Art and Healing: Using Expressive Art to Heal Your Body, Mind, and Spirit

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Artists have always known intuitively what science is just beginning to discover: that creating a visual image through any medium can produce physical and emotional benefits for both the creator as well as those who view it. Most important, you don't need to think of yourself as an artist or even believe you have any "talent" to tap into the healing powers of art.

In this remarkable testament to the power of creativity, Barbara Ganim shows step-by-step how to use art to heal ...

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Overview

Artists have always known intuitively what science is just beginning to discover: that creating a visual image through any medium can produce physical and emotional benefits for both the creator as well as those who view it. Most important, you don't need to think of yourself as an artist or even believe you have any "talent" to tap into the healing powers of art.

In this remarkable testament to the power of creativity, Barbara Ganim shows step-by-step how to use art to heal body, mind, and spirit. By using guided meditation and artistic techniques, you can gain insight and clarity into depression, anxiety, rage, and even illnesses, including cancer, arthritis, and AIDS.

At once inspirational and instructive, Art and Healing will teach you how to connect with negative, painful, and even repressed emotions and then express them through drawing, painting, sculpture, or collage. Releasing these feelings through the creative process frees up the immune system and clears the mind, allowing the body to fight off disease and begin to heal emotional wounds. Filled with actual stories from those who have triumphed over adversity and with more than a hundred different pieces of artwork created using this groundbreaking method, Art and Healing is sure to provide the tools needed for healing body and spirit.

"...explains how expressive art provides a more direct path to getting in touch with and releasing the painful or fear- based emotions that are the root of many health problems."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626549586
  • Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
  • Publication date: 12/16/2013
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 551,489
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Ganim is director of the Institute for the Expressive Arts and on the faculty of the Holistic Counseling graduate program at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. She is the coauthor of Visual Journaling: Going Deeper Than Words to Give Voice to Your Soul.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2003

    HEALING FROM THE INSIDE OUT

    Disease is a gift in the sense that it has the potential to urge us to look deeper within ourselves. This can reveal the emotions which are trying to be heard through the physical symptoms. By feeling and expressing these underlying emotions we get to the root of the disease where true healing begins. This book leads us through the journey within ourselves. I highly recommend this book to those who are willing to heal themselves on deeper levels. Ripley Pennock R.N.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2000

    Leaves a lot to be desired

    I was very disappointed in this book and the lack of depth of the author's knowledge of art therapy and art as healing. The book makes many unsubstantiated claims about art and healing, saying that there is research proving the points. It also claims such generalities as ' cancer is a gift', this is inexcusable and the writer ought to be ashamed. The art work is beautiful throughout, too bad the word are not as articulate or t

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