ARTS & ART THERAPY
What are Arts & Art Therapy? In this forum, Arts & Art Therapy will be curated to reflect the expression of growth and inspiration. Art is a visual representation of the inner and outer world as seen through the eyes of the artist. At All Things Healing, art therapy is curated to reflect the expression of growth and inspiration. Learn more about art therapy – healing art therapy & visual art therapy by visiting us online today!

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(Asst Editor: Karen Adler, Dip TPAT)  Karen Stabley is a speaker, therapist, relationship coach and teacher. Karen is an interactive, solution-focused therapist with a tr...
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Karen Stabley, MCAT, ATR, BC
We are currently seeking a Co-Editor and/or Assistant Editor for this section. For more information please contact Sherri Carter at sherricarter@allthingshealing.com

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Editor´s Note from Karen Stabley: Art, as defined by the dictionary, is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. This experiment in art therapy is designed to focus exclusively on positive emotions, personal control and a sense of meaning. Can art really make you happier? You can read the study or just watch the experiment as Julian recreates it for YouTube.

 

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by Hollie Chantiles

“Artists roam the earth with wide eyes, cultivating artistic inspiration as they amass found objects and other material for their artwork. Most do not need much for inspiration to begin blossoming…” Kelsi Maree Borland...

 

Editor´s Note from Karen Stabley: The more time we invest in our creativity, the more we will get out of it. With time and dedication, our creativity can take us places that we might have never dreamed! Are you putting the time into creativity to get the results you desire? Do you need to invest more time in it? Sometimes you need to just carve out a little bit of time each day to pull away and let your creativity run free. The more time you invest in creativity, the more you will get out of it. Try making an inspiration box and see just how far your creativity will take you!

 

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Editor´s Note from Karen Stabley: This is a time-lapse video showing the process of making an art journal page. Art journals are fun and therapeutic. I hope this inspires you to make one of your own!

 

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by Jenn Bender

St. John of the Cross gave us the term dark night of the soul, but it is a theme that has been written about by almost every great poet and mystic. Love and dark nights of the soul, the two extremes of living...

 

Editor´s Note from Karen Stabley: The dark nights of the soul sounds like something that you would want to avoid. These are the parts of the human journey when you lose a loved one or treasured relationship, face career disappointments, aging, illness, or realize the ongoing dissatisfaction with life. This article by Jenn Bender is about honoring these fragile periods in our lives to delve into the souls deepest needs and finding restoration. It is the art of finding meaning and healing.

 

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by Hollie Chantiles

It's raining. Again. So much for long summer days off hiking and working in the yard. The storms have been so bad here...on and off, and then so humid in between. Having only one room with Air Conditioning is fine most of the time ( I lived in Baltimore for years with none at all) but I do wish we at least had a better cross-breeze in the house. Everything seems so stale...

 

Editor´s Note from Karen Stabley: Hollie is an artist who paints draws and inspires others. Her article is an except from her first book. Finding Home Sweet Home, An interactive journal to find inspiration.  Her whimsical images are thought provoking and universal.  She helps us gain access to the parts  that we have hidden and buried deep inside.

 

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Editor's Note from Karen Adler: An advertiement re. arts education that could just as easily be applied to the benefits of art therapy.

 

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Editor´s Note from Karen Adler: Expressive arts therapist, Natalie Rogers (daughter of famed humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers), demonstrates the power of moving beyond words and into the realm of art with a client

 

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by Karen Stabley, MCAT, ATR, BC,
ATH Co-Editor of Art & Art Therapy

It's that simple.... just draw a house. Don’t take too much time to think about it. Just grab a pencil and some paper and draw me a house. I will be asking you to analyze your own image, so it might be better if you just draw at this point then come back and read the remaining text...

 

Editor's Note from Karen Stabley: I am continually amazed at what insights my clients have about their lives from simple drawings, such as a house. I always use a series of simple images at the start of therapy; it provides a road map for healing.

 

 

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by Glenyss Bourne

I began painting the Archangels in 2007 when Suze, a fellow healer had a close encounter with Archangel Michael, in a healing session. He showed himself to her and actually asked her to describe his appearance to me so that I could paint him in his true colours...

 

Editor’s Note: Healing and powerful, one can almost feel the breath of the angel, the healing spiritual colors engulf the soul in need of healing. Her artwork is inspiration on so many levels...

 

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Editor´s Note from Karen Adler: Neuroscience meets love meets film-making. In The Love Competition, contestants were given 5 minutes in an fMRI machine to love someone as hard as they could. Changes in the brain regions involved in producing the neurochemical experience of love were recorded. As we listen to beautiful music by The Pauses, we see the neural pathways relating to Dopamine, Serotonin and Oxytocin light up like a Christmas tree...

 

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Editor´s Note from Karen Adler: A beautiful example of the arts in social activism, social justice. Australian documentary filmmaker, Anna Broinowski, went to North Korea to emulate their propagandist film making methods in her efforts to stop coal seam gas mining. The result is clever, funny, effective.

 

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Lalita Thompson

"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." Miriam Beard...

 

Editor's Note from Karen Adler: I studied Transpersonal Art Therapy with Lali. She's one of those young people I greatly admire and who give me profound hope for the future of our species.

One of the many beauties of art therapy is that the arts are universal, they know no race or cultural boundaries and can speak of an individual's world in ways which words often can't. This is Lali's story of her time as a volunteer creative arts facilitator with Orphfund in Africa.


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The Alternate Selves of the Artist

Sonia Weiss Durga 1929-2008

Art can be used to heal a psyche or express parts of that psyche that have no other avenue of expression. Sonia Weiss Durga's art is a good example of this. She was a deep, complex person with many aspects to her being.

 

 

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