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Imagination In Action

Author: Shaun McNiff
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834801973
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He’s spent a career helping people access their creative potential, and now Shaun McNiff is sharing the secrets he’s learned from observing his own creative process as well as that of others—both those who identify as artists and those who don’t. The result is nothing less than a master class in creativity by one of the great creative theorists—and practitioners—of our time. "This is intended as a practical text," Shaun says, "a creativity primer, striving to capture the essential things that have been of use to me and others." The wealth of instruction he provides here in these essential things will be indispensable to artists of all stripes, as well as to all who strive to express themselves with honesty and authenticity using any of the media life makes available.

New Developments In Expressive Arts Therapy

Author: Stephen K. Levine
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505323
Size: 18.36 MB
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This collection reflects on the theory and application of expressive arts today in therapy, education, research and social and ecological change. Bringing the understanding of expressive arts into its contemporary theoretical framework, the book reveals the expansion of the field from its initial focus on therapy alone into a diverse range of other areas of interest to therapists, educators, researchers and those interested in working for social and ecological change. The book also contains a selection of discursive writing, poetry and visual art, highlighting the importance of keeping artistic creativity at the heart of the field. With contributions from pioneering arts therapists, this will be vital reading for arts therapists and students in the field today.

Environmental Expressive Therapies

Author: Alexander Kopytin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315310449
Size: 68.71 MB
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Environmental Expressive Therapies contributes to the emerging phenomenon of eco-arts therapy by highlighting the work that international expressive arts therapists have accomplished to establish a framework for incorporating nature as a partner in creative/expressive arts therapy practices. Each of the contributors explores a particular specialization and outlines the implementation of multi-professional and multi-modal "earth-based" creative/expressive interventions that practitioners can use in their daily work with patients with various clinical needs. Different forms of creative/expressive practices—such as creative writing, play therapy techniques, visual arts, expressive music, dramatic performances, and their combinations with wilderness and animal-assisted therapy—are included in order to maximize the spectrum of treatment options. Environmental Expressive Therapies represents a variety of practical approaches and tools for therapists to use to achieve multiple treatment goals and promote sustainable lifestyles for individuals, families, and communities.

Art Based Supervision

Author: Barbara J. Fish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317601637
Size: 18.12 MB
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Art-Based Supervision is a unique text for graduate supervision classes and seminars as well as a resource for post-graduate supervisors and practitioners. It offers a new view of supervision, one that incorporates both images and words as tools to investigate and communicate the interactions that occur in therapy and in the systems in which clinicians work. The fundamental principles of supervision provided in the book are useful for anyone interested in exploring the use of images to support reflection, understanding, and empathy in their work. Full-color images further enrich the narrative. In addition to supervision courses, Art-based Supervision may be used for introductory art therapy, psychology, social work, and counseling courses for readers interested in a broad range of intimate examples of the challenges of therapeutic work and the use of response art to grasp nuanced communication.

A Journey In The Moon Balloon

Author: Joan Drescher
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 178450100X
Size: 70.12 MB
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Take a journey in a hot air balloon to see the world differently. Open your heart, drop your fears, relax and get in touch with your feelings. This colorfully illustrated interactive journal with a delightful story line has been used to help children of all ages express their emotions and feel better about themselves and the world through writing, drawing, and symbols. This fully updated and expanded edition is overflowing with new stories and activities to unleash creative expression and allow images to do the talking. A Journey in The Moon Balloon® is an indispensable tool for parents, teachers, counsellors, art therapists, health care professionals and all those concerned with bringing emotional healing to children.

Wie Ich Die Dinge Geregelt Kriege

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492972314
Size: 28.99 MB
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Eigentlich sollte man längst bei einem Termin sein, doch dann klingelt das Handy und das E-Mail-Postfach quillt auch schon wieder über. Für Sport und Erholung bleibt immer weniger Zeit und am Ende resigniert man ausgebrannt, unproduktiv und völlig gestresst. Doch das muss nicht sein. Denn je entspannter wir sind, desto kreativer und produktiver werden wir. Mit David Allens einfacher und anwendungsorientierter Methode wird beides wieder möglich: effizient zu arbeiten und die Freude am Leben zurückzugewinnen.

Kunst Und Angst Feststellungen Uber Die Gefahren Und Belohnungen Des Kunstschaffens

Author: David Bayles
Publisher: Samuel Wachtman's Sons, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781888820751
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Ubersetzung der amerikanischen Originalausgabe von Art & Fear Ein Uberlebenshandbuch fur den Kunstler von David Bayles & Ted Orland Worum geht es bei Kunst? Wohin bewegt sie sich? Welche Widerstande gibt es? DAS SIND DIE FRAGEN, AUF DIE ES ANKOMMT, wiederkehrende Fragen, die sich in jedem Stadium der kunstlerischen Entwicklung stellen. Sie sind der Ursprung fur dieses Kompendium scharfsinniger Beobachtungen. Kunst & Angst erforscht, wie Kunst geschaffen wird, die Grunde, warum Kunstwerke oft nicht entstehen und die Art der Schwierigkeiten, die so viele Kunstler dazu bringt, auf der Wegstrecke aufzugeben. Dieses Buch handelt davon, was du fuhlst, wenn du in deinem Atelier oder im Lehrsaal sitzt, du an der Topferscheibe oder am Keyboard, vor der Staffelei oder hinter deiner Kamera stehst und du versuchst, das Werk, das dir bestimmt ist, zu schaffen. Es geht darum, dass du deine Zukunft in die Hand nimmst, den Freien Willen uber Vorherbestimmung, die Wahl vor den Zufall stellst. Es geht darum, dein eigenes Werk zu finden."

