Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies

Author: Laury Rappaport
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006886
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This ground-breaking book explores the theoretical, clinical and training application of integrating mindfulness with all of the arts therapies, and includes cutting-edge contributions from neuroscience. Written by pioneers and leaders in the arts therapies and psychology fields, the book includes 6 sections that examine mindfulness and the arts therapies from different perspectives: 1) the history and roots of mindfulness in relation to spirituality, psychotherapy and the arts therapies; 2) the role of the expressive arts in cultivating mindful awareness; 3) innovative approaches that add mindfulness to the arts therapies; 4) arts therapies approaches that are inherently mindfulness-based; 5) mindfulness in the training and education of arts therapists; and 6) the neuroscience underlying mindfulness and the arts therapies. Contributors describe their pioneering work with diverse applications: people with cancer, trauma, chronic pain, substance abuse, severe mental illness, clients in private practice, adolescents at camp, training dance and art therapists, and more. This rich resource will inspire and rejuvenate all clinicians and educators.

Healing and Transformation Through Self Guided Imagery

Author: Leslie Davenport
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 0307778746
Format: PDF, Docs
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A guide to healing from trauma and crisis though the transformative potential of creative visualization techniques. Tapping into the heart's wisdom through creative visualization is an ancient practice, but today guided imagery is used as an adjunct to conventional medical therapies for health issues ranging from cancer and heart disease to post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction. This inspiring guide provides contemporary techniques for using it to transform moments of pain, emotional turmoil, and interpersonal conflict into opportunities for growth and self-realization. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change

Author: Leslie Davenport
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503282
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Although the environmental and physical effects of climate change have long been recognised, little attention has been given to the profound negative impact on mental health. Leslie Davenport presents comprehensive theory, strategies and resources for addressing key clinical themes specific to the psychological impact of climate change. She explores the psychological underpinnings that have contributed to the current global crisis, and offers robust therapeutic interventions for dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and other clinical mental health conditions resulting from environmental damage and disaster. She emphasizes the importance of developing resilience and shows how to utilise the many benefits of guided imagery and mindful presence techniques, and carry out interventions that draw on expert research into ecopsychology, wisdom traditions, earth-based indigenous practices and positive psychology. The strategies in this book will cultivate transformative, person-centred ways of being, resulting in regenerative lifestyles that benefit both the individual and the planet.

Approaches to Art Therapy

Author: Judith Aron Rubin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317505735
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The third edition of Approaches to Art Therapy brings together varied theoretical approaches and provides a variety of solutions to the challenge of translating theory to technique. In each chapter, the field's most eminent scholars provide a definition of and orientation to the specific theory or area of emphasis, showing its relevance to art therapy. The third edition includes many new chapters with material on a wide variety of topics including contemplative approaches, DBT, neuroscience, and mentalization while also retaining important and timeless contributions from the pioneers of art therapy. Clinical case examples and over 100 illustrations of patient artwork vividly demonstrate the techniques in practice. Approaches to Art Therapy, 3rd edition, is an essential resource in the assembly of any clinician's theoretical and technical toolbox, and in the formulation of each individual's own approach to art therapy.

Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies

Author: Laury Rappaport
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006886
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
This ground-breaking book explores the theoretical, clinical and training application of integrating mindfulness with all of the arts therapies, and includes cutting-edge contributions from neuroscience. Written by pioneers and leaders in the arts therapies and psychology fields, the book includes 6 sections that examine mindfulness and the arts therapies from different perspectives: 1) the history and roots of mindfulness in relation to spirituality, psychotherapy and the arts therapies; 2) the role of the expressive arts in cultivating mindful awareness; 3) innovative approaches that add mindfulness to the arts therapies; 4) arts therapies approaches that are inherently mindfulness-based; 5) mindfulness in the training and education of arts therapists; and 6) the neuroscience underlying mindfulness and the arts therapies. Contributors describe their pioneering work with diverse applications: people with cancer, trauma, chronic pain, substance abuse, severe mental illness, clients in private practice, adolescents at camp, training dance and art therapists, and more. This rich resource will inspire and rejuvenate all clinicians and educators.

