by Giroa Carmi, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, BCPC, BCIM
I think everybody accepts that making art can be good for you. A wonderful example appeared recently in a documentary on PBS about an open studio project in a hospital upstate. A professional artist with a crusading ambition to help patients was given a big space and a big budget. Easels and artist quality materials were bought. The studio opened and was made available for many hours daily. Patients were encouraged to come and make art...
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: Giroa Carmi's article highlights the differences between the therapeutic effects of making art and how art therapists use artmaking in a way that is so uniquely effective.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Judith Hanna Doshi MA, CCH (Cand)
1. Homeopathic treatment incorporates sound principles of healing, based on the viewpoint that you are a vital or energetic being rather than a material body comprised of organ systems, body parts and physical symptoms—i.e. the conventional view...
Editor's Note: In an earlier article ("When Acute Prescribing Isn't Enough: Whole Person Healing in Homeopathy") I looked at acute versus chronic homeopathic treatment and when to consult a professional homeopath for whole person healing. Here, I'd like to share with you 10 ways that chronic or constitutional homeopathic treatment can directly benefit you now and protect you in the future.
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere:Spring is here. Who else feels the urge to clean out closets and get rid of clutter? Andrew Mellen, Professional Organizer and author of Unstuff Your Life, shares three important tips to transform a cluttered room into a functional space. His tips include: unload the room, sort the contents and reload the room. He demonstrates his process and shows you a before and after example. His client appeared happy to know what she had and where to find it. Clearing clutter is an important step toward increasing your creative energy. Enjoy!
by Sam Adkins
Like eczema, asthma is an inflammatory disease. In asthma the airways become constricted by swelling, making it difficult to breathe. In developed countries 1 in 4 children have asthma as opposed to 1 in 18 people 40 years ago. Homeopathic medicines can be a viable alternative to steroid medications. They can be given as an acute treatment in place of puffers but more importantly, professional treatment–working with the whole person–can cure asthma entirely...
Editor's Note: This is a professionally done video with great color and variation. The therapist's voice is clear and she has good hands for massage and always has contact with the client's body.
Massage & Bodywork
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: This photo is from another of my favorite Facebook pages, Sports Motivation 2. I like this page because the information posted is for anyone who already works out, or just wants to get motivated to work out, from true beginners to professional athletes. There is always something for everyone on this page.
Exercise & Fitness
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Take a tour through an organic store with a professional. It helps clear the isles on what to buy and what perhaps to avoid.
by Bliss Cavanagh
1. What was the inspiration for Sensory Delight?
Drawn from my personal experience of living with Tourette syndrome, Sensory Delight marks the professional development from my Bachelor of Fine Art Honours work ‘Sensory Overload...
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: I LOVE Bliss Cavanagh's story! As both an art therapist and an artist, I view her use of art and the creative process to deal with her Tourette syndrome, as a profound validation of the power of art to heal and enlighten. Her story is a perfect example of mythologist Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey - a descent to her deeper self, her return bearing gifts and knowledge of benefit to both herself and the wider community. Bliss's transformation via art is also a story of self-acceptance, of learning to use and work with her Tourrette's rather than continually trying to 'fix' herself of something that has emerged, via her art, as her greatest gift.
Arts & Art Therapy
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