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Author Pearson, Mark
Title Using Expressive Arts to Work with the Mind, Body and Emotions : Theory and Practice
Imprint London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009
©2009
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Descript 1 online resource (272 pages)
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Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- Mark's story -- Helen's story -- ET and us -- Chapter One Evolution and Practice of Expressive Therapies -- A climate change in counselling? -- The heart of the matter - core modalities -- ET and the therapeutic alliance -- Working with emotions -- Emotional healing -- An in-built mechanism for healing -- The attraction of expressive therapies -- ET and factors common to effective counselling -- Evolution of ET principles -- Putting principles into practice -- Kinaesthetic components of ET -- Who says it works? -- ET in school settings -- Chapter Two Towards Freedom, Choice and Empowerment -- Approaches to counselling -- Expressive experiential counselling -- Healing our emotions -- Indicators of emotional healing -- The counselling relationship in ET -- Invitational relating -- Offering choice -- Being, not doing -- Depths in the psyche -- Working through emotional distress -- Projective activities in ET -- Symptomatic behaviours and resolving emotional stress -- Therapeutic release and acting out -- Catharsis and cognition -- Counselling and Gardner's 'multiple intelligences' -- Experiential training and emotional release -- Counsellors' use of self -- A paradigm for client empowerment -- Chapter Three Attachment, Integration and Renewal -- Overview -- Attachment theory and ET -- Attachment - the genesis of models of interacting -- Healing childhood scripts -- The inner critic -- Moving towards freedom -- Impact of early scripts on relating -- Self-care -- Growth and healing -- Differentiating scripts from a creative self -- Renewal with therapeutic support -- Processing distressing feelings -- The vulnerable therapist in a world of mirrors -- Three influential worlds -- Chapter Four Emotions and our Body -- Overview -- Including our body in therapy -- Body, mind and therapist
Body language -- Somatic awareness and resonance in ET -- Muscular armouring -- Improving outcomes with body focus -- Counsellors' somatic awareness -- Body, energy and personality -- 'First, take a slow breath…' - breathing -- What my body feels - tuning in to the body -- Focusing on body language -- Relaxation -- Movement and bioenergetics -- Follow-up strategies for self-awareness activities -- Meditation -- Chapter Five Emotion-focused Processes -- Overview -- Emotion - creating valuable connection between body and mind -- Accessing and experiencing emotions -- How emotional stress affects us -- Layers in the psyche - plumbing the depths -- Outcomes from focusing on emotion -- Emotional release processing -- Six ways to work through emotions -- Creating a supportive environment for processing -- Supporting emotional release -- Integration and closure -- Contraindications - when not to process emotions -- Chapter Six Expressive Writing as Emotional First Aid -- Overview -- Multi-media communication catalysts -- Therapeutic use of writing -- Journalling, creative journal writing, expressive writing -- Practical use of journals -- Writing and trauma -- Healing stories -- Letter writing -- Reflective, process and integrative writing activities -- Writing for healing -- Self-discovery worksheets -- Writing for personal development and student well-being -- Once upon a time - Stories, play and resilience -- Experimenting with sentence starters -- Creating stories and legends - symbolic personal narratives -- Clients' writing and professional care -- Chapter Seven Exploring Art as Therapy -- Overview -- 'But I can't draw…' - inside art and ET -- Projective techniques in ET -- Artwork as therapy -- 'Black's such a messy colour…' - emotions and art -- Research on art in therapy -- ET, art and school settings -- Drawing out emotions in therapy
Therapeutic guidelines for using art in ET -- Chapter Eight Use of Music in Expressive Therapies -- Overview -- Using and making music in therapy -- Music and emotional literacy -- Making it up as we go along -- Choosing music -- Chapter Nine Dreamwork -- Overview -- Exploring dream imagery -- Dreams and therapy -- ET ways for dreamwork -- Projective mechanisms in dreams -- Chapter Ten Transpersonal Influences -- Overview -- New maps of the inner world -- A transpersonal paradigm -- Mindfulness -- Including clients' transpersonal experiences -- Children's Spiritual Well-being -- Transpersonal education -- Implications for practice - transpersonal awareness in action -- Cultural considerations -- References -- List of Activities -- Chapter 3: Attachment -- Chapter 4: Somatic awareness -- Chapter 5: Emotional Release -- Chapter 6: Writing -- Chapter 7: Art -- Chapter 8: Music -- Chapter 9: Dreamwork -- Chapter 10: Transpersonal awareness
This book combines theory, research and activities to produce practical suggestions for enhancing client participation in the therapy process. It surveys the literature on art therapy; somatic approaches; emotion-activating models; use of music, writing and dreamwork; and the implications of the new findings in neuroscience
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Pearson, Mark Using Expressive Arts to Work with the Mind, Body and Emotions : Theory and Practice London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers,c2009 9781849050319
Subject Arts -- Therapeutic use.;Psychotherapy
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Alt Author Wilson, Helen
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