Using expressive arts to work with mind, body and emotions

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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.


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The Authors:

Mr Mark Pearson

Ms Helen Wilson