Art Heals: How Creativity Cures the Soul by Shaun McNiff PDF

By Shaun McNiff

the sector of paintings treatment is getting to know that inventive expression could be a strong technique of own transformation and emotional and non secular therapeutic. during this e-book, Shaun McNiff, a pace-setter in expressive arts remedy for greater than 3 a long time, displays on a large spectrum of actions geared toward reviving art's conventional therapeutic functionality. In chapters starting from "Liberating Creativity" and "The perform of Creativity within the office" to "From Shamanism to paintings Therapy," he illuminates probably the most revolutionary perspectives within the swiftly increasing box of paintings therapy:

   •  The "practice of mind's eye" as a strong strength for transformation
   •  A problem to literal-minded mental interpretations of artistic endeavors ("black shades point out depression") and the primary that even irritating photos have inherent therapeutic properties
   •  The function of the therapist in selling an atmosphere conducive to unfastened expression and healing energies
   •  The therapeutic results of workforce paintings, with humans growing along each other and interacting within the studio
   •  "Total expression," combining arts akin to move, storytelling, and drumming with portray and drawing

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