Transformative Imagery

Author: Leslie Davenport
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501751
Format: PDF, Docs
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Guided imagery is a transformative practice for reducing stress, healing mind and body, and improving performance. This definitive collection brings together leading pioneers in the field of guided imagery to share its theory, practice and history. Readers are introduced to the extensive uses of imagery, from its medical application for pain relief, cancer care and other physical healing, through its significant contribution to mental health and depth psychology, to its application within the arts and as a vehicle for social change. An exploration of the place of imagery within spiritual and religious traditions includes a never before published guide to the internal alchemy of Daoist imagery. Transformative Imagery will enable professionals to tailor guided imagery to their individual practice, demonstrating how to use it with people of all ages, from chronic pain patients to athletes to combat veterans and for both mental and physical health.

The Art of Art Therapy

Author: Judith Aron - Rubin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135470901
Format: PDF, Docs
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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Combining the Creative Therapies with Technology

Author: Stephanie L. Brooke
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398091803
Format: PDF
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In this age of technology, we see computers used in every aspect of medicine. Psychology, and more precisely art therapy, now integrate technology into their system. This new publication, edited by Dr. Stephanie Brooke, examines how creative therapists use technology as part of their everyday practice. The collection of chapters is written by renowned, well-credentialed, and professional creative art therapists in the areas of art, play, music, dance/movement, and drama. These therapists have used technology to treat patients suffering from dementia, depression, and learning disabilities. Combining digital and musical gco-creative tangiblesh in everyday settings benefit families with children and adolescents with physical and mental needs. The reader is provided with a snapshot of how these various creative art therapies effectively use and incorporate technology to promote growth and healing for their clients. In addition, some of the chapters are illustrated with photographs of clientfs artwork, tables and graphs. This informative book will be of special interest to educators, students, and therapists, as well as people working with families and children in need of counseling and clinical support.

Map of the Spirit

Author: Michael F. Cantwell
Publisher: Hillhaven Press
ISBN: 9780983270409
Format: PDF, Docs
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Can treating your spirit cure disease? Can treating your spirit bring you peace? Map of the Spirit presents a universal framework of human spiritual development - the process by which we construct and then live out our spiritual beliefs. All of us, regardless of our particular spiritual beliefs, pass through the same four stages during our spiritual development-the Pre-awareness, Awareness, Commitment, and Union Stages. Blockages in this process give rise to Spiritual Stress, the spiritual roots of disease. Treating your Spiritual Stress can heal diseases of the body and mind and also bring you peace. Using many patient examples and a simple, questionnaire-based approach, Map of the Spirit lets you determine, quickly and easily: How much spirituality is affecting your health, Where you are in the course of your spiritual development, and How to treat your spirit and decrease your Spiritual Stress.

Introduction to Art Therapy

Author: Judith A. Rubin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135900639
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Introduction to Art Therapy: Sources and Resources, is the thoroughly updated and revised second edition of Judith Rubin’s landmark 1999 text, the first to describe the history of art in both assessment and therapy, and to clarify the differences between artists or teachers who provide "therapeutic" art activities, psychologists or social workers who request drawings, and those who are trained as art therapists to do a kind of work which is similar, but qualitatively different. This new edition contains a DVD-ROM with over 400 still images and 250 edited video clips for much richer illustration than is possible with figures alone; an additional chapter describing the work that art therapists do; and new material on education with updated information on standards, ethics, and informing others. To further make the information accessible to practitioners, students, and teachers, the author has included a section on treatment planning and evaluation, an updated list of resources – selected professional associations and proceedings – references, expanded citations, and clinical vignettes and illustrations. Three key chapters describe and expand the work that art therapists do: "People We Help," deals with all ages; "Problems We Treat," focuses on different disorders and disabilities; and "Places We Practice," reflects the expansion of art therapy beyond its original home in psychiatry. The author’s own introduction to the therapeutic power of art – as a person, a worker, and a parent – will resonate with both experienced and novice readers alike. Most importantly, however, this book provides a definition of art therapy that contains its history, diversity, challenges, and accomplishments.