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This resource comprises a collection of accessible, flexible, tried-and-tested activities for use with people in a range of care settings, to help them explore their knowledge of themselves and to make sense of their experiences. Among the issues addressed by the activities are exploring physical changes, emotional trauma, interpersonal problems and spiritual dilemmas. Featuring individual and group activities of varying difficulty, including card making, painting to music, meditation, and body mapping, it also includes real-life anecdotes that bring the techniques to life. "The Expressive Arts Activity Book" is full of fun, easy, creative ideas for workers in hospitals, clinics, schools, hospices, spiritual and religious settings, and in private practice.
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Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction. 1. Why Art? 2. Who Should Use This Book? 3. Everything You Need to Know about Art Materials. 4. Presence, Presence, Presence. 5. Ready, Steady, Go. 6. Notes from the Practice. 7. The Activities. Appendix A. Patterns and Projects. Appendix B. History. Appendix C. Associations and Professional Organizations. Appendix D. References. Index

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Accessible, flexible activities to help people in a range of care settings explore their knowledge of themselves and to make sense of their experiences

About the Author

Suzanne Darley has worked in arts and education for over 30 years. She holds an MA in East-West Psychology and is a certified Expressive Arts Educator. She has worked in primary health care settings for three years at the Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, California, and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and is currently teaching at San Francisco Waldorf High School. Wende Heath is a Clinical Therapist, a board certified Art Therapist and a registered Expressive Arts Therapist with over twenty years of therapeutic and art experience in a variety of healthcare settings. She developed and directed the Expressive Arts Program for the Institute of Health and Healing at Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, California, and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She is a consultant for the Society for the Arts in Healthcare and is an Arts and Culture commissioner for the city of Richmond, California.

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"A state-of-the-art book, filled with creative practical techniques, thoughtful advice and lessons from excellent case examples that all healthcare practitioners--physicians and allied healthcare professionals alike--can apply for the therapeutic and health-promoting benefits for their patients and clients."- from the Foreword by Gene D. Cohen MD PhD, Director of the Center on Aging, Health and Humanities, Professor of Health Care Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences and The George Washington Society

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