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By Marian Liebmann, Sally Weston, Trevor Thompson, Malcolm Learmonth, Karen Huckvale, Jo Beedell, Michele Wood, Simon Richardson, Don Ratcliffe, Julie Jackson, Nicki Power, Alison Hawtin, Cherry Lawrence, Kayleigh Orr, Michael Fischer, Jo Clifton, Jo Bissonn

Because the emotional elements of actual health problems develop into extra acknowledged, there's a renewed curiosity within the strength of paintings treatment to assist sufferers come to phrases with damage, ache and terminal and life-long stipulations. quite a lot of skilled paintings therapists describe their paintings and its advantages to various teams together with people with melanoma, debilitating stipulations similar to myalgic encephalopathy (M.E.) and ulcerative colitis. actual stipulations together with different elements comparable to homelessness or studying disabilities, and youngsters with life-long and protracted stipulations also are coated. The e-book contains dialogue of non secular and philosophical matters whilst mortality is confronted, lifestyles swap and adjustment concerns, useful issues and which types of perform paintings therapists locate so much useful with quite a few teams. it will be crucial analyzing for humanities therapists and scholars, in addition to for execs with an curiosity in mental matters and well being for sufferers with actual sickness or long-term stipulations, similar to psychotherapists and counsellors, complementary therapists, medical professionals, nurses and different healthcare execs.

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Uk Publications and Documents. Accessed on 1 September 2014. Does Your Body Mind? 53 Learmonth, M. (2009) ‘The evolution of theory, the theory of evolution: Towards new rationales for art therapy’. International Journal of Art Therapy 14, 1, 2–10. Learmonth, M. ’ Foreword to S. ’ Exeter: Insider Art. Learmonth, M. and Gibson, K. ’ International Journal of Art Therapy 15, 2, 53–64. Learmonth, M. and Huckvale, K. ’ In S. ) Arts-based Research: Opportunitities and Challenges. Chicago, IL and Bristol: Intellect.

51 This chapter has focused on the aspects of health and disease ecology bearing most heavily on the issues confronting art therapists in the ‘debatable lands’ between physical and psychological healths. The re-assessment of art therapy theory and practice in relation to the social, economic, equality, environmental, cultural and spiritual healths involves yet more debatable territory, as yet unexplored. The massive implications can, however, be glimpsed from here. Power and autonomy are themes in all three vignettes in this chapter.

They present an impressive and validating evidence base, including mental health research. Does Your Body Mind? 2 The salutogenic umbrella (Lingström 2010). 8). This resonates with the ‘immunological triad’ of ‘comprehensibility, manageability and meaningfulness’ that resilience theory identifies as the key to surviving adverse events (Jones 1997). Emphasizing health does not deny suffering. It includes it. This is important, because positivity so easily masks denial. In 2009 I curated an exhibition of David Maisel’s artwork ‘The Library of Dust’ in the headquarters (an old hospital) of my NHS Mental Health Trust (Maisel 2008).

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