On Art and Healing
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
By Julia Cameron
The idea behind The Artist's Way is that by writing three pages, longhand and
stream-of consciousness, first thing in the morning, you can overcome the obstacles that stop you from
becoming your most creative self.
Art, like morality,
drawing the line somewhere.
-- Gilbert K. Chesterton --
Information on the Arts and Healing
The Expressive Arts in Counseling --
By Samuel T. Gladding.
In recent times, there has been renewed interest in the use of the arts in
counselors can assist their clients in developing their potential through
concrete and abstract verbal and nonverbal art forms that inspire, direct, and heal.
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Arts and Healing Organizations for Professionals
The American Art Therapy Association, Inc., AATA -- A national association dedicated to the belief that the creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life enhancing.
American Music Therapy Association -- Music therapy uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages.
The National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations, NCCATA -- Alliance of professional associations dedicated to the advancement of the arts as therapeutic modalities. The creative arts therapies include art therapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, poetry therapy, and psychodrama.
National Network for the Arts in Healthcare, NNAH -- A UK organization. NNAH is an advocate for the Arts in Health field, bringing together the arts and health communities, disseminating information and resources. Their library is among the largest arts in health resources.
Online Art Sources
AllPosters.com -- This site is a treasure for students and those furnishing their first apartment. Huge selection of posters and prints at great prices. It is also a tremendous resource if you need access to a wide inexpensive selection of art reproductions for use in professional practice or a classroom setting.
Art.com -- Art prints, limited editions, vintage posters and high quality decorator canvas reproductions. Custom framing is available.
BestArt.com -- This is a great source for furnishing professional offices on a budget. It is especially helpful for decorating high traffic areas that you would like to look upscale or create a certain mood, but don't want to worry about possible damage. They have several coordinating groupings and advertise rock bottom prices -- ready to ship.
www.ebay.com -- Their selection of art is exhaustive, with a wide range of both originals and prints. For the most part the site is an auction, although some selections are available for immediate purchase.
The Christian Icons Shop Gifts -- Handcrafted religious statues, mangers and paintings, including angels and likenesses of Jesus and Virgin Mary. The "Christian Holy Icons Shop" of Florence it is a artisan firm, world famous for the quality of its creations.
PicassoMio -- Wide selection (20,000 pieces and counting) of original art and high quality prints. Offices in the US and Spain. Selected Artworks from Europe, Americas and Asia. Money-back Guarantee. Worldwide Shipping.