Category Archives: Art Therapy

Art used to connect with dementia patients

Something happened when Brant Kingman handed his mother a colored pencil. In the three years since Polly Penney, 87, was diagnosed with dementia, she had lost much of her short-term memory and some of her language. So she would ask … Continue reading

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Don’t Mistake Adult Coloring Books for Art Therapy

https://columbian.gwu.edu/color-me-cautious-don%E2%80%99t-mistake-adult-coloring-books-art-therapy

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Art and Asthma

The fear and anxiety associated with an asthma attack can last long after the attack has subsided. Now research, published online in the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, reports that the art therapy showed benefits both during the therapy … Continue reading

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Art and brain science

Here is an interesting article from the NYT about the brain and art from a professor of brain science at Columbia University.: …… The portraiture that flourished in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century is a good place … Continue reading

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Water colors

One Creative Therapy Tool that I use is to paint. Some times pictures of actual ‘things’ like trees or boats; but I usually paint shapes. Lately I have been using water colors to paint shades and gradients of color. Colors … Continue reading

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Art Therapist who also uses Therapy Dogs.

Here is an interesting article about a Art Therapist who also uses Therapy Dogs. Brant Meehan leads an animal therapy class at Animal Friends for children whose loved ones have cancer or whom may have cancer themselves. Mr. Meehan offers … Continue reading

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Art therapy brings comfort to Jordan’s orphans

After a busy art session, the classroom at Amman’s al-Hussain Social Institution buzzed with energy, as children dashed around to clean up supplies, admire their paintings and pose in the decorated masks they designed. These young artists have come a long … Continue reading

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