Art Therapy in the News

Art Therapy in the News

Art therapy plays an important role in healing process “The Arts and art psychotherapy can play an important role in a person’s wellbeing and the healing process” Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage Huw Lewis said.

Art therapist, 88, lives his own lessons “Don Jones last sat in his beloved studio in June, with brush and easel before him, ideas and technique flowing like water.Days later, a serious stroke would sap his strength and hand-eye coordination and shake his will to create…”

Talents of Bridgehaven members go on display ““I like lizards. I used to live in Birmingham, Alabama. When I was in preschool, we used to catch lizards all the time. They were everywhere down there. It just reminds me of being in a happier time,” said Lahman, 39. She added that she is not shy about addressing her schizophrenia and bipolar disorders because “that is part of who I am.”

Branchburg printing center allows vets to turn uniforms into paper, a theraputic process “The spinning blade of Sarah Mess’ fabric cutter slices through the blue scrubs she wore during her Army service in Somalia. As she cuts the cloth into squares the size of postage stamps, she gestures to a blurred copy of a letter to the editor she clipped from the July 28, 1993, issue of “Stars and Stripes.”

The art of war: Berwyn VFW members contribute to National Veterans Art Museum “With post-traumatic stress disorder on the rise as a result of America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, treating the condition has become a vexing problem. But some, including members of Berwyn VFW Post 2378, have followed a trail blazed by Helbing and his cohorts at the museum. They’ve used art as a coping mechanism for the traumas inflicted while serving their country.”

Therapist Uses Art to Help Troops Heal “Melissa Walker designed the Healing Arts Program at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence on the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center here. She is the program’s sole art therapist, and also serves as its coordinator. The program aims to help the recovering service members find a creative haven where their buried post-war thoughts and emotions can come to the surface through art and therapy.”