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Drawing as Therapy

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A practical guide outlining the benefits of drawing as a therapeutic practice followed by 80 guided drawing exercises as an aid to self-understanding and fulfillment. When we're young, all of us draw; as we grow older, most of us stop. We come to see drawing not as a type of play, but as a craft or skill; one that we can do either well or (more usually) badly. But to see drawing in this way is to deny ourselves one of life's great pleasures, and to miss out on its profound psychological benefits. By allowing us to express ourselves creatively, and capture our thoughts and ideas on paper, drawing can be a form of therapy. Drawing as Therapy is a collection of playful, creative prompts and exercises that introduce us to the curative powers of drawing. Divided into eight chapters, they invite us to reflect on different aspects of our life and psyche - our personality, moods, memories and passions - by attempting to render them through art. In so doing, they can help us to discover hidden byways of our minds, find new perspectives on our difficulties, summon a state of calm, and begin a process of self-recovery and healing. The exercises won't teach you how to draw. Instead, they will teach you an entirely new way of thinking about drawing, where there is no such thing as failure or success, only self-discovery and, in the best sense, play.

EBOOK Counselling Skills Theory Research and Practice 3e

Author : John McLeod
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This book incorporates updated and enhanced material from the bestselling Counselling Skills book to focus on the needs of the student. The book will offer detailed research-informed discussion of key counselling skills, asking why these skills are essential to effective helping within the profession. It ensures that students are grounded in theory as well as practical knowledge to ensure they are able to continue developing throughout their career as the field changes. In particular, the new content reflects these changes via material on diversity and nonverbal communication. The book will be a foundation for students across the field.

SLOW Stitch and The Art of Knowing Your Self

Author : Yvonne Fuchs
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A MINDFUL JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY THROUGH STITCH Would you like to be happier within the life you have now? Are you stressed and need to relax more? Do you have a desire to be more creative or artistic through textiles? Are you envious of people who seem creative or artistic and wish you could “get a piece of the action”? Are you fascinated by the visual and textile worlds and want to immerse yourself in them? Would you like a creative practice that supports your mental and physical wellbeing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.

Know Yourself Co Workers and Your Organization

Author : Jack A.
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Dissatisfied with your job and considering a change? Interested in learning more about yourself? Want to become a better manager? Know Yourself, Co-workers and Your Organization will help you: -Explore your personality and gain new self-insights -Examine career options based upon your talents, needs and interests -Determine the best work environment for yourself -Discover strengths and skills you have overlooked or never thought about -Make sound career decisions by applying a scientifically validated theory of vocations -Understand why people behave, think and communicate in very different ways -Learn to motivate associates based upon their personalities and get the best out of your team -As a manager, understand the strengths and limitations of your leadership style Know Yourself, Co-workers and Your Organization walks you through a series of engaging self-tests and exercises to define your personality type within the theory of prominent vocational psychologist, John L. Holland. This easy to understand philosophy will help you find the keys to a satisfying career and rewarding relationships. Know Yourself, Co-workers and Your Organization is jargon-free, non-technical and straightforward, making the information accessible to all readers. Read this book and earn Continuing Education Credit (CEUs) on-line. Visit: and follow the simple instructions

Art Therapy and Health Care

Author : Cathy A. Malchiodi
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Demonstrating the benefits of creative expression for patients living with acute or chronic illness, this volume provides a complete, practical introduction to medical art therapy. It presents evidence-based strategies for helping people of all ages--from young children to older adults--cope with physical and cognitive symptoms, reduce stress, and improve their quality of life. The book includes detailed case material and 110 illustrations. It describes ways to work with individuals and groups with specific health conditions and challenges, as well as their family members. Contributors are experienced art therapists who combine essential knowledge with in-depth clinical guidance. This e-book edition features 87 full-color illustrations. (Illustrations will appear in black and white on black-and-white e-readers).

The Soul s Palette

Author : Cathy A. Malchiodi
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Making art, according to Cathy Malchiodi, may be as important to your physical and spiritual health as balanced nutrition, regular exercise, or meditation. Expressing yourself creatively—through drawing, painting, sculpture, photography—allows you to tap into a source of inner wisdom that provides guidance, soothes emotional pain, and revitalizes your being. The Soul's Palette reveals art's transformative powers. Exercises include working with materials for drawing, painting, sculpting, and collage; simple drawing and journal projects; self-guided meditations and affirmations; ideas for cultivating intuition, inspiration, and spontaneity; exploring personal symbols; and making art a spiritual practice.

