(American Art Therapy Association)” Art therapy that results in visual art such as sculpture, painting, sketching and other visual art forms is a specific type of expressive art therapy and is also closely related to recreational therapy (Occupational Outlook Handbook). Expressive art therapy is thought to provide a deeper connection as used with traditional word therapy by allowing the therapist to utilize forums that are unique to the particular participant and to create a greater personal connection (Occupational Outlook Handbook). All types of art therapy are divided into four parts: expression, imagination, active participation and mind-body connection (Expressive Art Therapy). Expressive art therapy encompasses several artistic mediums and aren’t restricted to being simply visual, such as drawing or painting, the American Cancer Society lists several other ways of therapeutic expression that involve artistic influences
Dawn’s collection of poems, especially the poem titled “Whole Messy Thing”, turn her everyday thoughts and feelings that come from living with depression into a powerful being, a form that has more power than a human. Sia released her confusion and frustration with her social anxiety and bipolar disorder into her songs. “Breathe Me” is written as a cry for help, focusing on the way mental illness makes you do things to yourself that are harmful and scary. Both writers are examples of how poetry acts as a way to open up in way that still protects the writer themselves. Their words are neither direct nor obvious, preventing everyone from entering their worlds yet providing the catharsis they need.
It has been proven as a viable and beneficial way of treating and over time healing young children. One of the many advantages of participating in art therapy is “Art created within the context of a therapeutic relationship is intended to help young clients not only to engage in self-exploration, it also involves purposeful meaning-making through specific art making” (Malchiodi). It can sometimes be very difficult for a child to articulate their opinions but with the aid of art therapy they have the tools and guidance to express themselves in the way that they want to. Even in children with illnesses and disorders such as ADHD and autism art therapy has been proven to be beneficial both mentally and scholastically. It is described in the article How Art Therapy Tames Impulsivity, Distractibility, and Anxiety that “Art therapy uses the processes of drawing, painting, and sculpting to help children address emotional problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness” (Nelson).
There seems to be no doubt that creative arts therapy can be effective for the mass population. Yet, a question popped into my head when I was reviewing the relevant literature - is creative arts suitable for people who may not function “normally”, for instance, those with Down Syndrome? This paper, which the major characteristics of down syndrome patient are integratively analyzed with various theories and art modalities, will satisfy my own inquiry. Hong Kong education context will be applied, in particular, as I aspire to be a special education teacher in the future. Is Creative Arts Therapy Suitable for People with Down Syndrome?
The role of the therapist in relation to the client is also explored, and explains just how important this relationship and type of therapy is to the field. The main idea of this research piece is to analyze psychoanalysis, and the therapeutic process as a unit working in tandem with each other. Overview of Psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis was founded by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). Freud believed that people could be cured by making conscious their unconscious
(2) By building the patient’s self-confidence. This occurs when the patient’s artistic activities lead to a visible increase in his skill in handling the media. The patient then views his drawings as evidence of his successful creative powers, or simply his ability to achieve something worthwhile. And, (3) by providing the interviewer and the patient with a common denominator, or “a stake in reality,” as Gianacol 6 puts it. In the case of some patients this may be the only means left which can be used to induce them back to objective
Mental health is a person’s condition which regards to their psychological and emotional well-being. Mental health is as harmful as a medical procedure. Mental health screenings are the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. It can detect any mental illness that is known to mankind such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, schizophrenia, and many more. From a poem by Thomas Lux, it starts out by saying how he is trapped in his own mind and how a devil is controlling him, and then as he progresses he gets help and starts to see hope and realizes that if he believes and hopes, nothing will get in his way.
Once you take the basic acting class, you will be able to show a more flexibility and range as an actor or actress. You will be able to do so much more in acting like listening and responding to another actor more reflexively and it will sound more proficient in your acting. (Academy of Art
There is an evident contrast between John 's method, and the method used by Dr. Cawley and Dr. Naehring. John believes that in order for his wife to heal she must take drugs, ignore her condition, and resist any urges she may feel, to the point where the suffocation causes her to go mad. The doctors at Ashcliffe on the other hand, "try to heal, try to cure. And if that fails, at least [they] provide them with a measure of comfort in their lives." The method used at Ashcliffe is more effective when it comes to recovery, as many of the patients had enough understanding to take part in the role play, and the treatment successfully penetrated Andrew 's fantasy twice.
Pain is a natural reaction to any type of adversity, yet victims of abuse are usually not physically harmed, rather their mental state is afflicted. “psychic pain…is an evolved, adaptive motivator for changing behavior....the psychic pain involved in detecting betrayal, as in detecting a cheater, is an evolved, adaptive motivator for changing social alliances” (Freyd, 317). The motivation behind the repression of the potential psychological pain that could occur if the victim doesn’t repress their knowledge is akin to Freud’s claim that the motivation is to avoid the pain of feeling shameful about acting upon unacceptable impulses. Thus, repression can be motivated not only by the betrayal, but by the psychic pain that comes along with having the knowledge of betrayal. Further, the traumatic experience does not have to be the root cause of the memory blockage, the abuser themselves can motivate repression.