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Art Therapy

A Brief Guide To The Basic Fundamentals Of Art Therapy

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.26.2015 | Arts

The British Association of Art Therapists defines art therapy as "a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication." T...

10 Art Therapy Techniques To Get You Through That Lingering Winter Gloom

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.06.2015 | Arts

This post goes out to all our readers who have just about had it with winter. Whether you've been in hibernation since pre-Winter Storm Juno, watched ...

Art Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with a group of nearly 50 other people, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. The Pollination Project helps this community of daily givers identify new grantees. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that we supported this past week.

Powerful Photos Depict Veterans Who Use Art Therapy To Heal

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics

This photo series originally appeared in the February issue of National Geographic magazine. Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan often ret...

9 Art Therapy Techniques To De-Stress In 2015

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.02.2015 | Arts

Welcome to the New Year! Whether you're already hard at work making your fresh batch of New Year's resolutions a reality, or still nursing your hangov...

11 Art Destinations That Double As Therapeutic Retreats

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts

There are many reasons to see art -- to get a taste of something beautiful, to engage in new ways with today's pressing questions, to escape to anothe...

A Massive Oversight Creative Entrepreneurs Leave Out of Their Business Plan

Emily Nolan Joseph | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Emily Nolan Joseph

Gabi likes to say how art therapy is as important as a gym membership, and I'd like to agree. Art therapy exercised my mind in a creative way, and I left the meeting with a canvas that acts as a map for my future decisions.

10 (More) Art Therapy Techniques To Help You De-Stress This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts

The holidays are just around the corner which means family, food and, for many of us, stress on stress. Whether you're dreading those endless conversa...

10 Easy Art Therapy Techniques To Help You De-Stress

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.07.2014 | Arts

Art therapy is a form of therapy that encourages creativity and self-expression as vehicles to reduce stress, improve self-esteem, increase awareness ...

A Homeless Veteran Shares How Art Transformed His Life

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts

Much of the coverage on the Huffington Post Arts & Culture page, like most arts pages around the web, deals with the latest news in galleries, museums...

These 12 Childhood Art Techniques Can Help Adults Relieve Stress

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts

Making art doesn't necessarily sound like a stress reliever. Finding inspiration, keeping concentration, finding your artistic voice -- these things d...

Los Angeles Women's Shelter Uses Art To Turn Wounds Into Light

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts

The Anne Douglas Center for Women at the Los Angeles Mission is a space that offers women shelter, clothing and food. But more importantly, it offers ...

Finding a President Through Social Media

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Education
Dr. James Michael Nolan

It certainly is a new era in Higher Education, and social media provides all the Barnum and Bailey we need to make it one of the most fascinating and innovative eras in the history of Higher Ed.

On Trial: Judgement vs. Expression

Daniel Leighton | Posted 08.09.2014 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

I struggled to write this article. I was imagining people scouring the article for every little thing I did wrong. I was constantly questioning the worth and validity of what I had to say. I'm still doing it as I write this.

Creating Change one Piece of Art at a Time and Loving It!

Dar Dowling | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Dar Dowling

The LivingRoom Community Art Studio is in essence an art hive, a place where anyone can come whether they've ever made art or not, hang out, laugh, share their stories, and create something that's uniquely their own.

The Arts Are Chocolate for the Brain

Linda S. Noelker, PhD | Posted 07.13.2014 | Arts
Linda S. Noelker, PhD

Crossword puzzles, word scrambles and other "brain games" are popular choices for people trying to preserve their memory. Yet, recent research shows these activities are not challenging enough.

Kindness is Love Made Visible: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, I began giving away money, every day of the year, to startup social change projects. Since then, thirty...

Standing in Solidarity: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that the Pollination Project's daily givers supported this week.

How To Banish The Seasonal Blues

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Rather than focusing on creating a set of resolutions or goals, choose one thing that you'd like to do differently or change about your life. Picking -- and sticking to -- one goal is easier than five or six.

One Year Later: How The Painting Table Is Helping Newtown Heal

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Kristi York Wooten

The Painting Table allowed the citizens of Newtown to explore grief and hope -- without boundaries. When hurt is shared, even if it is with paints or canvas, healing can begin.

Art Words: Holding It Together

Daniel Leighton | Posted 12.29.2013 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Pieces of heart. Disconnection from Self. The shadow that surrounds you: What you know you could be, what you fear you might be. Caught up in a p...

In the Cave -- Going Into Darkness

Daniel Leighton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Experiencing pain and loss is part of every human's experience, but too often we skip over the feelings that come with it.

Tied Up at the Hospital

Daniel Leighton | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Three days before my first solo show, I stood alone in a Dallas art gallery staring at one of my paintings. Tied Up At The Hospital is about my first visit to the hospital when I was five years old. This painting is about the moment when I realized that I was powerless in this fight.

Harlem's Under The Radar Art Series Presents a Father's Day Exhibition

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

Recognizing the age old connection between art and healing, curator and mixed media artist Barbara Russell aka Ms. B the Doodle Queen has collaborated with Harlem business owner Dr. Jeffrey Chow to present her Under the Radar art series.

Opening Up

Daniel Leighton | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Art has provided me with the tools to transform that pain and anguish into beauty and healing. Line and color provide a conduit through which I can reach into the deepest part of myself and share the treasures that lie within.