Mindfulness, Arts, Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy
Mindfulness as a contemplative practice and as a healing force in trauma-informed work-- and some ideas about how mindfulness and art therapy, art and expressive arts therapy intersect.
In honor of Edith Kramer who died recently at the age of 98...Cool Art Therapy Intervention #1: The Art Therapist’s Third Hand, call it mindsight, empathy or attunement, Kramer's version of art therapy underscored these neurobiology principles.
The film, Free the Mind, explores how little we think about our own breathing and how meditation and yoga can contribute to a healthier, stable mind.This film follows a couple of war veterans who recently returned from their posts overseas but have been suffering PTSD. By the end of the film, the veterans notice a drastic difference. Both find themselves calmer and having less frequent flashbacks of traumatic moments during the war.