This edited volume systematically describes the major adaptations of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery which accommodate a variety of contexts and client groups. The international contributors, who each use these adaptations in their own clinical practice, provide theoretical and practical details of the approach used for their client group.
Art therapists working with a range of ages and neurological conditions including epilepsy, dementia, Alzheimer's, acquired brain injury, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis, describe the effects of the conditions on clients' functioning and how different art therapy practices have transformed the rehabilitation process.
17 experienced art therapists explain what art therapy can achieve with physical conditions including cancer, debilitating syndromes such as M.E., physical conditions in combination with homelessness and learning disabilities, and children with chronic illness. They also cover the challenges and considerations when working with these groups.
Yoga, Art, and the Use of Intention
Yoga postures, meditation and art therapy-based techniques are combined in this innovative approach structured around targeting a specific treatment goal for each therapeutic session. For each goal, a mudra (hand position) meditation, yoga pose and art directive are recommended to embody the chosen intention.
This clear and accessible book presents key information about the anatomy and physiology of the human body for the music therapist, focusing on areas of particular relevance to their practice. This information is vital for both music therapy students and practitioners.
A Foundation for Practice
This book bridges eastern and western traditions and presents mindful approaches to art therapy. It clarifies theories, methodologies and practical skills of mindful art therapy and features case study examples and client artworks to illustrate the clinical application. A guided meditation script and CD are included.
Take control of your scoliosis with this practical yoga manual.
The Play of Poiesis
With contributions from well-known, international arts therapists, this collection considers the development and expansion of the field of expressive arts. It covers new theoretical concepts and practice introduced in recent years and reflects on their relevance to the fields of therapy, education, research and social and ecological change.
Music Therapy for Multisensory and Body Awareness in Children and Adults with Severe to Profound Multiple Disabilities
The MuSense Manual
This book introduces the MuSense program, which gives music therapists guidance on how to effectively provide music therapy to individuals with profound and multiple disabilities (PMD). Providing numerous case studies and practical information on how to structure sessions, it is a must read for music therapists
Working with Identity
This is a practical guide to using art techniques and exercises in therapeutic intercultural work. Drawing on her own experiences of working in post-Apartheid South Africa, the author gives guidance on overcoming misunderstandings, resistance to therapy, and language barriers.
Enabling Recovery from Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction
This book provides art therapists with specific information on substance abuse treatment approaches and explains the bio-psycho-social aspects of addiction. By providing insight into the unique challenges of this client group, it gives art therapists the knowledge and confidence to develop effective interventions for individuals with addictions.
Resolving Self-Identity Disruption in Clients with Life-Threatening and Chronic Illnesses
This book explains the theory and practice of portrait therapy, an original art therapy intervention. It reveals how the intervention can be used to address a 'disrupted' self-identity, which is common in people with life-threatening or chronic illness and is characterised by statements like 'I'm not the person I used to be'.
Analytical Music Therapy, The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, and Vocal Psychotherapy
This book compares and contrasts four methods used in conjunction with music therapy: The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, Analytical Music Therapy and Vocal Psychotherapy. It reveals their impact on the development of music therapy as a profession and speculates on the future of these advanced methods.
Theory, Practice and Research in Changing Contexts
This is an essential handbook for art therapy students and art therapists considering private practice. It provides insight into the range of approaches, clinical settings, ethical issues and professional considerations when working in private practice and gives advice on common hurdles, such as establishing boundaries and maintaining self-care.
Integrating the Expressive Arts and Ecotherapy
This book integrates the fields of expressive arts and ecotherapy to present a nature based approach to expressive arts work. It highlights attitudes and practices in expressive arts that are particularly relevant to working with nature, including cultivating an aesthetic response to the earth and the relationship between beauty and sustainability.
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