Using expressive arts to work with mind, body and emotions
In this edited extract from their recent book, Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotions: Theory and Practice, Mark Pearson and Helen Wilson, offer an approach to psychotherapy and counselling that aims to engage clients in a process of self-discovery and healing through creative art-based activity. The therapeutic benefits of a wide range of creative activities and techniques are explored including; art-work, expressive writing, sandplay, symbol, work, drama, music, dreamwork, role-play, dance and body focus exercises.
Pearson, M., & Wilson, H. (2009). Using expressive arts to work with mind, body and emotions. Psychotherapy in Australia, 16(1), 60-69.