How To Draw

Author : M. Usman
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Table of Contents Preface DRAWING CONCEPTS Chapter # 1: The Concept Behind The Art Of Drawing Chapter # 2: Drawing Techniques (a.) Observational drawing (b.) Memory drawing (c.) Imagination drawing Chapter # 3: Sketching THE RELEVANCE OF DRAWING AND COMMON MISTAKES Chapter # 4: Usefulness Of Drawing Art Kindles brain development Assists in problem solving Generates earnings Brings people together Enables one to love learning and be creative Develops one’s confidence Alleviates stress It acts as a means of communication It is a form of leisure activity Chapter # 5: Common Drawing Mistakes Being afraid of shading dark Using the wrong pencil to draw Using the wrong paper for drawing Having the wrong drawing proportion Drawing pets from your eye level Aligning the facial feature Pencil lines Chapter # 6: How to improve your drawing skills Drawing repeatedly Look at other drawings Draw from other drawings Keeping a sketchbook Draw from existing photographs Taking drawing classes Creative Drawing Tips BASIC DRAWING THEORIES Chapter # 7: Understanding basic drawing presumptions Know How To Hold A Pencil Draw what you see Draw often Chapter # 8: Steps Of Simple Observational Drawing Chapter #9: Steps Of Memory Drawing Chapter #10: Drawing From Imagination Conclusion About the Author Publisher Preface Drawing is an art where images are produced. Drawing can be all about creativity. Drawing is one major form of expression within the visual arts. Drawing is often explanatory, with considerable emphasis on observation, problem solving, and composition. Drawing is one of the oldest forms of human expression with evidence for its existence. There are many reasons as to why people draw: satisfactions being one of the reasons, the satisfaction people get when they see your painting of them, the satisfaction they get and the satisfaction you get when you see them happy for that painting you have made, it’s like giving of a gift to the ones you love. Drawing is a workmanship or method through which one produces images on a surface, in most cases the surface is usually a paper plane. For one to ace the art of drawing, time as an investment is required, as there are numerous drawing lessons that one needs to learn. In order to love this art, you need to make drawing a part of your day to day routine. So many individuals believe that for one to be a flawless drawer, the skill ought to be characteristically inborn or hereditary. However, this isn't usually the case; drawing can and ought to be for everyone, it is a skill that can be practiced by anyone. Anybody can draw, as long as you have the desire and will to at least try. All you need to do is to be educated on the vital drawing rules and regulations in order for you to ace this lovely craftsmanship.

Art Therapy and Psychology

Author : Robert Gray
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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Robert Gray offers a thorough and well-rounded clinical guide to exploring the depth of the unconscious through art in psychotherapy. He emphasises the clinical relevance of art therapy and critically highlights ideas around evidence-based practice and the link to cognitive behavioural therapy. Gray suggests specific ways of engaging with clients and their images, such as uncovering life scripts, changing neural pathways through Creative Mind Ordering, and addressing traumatic experiences through the Jungian Self- Box. He shows how artists and psychotherapists can make a transformational difference by combining ‘art as therapy’ and ‘art in therapy’ with a scientific approach and a spiritual awareness. He argues a clear framework that bridges the unmeasurable and spontaneous part of psychotherapy through art, along with the work with the unconscious and the clarity of a scientific method, can help facilitate long term change. Art Therapy and Psychology is hands-on and rich with supportive study tools and numerous case studies with which the reader can relate. This book is essential reading for art therapists in training and in practice, psychologists and mental health professionals looking to establish or grow their expertise.

Drawing from Within

Author : Lisa D. Hinz
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Drawing from Within is an introductory guide for those wanting to explore the use of art with clients with eating disorders. Art therapy is a particularly effective therapeutic intervention for this group, as it allows them to express uncomfortable thoughts and feelings through artistic media rather than having to explain them verbally. Lisa D. Hinz outlines the areas around which the therapist can design effective treatment programmes, covering family influences, body image, self-acceptance, problem solving and spirituality. Each area is discussed in a separate chapter and is accompanied by suggestions for exercises, with advice on materials to use and how to implement them. Case examples show how a therapy programme can be tailored to the individual client and photographs of client artwork illustrate the text throughout. Practical and accessible to practitioners at all levels of experience, this book gives new hope to therapists and other mental health professionals who want to explore the potential of using art with clients with eating disorders.

Somatic Art Therapy

Author : Johanne Hamel
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This book focuses on somatic art therapy for treating acute or chronic pain, especially resulting from physical and/or psychological trauma. It discusses the role of the psyche in physical healing and encourages combining of traditional medicine and holistic perspectives in treatment. Translated from the French text, this volume provides case studies and examples from the author’s art psychotherapy practice of 40 years, including the four-quadrants method. Chapters review the current treatments for chronic pain and PTSD and focus on art therapeutic methods to treat those conditions, such as art therapy protocols for PTSD. The book exposes the underlying rational of somatic art therapy, covering art therapy effectiveness, Levine’s somatic dissociation, van der Kolk’s somatic memory, and Scaer’s procedural memory concepts. Also featured are chapter contributions from art therapists Sophie Boudrias, Mylène Piché, and Dr. Patcharin Sughondhabirom. By providing a unique, clear and concise synthesis of available art therapy methods this text will appeal both to the general and professional public, including professional art therapists, psychotherapists, helping relation professionals, and medical practitioners.