Author Archives: RichardB

About RichardB

I am trained and work as a Creative Arts Therapist. I have passionately studied, worked, and taught as a hands on practitioner of the Creative/Expressive and Healing Arts since 1983. I have integrated training’s in modalities which include Swedish Massage, Jin Shin Do, Trager Work, Hatha Yoga, Gestalt Therapy, Halprin Method, Group Creative Arts Therapy, Tai Chi, Meditation, Motional Processing, Rituals, Interfaith Celebrations, Progressive Early Childhood and Adult Education, Addiction and Recovery Services, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Dance/Movement Therapy. I currently provide Creative Arts and Counseling services to a local nonprofit agency as well as teaching local classes and workshops. I use compassion and acceptance to create an environment that is safe and nurturing for individual clients and/or groups.

Smoking Weed = less Creativity

People sometimes think that smoking cannabis makes them more creative. However, research by Leiden psychologists Lorenza Colzato and Mikael Kowal shows that the opposite is true. Strong cannabis doesn’t work The findings show that cannabis with a high concentration of … Continue reading

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How Does Art Therapy Heal

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day dream answers

Intention (the problem), Resources, Daydream, Create. Intention/Idea Paper pattern on canvas Paper: Types of hand made paper, thickness, size, consistency of paper (smooth/coarse). Canvas: Size, color, back ground, detail Paper: design of shape, placement, pattern There are distinctive stages in … Continue reading

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Meditation and Psychotherapy

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courage

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anaïs Nin  

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Coloring Page Goddess Frigg

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Meditation has Long-term Effects on the Brain

According to scientists from Harvard and Boston University, meditation produces enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain according to an article published in November of 2012 in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Researchers trained people with one of … Continue reading

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