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Art Heals: How Creativity Cures the Soul

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The field of art therapy is discovering that artistic expression can be a powerful means of personal transformation and emotional and spiritual healing. In this book, Shaun McNiff, a leader in expressive arts therapy for more than three decades, reflects on a wide spectrum of activities aimed at reviving art's traditional healing function. In chapters ranging from "Liberating Creativity" and "The Practice of Creativity in the Workplace" to "From Shamanism to Art Therapy," he illuminates some of the most progressive views in the rapidly expanding field of art therapy:

   •  The "practice of imagination" as a powerful force for transformation

   •  A challenge to literal-minded psychological interpretations of artworks ("black colors indicate depression") and the principle that even disturbing images have inherent healing properties

   •  The role of the therapist in promoting an environment conducive to free expression and therapeutic energies

   •  The healing effects of group work, with people creating alongside one another and interacting in the studio

   •  "Total expression," combining arts such as movement, storytelling, and drumming with painting and drawing

About the Author

Shaun McNiff is internationally recognized as a founder and leading figure in the arts and healing field. University Professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he is past president of the American Art Therapy Association and the author of several other books including Art As Medicine, Trust the Process, and Creating with Others .

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590301661
Author:
Mcniff, Shaun
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Author:
McNiff, Shaun
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Creativity
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Allied Health Services - Occupational Therapy
Subject:
Art & Music Therapy
Subject:
Art therapy
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Psychotherapy
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Creativity
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
51
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.98 x 5.92 x 0.94 in 1 lb

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