Using the Creative Arts in Therapy and Healthcare: A Practical Introduction / Edition 3

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Using the Creative Arts in Therapy and Healthcare provides a practical introduction to the uses of arts and other creative processes to promote health and encourage healing.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviews of the second edition: "Inspiration and guidance for attempts to engage patients in creative activity." - Nursing Times

"A practical introduction to a rapidly developing field ... the authors are keen to demystify the arts, making them approachable for all and with so many practical and useful hints they have clearly succeeded." - British Journal of Medical Psychology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415404044
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/11/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 572,923
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernie Warren is professor of Drama and Education in the Community in the School of Dramatic Arts, University of Windsor, Ontario Canada. He is also the Artistic Director of the Fools for Health clown-doctor Program

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii Notes on contributors ix Acknowledgements xiii
1 Looking backwards, looking forwards: A preface and introduction to using the creative arts in therapy and healthcare Bernie Warren 1
2 Guidelines, preparations and practical hints: A brief checklist for workshop leaders Bernie Warren 8
3 Don't forget to breathe and smile: Breathing exercises as warm-ups for art activities in healthcare settings Bernie Warren 19
4 Folklore and ritual as a basis for creative therapy Rob Watling Veronica James 31
5 Using the visual arts to expand personal creativity Roberta Nadeau 43
6 Dance: Developing self-image and self-expression through movement Bernie Warren Richard Coaten 64
7 Expanding human potential through music Keith Yon 89
8 Drama: Using the imagination as a stepping stone for personal growth Bernie Warren 115
9 Storymaking and storytelling: Weaving the fabric that creates our lives Cheryl Neill 135
10 Creating community: Ensemble performance using masks, puppets and theatre Wende Welch 160
11 Arts for children in hospitals: Helping to put the 'art' back in medicine Judy Rollins 181
12 Friends' arts in Healthcare Programs at the University of Alberta Hospital: Fostering a healing environment Susan Pointe Shirley Serviss 196
13 Healing laughter: The role and benefits of clown-doctors working in hospitals and healthcare Bernie Warren 213
14 Songlines: Developing innovative arts programmes for use with children who are visually impaired or brain injured Magdalena Schamberger 229
15 LaughterBoss: Introducing a new position in aged care Peter Spitzer 250 Appendix Resources 262 Nameindex 265 Subject index 267
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