Form of expression: Art therapy helps heal | Part of Kay Martin's treatment at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital near Philadelphia included art therapy, which involves creating art as a way to help patients cope with symptoms, express themselves or reconcile issues from their lives.
Art Therapy Scavenger Hunt Entry #2: "Moon Lady" by Andrea Davis ATR-BC, LPC. "The moon lady is the future of art therapy. The moon-pearl in the sky is sending moonlight strands of silver lining- hope to the world. Art therapy needs this light to shine the way, lighting the path art therapists must travel to cultivate creativity in the world. She is ready to share her paint with whomever will come to paint with her."
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Art therapy activity for clients with perfectionism issues. They were encouraged to create random patterns with watercolour and the develop their pieces further. Example on right was cut into strips, woven and further painted.
Art a valuable tool for treating eating disorders | Eating disorders can become so ingrained in a person's life and outlook that talking openly about the problem can be tough, even in therapy. "A lot of people live in shame of an eating disorder or live in the shadow of an eating disorder," said Leanne Sawchuk, a Kitchener psychotherapist and art therapist.