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Cool Art Therapy Intervention #5: Show Me How You Feel Today

Art therapists have a longstanding tradition of prescribing image-making to prompt expression of feelings, often by asking people to draw, paint, or sculpt “how you feel.” It’s one of the fundamental approaches in the field that distinguishes art thera…

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Cool Art Therapy Intervention #6: Mandala Drawing

A circular form in art is often referred to as a “mandala” and is also known as a “sacred circle.” Mandalas evoke the cycles of nature, personal and universal symbols, ritual, transcendence, and wholeness. It’s a magic circle that can both soothe and i…

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Cool Art Therapy Intervention #8: Mask Making

Masks are worn for performance, entertainment, disguise, concealment, or protection. They have been around since ancient times and have been used in ceremony, storytelling, and dramatic enactment. Making a mask invites you to explore the persona you re…

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Cool Art Therapy Intervention #10: Magazine Photo Collage

Those magazine picture clippings you have been saving in a drawer might just mean more than you think. And it’s related to the first installment of the “ten coolest art therapy interventions.” Primary Topic:  …

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Did Art Therapy Fail to Rehab Terrorists? Oh, Come On

Over the past several days, major media outlets have cited art therapy as a source of failed rehabilitation for two former Gitmo detainees who are allegedly connected to the recent bomb attempt on Northwest Flight 253. While the rehab program included …

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