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.

Cultural Factors in Psychiatric Care: Focus on Asian Mental Health

Dr. Descartes Li explores the ways that culture influences mental health. He looks at the effects of cultural identify and the models of illness. He also explores the stressors and supports and the elements of the relationship with the clinicians … Continue reading

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healthy sick

  “It’s not healthy to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society” Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Downy Woodpecker Coloring Page

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Asanas that chase away the blues

Nice article from the Times of India, citing research using Yoga Asanas: Among the many clinical researches being conducted at Nimhans , one involved patients of an old-age home who were exposed to six months of yoga therapy. MRI scans … Continue reading

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Relaxation

I started engaging in relaxation tools as a teenage in the mid 1970’s when I first started practicing Hatha and Raja Yoga. After 38 years I can say with confidence that it works for me. Since 1983 amongst other things … Continue reading

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Chalcedon Checkerspot Coloring Page

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Meditation for as short as 8 weeks can change your brain

Participants in the study spent close to a half-hour every day meditating or practicing some other mindfulness exercise (notable because most people associate meditation with sitting and thinking quietly, and that’s not the only type of exercise done in the … Continue reading

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