Comments on: Can Art Be Medicine? http://www.arttherapyblog.com/videos/can-art-be-medicine/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Andrew Armstrong http://www.arttherapyblog.com/videos/can-art-be-medicine/#comment-19951 Mon, 14 May 2012 22:25:00 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2636#comment-19951 To me art has always been a form of medicine in one way or another. I grew up in a divided house hold where my mom gave birth to me and then divorced my father and married another man who was abusive to both of us. I didn’t know how to put into words what I was feeling when I had to see a therapist for issues children have when their parents divorce at a young age, and then later when I was seeing another therapist for the verbal and physical abuse I went through as a kid.
Art has always been and always will be the best form of medicine for those that are scared to speak. From children of broken homes to war veterans that can’t say what they went through in whatever war they served in. I have a friend who served in Vietnam and sometimes he tells me stories of what he did to get the past out of his mind either by drawing or listening to music.
You never know what you are going to be capable of till you put your mind to it. Some people can go through the most traumatic experiences in the world and then when they are asked to explain how they feel. They don’t know what to say so they write it down on paper, write a song or just draw to make them feel better.

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By: Lissette http://www.arttherapyblog.com/videos/can-art-be-medicine/#comment-15982 Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:06:28 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2636#comment-15982 Thank you so much for the site. I’m an aspiring Art Therapist/Occupational Therapist and adult student with ADD. Some days it’s just so hard to stay focused, I rather be doing something creative. Then, I come to the site and am reminded of my life long belief that art can heal. I’m not always able to articulate how but it is a core belief of mine for as long as I can remember. Thank you so much for the inspiration and evidence that art and healing are possible.

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By: Tania http://www.arttherapyblog.com/videos/can-art-be-medicine/#comment-15669 Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:49:08 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2636#comment-15669 Thank you, you have opened my world and I love to hear all the different responses, you are doing a wonderful job and an important one. I look forward to continually being inspired. X

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By: sevapuri http://www.arttherapyblog.com/videos/can-art-be-medicine/#comment-10573 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 20:29:32 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2636#comment-10573 Inspiring.I’m about to begin a Pastoral Care job that is very creative in its approach and would love to bring some art making to the elderly. Your website is a great resource

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By: Brenda Starr http://www.arttherapyblog.com/videos/can-art-be-medicine/#comment-10570 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 19:27:36 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2636#comment-10570 This really excites me!
Art therapy and sharing its power is my purpose. I’m in the process of trying to open a digital art healing gallery on the central coast of California.
Though finding the funds to do this is still beyond me.
I’m hoping that becoming involved with sites like yours can offer guidance in achieving my goals.
Thank You,
Brenda Starr

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By: Melinda http://www.arttherapyblog.com/videos/can-art-be-medicine/#comment-10556 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:28:24 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2636#comment-10556 Thanks for sharing. Great video!

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By: Jaclyn http://www.arttherapyblog.com/videos/can-art-be-medicine/#comment-10554 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 13:45:36 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2636#comment-10554 I love reading your website.. i live in south africa…. and we dont have art theropy as something you can study… we have random courses here and there.. but thats it. no books you can really buy.. but this is my passion… ive studies the bible and do missionary work… i also do prophetic art. but i have a passion for people and to see healing. my love for art ad healing lead me to lean towards art theropy… im applying to art school for 3 years.. and after that ill do a few art courases through YWAM which includes art theropy. in the mean time id like to buy some books and learn more about art theropy. I believe that this is medicine. And using my tallent in art and passion for people being transformed and healed… and expressing themselves. and so much more. I am glad that i found this site. i hardly knew about art theropy a year ago… i have so much i want to learn but no where to learn in cape town. Thank you for updates. and this is an awesome way of healing. i agree with you!!! I want to be able to bring this to people who cant afford food. But anyone basicaly is on my heart. thank you and may you have a great day.

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