Art Therapy Books for Painters

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Order From Crisis to
Creativity: Taking Advantage
of Adversity

 

From Crisis to Creativity: Taking Advantage of Adversity
by Gail Carr Feldman, PhD. Paperback, 264 pages.
In times of crisis, grief or loss, this book will be your best friend. "From Crisis to Creativity" deals with how to transform the energy focused on life crises into creative self-expression and has been a tremendous help to me in coping with the events in my personal life over the last few months. I highly recommend anyone dealing with any kind of personal tragedy or loss to get a copy of this book.

 


Order The Art Therapy
Sourcebook

 

The Art Therapy Sourcebook
by Cathy A. Malchiodi. Paperback, 272 pages. Art has always been used to chronicle and portray a wide range of emotions and experiences, from profound joy to the deepest sorrow, from triumph to trauma. Since our earliest recorded history, art has also served as a means of reparation, rehabilitation, and transformation, and has been used to restore physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Through art making as therapy you may find relief from overwhelming emotions, crises, or trauma, discover insights about yourself, achieve an increased sense of well-being, enrich your daily life, or experience personal change. It is way to make sense of that which is painful, to create personal meaning, to enhance wellness, and to become whole. This book will provide you with an overview of the field of art therapy and explain the power of art making for personal growth, insight, and transformation.

 


Order Art and Healing:
Using Expressive Art to Heal
your Body, Mind and Spirit

 

Art and Healing: Using Expressive Art to Heal your Body, Mind and Spirit
by Barbara Ganim. Paperback, 240 pages. Chapters in this book include "The Power of Art to Heal," "Expressing Emotions Through Imagery," and "Transformation of the Spirit." Excellent resource and overview for anyone interested in this powerful new field of art as a force for healing.

 


Order Art Is a Way
of Knowing

 

Art is a Way of Knowing
by Pat B. Allen. Paperback, 204 pages.
With practical exercises, inspirational guidance and the author's own experiences as an artist and art therapist, this book shows how creativity can be a path to self dicovery. Allen includes information on materials and methods, plus ideas for projects using art to help express emotions.

 


Order The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

 

The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing
by Natalie H. Rogers. Paperback, 262 pages.
The Creative Connection® is a process which interweaves movement, sound, art, writing, and guided imagery to tap into the deep wellspring of creativity within each of us. You will find this book clear, helpful and stimulating to awaken your creativity. Also recommended for counselors and therapists who want to learn how to use expressive arts with their clients.
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