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Download Managing Traumatic Stress Through Art: Drawing from the Center epub

by Mary-Michola Barnes,Anita B. Rankin,Barry M. Cohen

Three art therapists have collaborated to produce this unique workbook. Designed especially for trauma survivors, Managing Traumatic Stress Through Art introduces inventive ways to understand, manage, and transform the aftereffects of trauma. This dynamic workbook consists of carefully structured step-by-step art projects, augmented by tearout images, and writing experiences. The book's first section, Developing Basic Tools For Managing Stress, is devoted to establishing a safe framework for trauma resolution. The second section, Acknowledging and Regulating Your Emotions, helps the trauma survivor to make sense of overwhelming emotional experiences. The final section, Being and Functioning in the World, focuses on self and relational development, leading into the future. Managing Traumatic Stress Through Art will inspire survivors to explore the aftermath of traumatic stress as it affects self-image, relationships with others, and functioning in the world. The 26 projects in this book encourage creative growth and help to establish a sense of personal safety, while exploring and honoring feelings of anger, fear, shame, and sadness. The art experiences are broad enough to be of value to survivors of a wide variety of traumatic experiences, ranging from childhood abuse to accidents to disabling mental illness. This workbook offers an opportunity to everyone, regardless of previous experience or artistic talent, to manage symptoms of traumatic stress in a creative, life-affirming way.
Download Managing Traumatic Stress Through Art: Drawing from the Center epub
ISBN: 0962916471
ISBN13: 978-0962916472
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Mental Health
Author: Mary-Michola Barnes,Anita B. Rankin,Barry M. Cohen
Language: English
Publisher: Sidran Press; 1 edition (July 4, 1995)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1256 kb
FB2 size: 1826 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 196
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As a clinician and an artist and a survivor of child loss grief, I found this book to be an excellent choice for survivors
to use on their own along with having some kind of professional clinical support. I admire the authors for their very careful
and considered organization of the exercises. It is clear that they have a great deal of collective experience which they
artfully and empathically bring to these pages. The idea that NO ART TALENT is needed to make art is perhaps the core of
this work and if the user can accept that then the art they produce will be releasing for them emotionally and they will
face the messages that they deliver to themselves via their process. GOING THROUGH (not around or past) grief, loss and trauma is what might bring
personal peace and the ability to gain PURPOSE in life again (perhaps not hope) or a MISSION that moves you forward.
Great tool. I prefer each excersise to use different materials. With the youth I work with the clients are all so unique, not everyone enjoys the same activity the same amount but variety helps pinpoint their specific interests
Only on the 3rd or 4th activity in the book and I really enjoy it, but it does take a LOT of time, and I find it very hard to find the time to sit down and do this without interruption.
The book is well done and structured well to focus in on specific areas related to trauma work in therapy. Would recommend for therapist in helping to structure art for therapeutic benefit. Art is a great medium for clients and many trauma clients already excell in this area, what a wonderful extension for them to focus it in more and more helpful ways for themselves.
Great tool for therapists. I added this into a 8 week curriculum, it had great flow and allowed for some great groups!
Very well designed to offer step by step healing through self expression using art.
Excellent, research-informed art interventions that support the healing process. I'm a therapist and use this with clients.
This book is an important tool. The ideas within can be adjusted to fit your needs, and are well-explained and safe. It will always be part of my library as an Art Therapist.