creative Arts Therapy Week 2008 Saturday, March 9 thru Saturday, March 15 Registration Form (PDF) Email form to: firstname.lastname@example.org Throughout the United States, during the second