Category Archives: Therapy

Stages of Change Model

The Stages of Change Model (SCM) was originally developed in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s by James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente at the University of Rhode Island. Addiction: The negative end state of a syndrome (of neurobiological and psychosocial … Continue reading

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What happens in our brain when we practice mindfulness?

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Yoga may boost your brain power

Yogis may be enjoying a surprising benefit when they unroll their mats and strike a pose. A new study finds that just 20 minutes of hatha yoga stimulates brain function. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enlisted 30 … Continue reading

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Preferences for group arts therapies

From BMJ Open: Abstract Objectives The arts therapies include music therapy, dance movement therapy, art therapy and dramatherapy. Preferences for art forms may play an important role in engagement with treatment. This survey was an initial exploration of who is interested … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence

I often work with groups using lists. In movement therapy as well as psychotherapy, educational and process oriented groups lists are a great structure for groups to explore thoughts, and/or feelings. Here is a list that often comes up in … 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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