Being able to work on these feelings and thoughts and the mutual relationship between the therapist and the patient allows the personal change to occur. The change occurs not just in therapy room but also the gained insights help patient to apply this change to relationships in his/her
THE USE OF CREATIVE ARTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME IN EDUCATIONAL SETTING Towards a Definition of Creative Arts Therapy As Storr (1972) observed, creativity offers a means of “coming to term with, or finding symbolic solutions for, the internal tensions and dissociations from which all human beings suffer in varying degree”. Numerous and often conflicting definitions of creative arts therapy have been advanced since the term first emerged in the late 1940s (Waller and Gilroy, 1978). According Naumburg model described the therapy as the release of unconscious through spontaneous arts expression with the roots in the transference of the client-therapist relationship on the encouragement of free association and on a continuous effort to
A psychotherapists is then a person who uses psychological means instead of medical means to treat mental disorders. A psychotherapist can be considered as effective if they understand that mental disorders cannot be cured but can be treated and controlled. Effective psychotherapists also have good communication skills, they are open minded, understanding, creative, empathetic and persuasive (Wampold, 2011). They have a treatment plan, they record the progress of the clients and are flexible with their treatment strategies as they treat patients with different problems, personalities and backgrounds (Wampold, 2011). They also keep their personal issues away from clients.
The Disability Arts Movement is a representative of the Affirmation Model because it helps us understand the ideas and thoughts that a person with a disability has on an issue. It is an expression of their perspective and how they feel inside. It gives support and hope to other people living with a disability within the disability culture too because when they see the art they will realize that a lot of us are feeling the same way. Towards an Affirmation Model of Disability (Swain, French, 2010 p.573) states that disability art not only breaks the division between the disabled and non-disabled, it also breaks stereotypes. The research paper explains that the writings and experiences expressed through the art shows that having a disability
THE USES OF PSYCHIATRIC ART IN DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY Whenever a patient is referred to art sessions, the referring therapist usually has one of two purposes in mind: One is to get more insight into the patient through his drawings and paintings; that is the analytic or diagnostic function. The other purpose is the use of art and creativity as a therapeutic helping hand in the treatment of the patient; that is the synthetic or therapeutic function. The analytic or diagnostic function was well described by a patient in the mental clinic; as he put it, “Art is useful in saving a lot of unnecessary talking…a picture is worth a thousand words.”
Dawn used this book as a way to become one with her inner demons, and to show to others like her that they are not alone in their feelings. The more mental illness is talked about, the more it creates a feeling of commonality and togetherness between all sufferers and those who wish to be a part of their lives. With Dawn’s work, it feels not exactly like she 's sharing secrets, though there are some, but that she is in the middle of the street making pain and pleasure known. She does not hold back and sugarcoat or glamorize her illness, but rather pick apart the being that it is and describe in detail every aspect of it. Depression is a monster, that “divvies, clinically scores [her], into that and this and this and this.
Women’s Body The Figuration of the female body is well described in both Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El-Saadawi and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Both novels show that the women bodies are not their own and controlled by others which it turned into an object in order to survive. In this paper, I would like to argue how the objectification of the female bodies in both novels resulted in their oppression and sufferings. Moreover, what is the definition of the figuration of a body to both Offred and Firdaus? And is there a way out to survive this tragedy in both novels?
Artwork is a form of self-expression from an artist based on life experience, or on something that the artist feels strongly about (Berenson, 87). The product of art can help others with similar experiences but not able to express the same feeling themselves. From the product of art, people can start drawing excitement, purpose as well as encouragement about the real thing being expressed. Through a piece of art, the artist can communicate a purpose, an emotion or an idea in their work. In this research paper, I compare two pieces of artwork; Madonna and child with the saints by Giovanni Bellini and Madonna and child with the two angels done by Fra Filippo Lippi.
(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
• Illness, discomfort, pain, and the dying process are learning opportunities for both the patient and the physician. It cannot be avoided and should be taken in stride instead to learn more about one’s whole being and life approach. • Physicians and experts are supposed to encourage their patients to evoke the healing power of love, hope, humor, and enthusiasm to release the toxic consequences of hostility, shame, greed, depression, and prolonged fear, anger, and grief. • Optimal health is more than the absence of sickness. It’s the pursuit of the highest qualities of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of human
Robert Latchman is a 37 year old man who has suffered from learning disabilities and schizophrenia for his whole life. At the age of 19 he was enrolled in an art therapy program called the League of Education and Treatment Center, a nonprofit day program for adults with neurological disabilities. In 2011 Latchman got hit by two cars and had to undergo multiple surgeries to fix the physical damage. But what about his psychological damages? With the help of the art therapy program he became an example of someone who has benefited from the power that the arts hold to heal the mind.
Through the centuries, art can differ and appear in several ways, but art will always have a positive effect on people. Art can be defined as a way to express what you feel or to create an emotional response from the person exposed to art. Art can make the person exposed to it remember great memories that warm the heart. Artists create art because it’s their talent and passion; however, they unconsciously shape lives and history with their artwork. Several artists, such as William Edmondson and Selma Burke create art because it is their calling and influence others to strive for something better with their artwork.