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Art Heals: How Creativity Cures the Soul [Paperback]

By Shaun McNiff, Hagan Verret (Narrator), Simone Fomhar (Narrator), Georges Balandier (Contributor), P. H. Chombart de Lauwe (Contributor), Marta Rondon (Editor) & David Mungello
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Pages   315
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 9, 2004
Publisher   Shambhala
ISBN  1590301668  
EAN  9781590301661  


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Overview
Presents a wide range of activities aimed at reviving art's traditional healing function and illuminates some progressive views in the rapidly expanding field of art therapy, including the practice of imagination as a force for transformation; the healing effects of group work; and total expression, which combines arts such as movement, storytelling, and drumming with painting and drawing. Original.

Publishers Description
The field of art therapy is discovering that artistic expression can be a powerful means of personal transformation and emotional and spiritual healing. In this book, Shaun McNiff, a leader in expressive arts therapy for more than three decades, reflects on a wide spectrum of activities aimed at reviving art's traditional healing function. In chapters ranging from "Liberating Creativity" and "The Practice of Creativity in the Workplace" to "From Shamanism to Art Therapy," he illuminates some of the most progressive views in the rapidly expanding field of art therapy:

   •  The "practice of imagination" as a powerful force for transformation
   •  A challenge to literal-minded psychological interpretations of artworks ("black colors indicate depression") and the principle that even disturbing images have inherent healing properties
   •  The role of the therapist in promoting an environment conducive to free expression and therapeutic energies
   •  The healing effects of group work, with people creating alongside one another and interacting in the studio
   •  "Total expression," combining arts such as movement, storytelling, and drumming with painting and drawing
"Shaun McNiff remains first and foremost an ally of the soul. Here he offers us a stunning array of entry points into the creative process. We learn how to transform the most mundane aspects of life through artistic encounters and to engage with our most painful challenges creatively."—Pat B. Allen, Ph.D., ATR, instructor at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago and author of Art Is a Way of Knowing

"Art Heals restores the therapeutic imagination to its central place in human life. The creative energy of this book will be recognized by all those who have been touched by the healing power of the arts. It is a masterly work by a master in the field of creative and expressive arts therapies."—Stephen K. Levine, Dean of the Doctoral Program in Expressive Arts: Therapy, Education, Consulting, at The European Graduate School

"Shaun McNiff challenges us through these remarkable essays not only to take on the role of artist and dare to create our most compelling images, but also to dialogue with them and by doing so, to engage in a process of healing the inevitable wounds of being human. In a moment in history when the images most available to us are the most horrifying and numbing, McNiff offers a stunning antidote."—Robert Landy, Ph.D., RDT/BCT, Professor of Educational Theatre and Drama Therapy, New York University

"Reading Art Heals is like attending a retrospective exhibition of a master artist, with its careful selection, critique, and contemplation of McNiff's original ideas and guiding images. In refining and reimagining these ideas in the context of today, McNiff brings a fresh vision to his work and offers a valuable answer to the increasingly incoherent fragmentation of mental health care."—Lynn Kapitan, Ph.D., ATR-BC, Associate Professor of Graduate Art Therapy of Mount Mary College and author of Re-enchanting Art Therapy
Shaun McNiff is internationally recognized as a founder and leading figure in the arts and healing field. University Professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he is past president of the American Art Therapy Association and the author of several other books including Art As Medicine, Trust the Process, and Creating with Others .

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Art Heals  Oct 16, 2008
Excellent book when you work with an art group, especially when you focus on the emotional healing,allowing us to dare to create our most compelling images, and also to dialogue with them.
 
May be - But not here  Feb 4, 2005
Art does heal, but that art needs touch, feel, look, so on and so forth.

Donot buy this book by its cover. Cover page gives you a colourful and an impressive hyperlink.

Contentwise, it hardly gives an idea of what is that art that can move, inspire and initiate the process of mindfulness, spiritual healing and therapeutic fulfillment.

Academic and arm chair healing narratives apart, the book could have added real pictures of what art makes this healing.

A few black and white images DONOT satisfy any healer, let alone the end-user.

Look at the contents and make your own decision to own it or not:

Table of Contents: Preface ix Acknowledgements xv ; Part One INTRODUCTION 1 ; ~ Part Two ART IS SOUL'S MEDICINE 9 ; 2 The Creative Space 15 ; 3 Letting Go in a Safe Place 28 ; 4 Embracing Upheaval 31 ; 5 The Early Work, 1970-1974: Anthony, Bernice, and Christopher 34 ; 6 The Art Therapist as Artist 52 ; 7 Aesthetic Meditation 55 ; ~ Part Three OPENING TO IMAGES AND MEDIA 69; 8 The Interpretation of Imagery 75 ; 9 Treating Images as Persons and Dialoguing with Them 82 ; 10 The Challenge of Disturbing Images 96 ; 11 Images as Angels 100 ; 12 Angels of the Wound 112 ; 13 Artistic Auras and Their Medicines 121 ; 14 The Effects of Different Kinds of Art Experiences 137 ; ~ Part Four TOTAL EXPRESSION 147 ; 15 Pandora's Gifts: Using All of the Arts in Healing 151 ; 16 A Pantheon of Creative Art Therapies 163 ; 17 Working With Everything We Have 168 ; 18 A Review of Jung on Active Imagination by Joan Chodorow 171 ~ Part Five CONNECTIONS TO SHAMANISM 181 ; 19 From Shamanism to Art Therapy 183 ; 20 The Shaman as Archetypal Figure 194 ; 21 The Shaman Within 200 ; ~ Part Six REFLECTIONS ON THE SOURCE 209 ; 22 The Basis of Energy 211 ; 23 The Healing Powers of Imagination 221 ; 24 Surrender to the Rhythm 230 ; ~ Part Seven USING NEW MEDIA TO EXPAND CREATIVE EXPRESSION 239 ; 25 Video Enactment in the Expressive Therapies 243 ; 26 A Virtual Studio 255 ~ Part Eight ART HEALING IS FOR EVERYONE 263 ; 27 Art Therapy Is a Big Idea 267 ; 28 An Inclusive Vision of Art Therapy: A Spectrum of Partnerships 271 ; 29 The Way of Empathy: The Practice of Creativity in the Workplace 283 ; 30 The Test of Time 290



 

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