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"If you pay attention, your
emerging imagery will
reveal information about
the movement and meaning
in your life."
Art Therapy refers to the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience physical or emotional illness, trauma, or challenges to living, and by people who seek personal development, and expanded self understanding.
Through creating art, and reflecting on the art products and processes, individuals may potentially increase their awareness of self and others, resolve emotional issues in a safe way, and enhance their creativity and cognitive abilities. They can find new ways to cope with symptoms, stress, and traumatic experiences, as well as to enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art.
Art therapists are
professionals trained in both art and psychotherapy. They are knowledgeable
about human development, psychological theories, clinical practice, spiritual,
multicultural, and artistic traditions, and the healing potential of art.
They use art in primary treatment, and in assessment and research. They
also provide consultations to allied health professionals. Art therapists
work with people of all ages: individuals, couples, families, groups,
Somatically Oriented Art Therapy is a powerful therapeutic modality, and is recommended for anyone who wishes to tap into their creativity, release emotional and/or physiological traumas, or deepen their self-understanding.
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Darcy Lubbers, MFT, ATR-BC
Magic of Healing
2656 29th Street, Suite 208, Santa Monica, CA 90405
tel: 310.452.7799 fax: 310.396.4905 email: Darcy@magicofhealing.com
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