Es Ist Nie Zu Sp T Neu Anzufangen

Author: Julia Cameron
Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook
ISBN: 3426442515
Size: 39.18 MB
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Seit fünfundzwanzig Jahren inspiriert Julia Cameron mit ihrem Weltbestseller „Der Weg des Künstlers“ Millionen von Menschen, ihre Kreativität zu leben. Die bekannte Seminarleiterin stellt nun ein neues 12-Wochen-Programm vor, mit dem es gelingt, nach dem Arbeitsleben endlich lang gehegte Träume zu verwirklichen. Ihr Lebenshilfe-Ratgeber ermöglicht in zwölf Kapiteln, Altes loszulassen und noch einmal einen Neuanfang zu wagen. Für die damit verbundene Lebensrückschau wird die eigene Lebenszeit durch zwölf geteilt, und man beschäftigt sich jede Woche mit einem Lebensabschnitt. Diese Bilanz, die wöchentlich in einem Memoir zusammengefasst wird, ist die Basis, um wirklich Frieden mit der Vergangenheit zu schließen und frei zu werden für einen Neuanfang. Julia Cameron, die selbst 65 ist, wendet ihre erfolgreichen und bewährten Tools für mehr Kreativität mit viel Know-how auf die besondere Situation der Best-Ager an: das handschriftliche Schreiben von drei Seiten am Morgen, Kreativ-Tage, Inspirations-Spaziergänge. Eine Fülle inspirierender Fallgeschichten erzählt von Menschen, die in der Rente angefangen haben Klavier zu spielen, zu malen oder in ferne Länder zu reisen. Sie machen Mut und zeigen, wie lebenserfüllend es ist, wenn man auf seine innere Stimme hört und sich selbst verwirklicht. Wenn nicht jetzt, wann dann?

There Is No Need To Talk About This

Author: Karen O. Wallace
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463000011
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The mystery of Art Therapy is demystified in this book as the author offers an illuminating glimpse into her therapy practice. The author is deeply immersed in her own creative process and the respect, delicacy, and understanding that she provides her clients shines through. The poems embrace the painful aspects of her clients’ lives and show how by working skillfully and creatively with trauma, abuse and mental illness, her clients move forward into joy, well-being and wholeness. Her poetic reflections move us to appreciate how art can be used as an instrument of transformation by travelling through landscapes where words cannot go. “Art is unique in its ability to embrace and communicate complex, deep, and subtle aspects of emotional experience. And often the best way to reflect upon and understand these artistic processes is to respond to them with more, in the same medium or a different one. Karen Wallace convincingly does both in There Is No Need to Talk about This: Poetic Inquiry from the Art Therapy Studio. Artistic expressions and images are apt to be a few steps ahead of the analytic mind’s way of sorting things out. As an art therapist, she responds to visual imagery and studio environment by writing poems. Aligned with how perception and sensibility work, this language arguably offers a fuller sense of multifaceted processes of arts therapy than conventional clinical narratives. Poems hold contradictions, pare down excess verbiage, distill seeds, and ‘speak/The thoughts of humanness that mattered.’ This book will help therapists and researchers gain a more complete comprehension of their work and do something creative and life enhancing with the feelings it generates in them – living the process themselves as the most reliable way to bring it to others.” – Shaun McNiff is Lesley University’s first University Professor and author of many books including Imagination in Action: Secrets for Unleashing Creative Expression and Art as Research “Karen Wallace’s There Is No Need to Talk about This: Poetic Inquiry from the Art Therapy Studio is a profoundly moving work, therapeutic, evocative, wise, tender, feeling. It is painfully evocative in its words and imagery. There are lessons here for any reader who has ever had to look deeply into the darkness that lurks beneath the traumas of daily life. Karen Wallace teaches all of how to heal, how to love, how to move forward with dignity, and courage.” – Norman Denzin, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Editor of Qualitative Inquiry and International Review of Qualitative Research “Our son Connor has autism and he saw Karen Wallace for art therapy for several years as a teen. Once he said, ‘Karen is the only one who understands me.’ She worked through many issues with him and helped us as parents decode his obsession with monsters. This book provides a glimpse into the genuine caring that Karen Wallace feels for every client lucky enough to see her.” – Kellie Garrett, ACC, MC, ICD.D, Speaker ~ Coach ~ Strategist