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Art Therapy

How To Feel New, Now

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.10.2015 | Arts

"Take several breaths, very slowly. In, and out. If you're laying down, get in touch with the surface you're laying on. Feel the support of your body...

Artists With Disabilities Explore The Far-Reaching Potential Of Visual Expression

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.03.2015 | Arts

Have you heard of Creative Growth? The Oakland institution offers a professional studio space where adult artists with developmental, mental and phys...

How A Prison Art Program Is Promoting Self-Reflection In Incarcerated Men

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.27.2015 | Arts

When Laura Pecenco and Kathleen Mitchell began giving art lessons to the men incarcerated at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Southern Cal...

Seeds of Hope are Sprouting in Ferguson

Carol Swartout Klein | Posted 07.28.2015 | Good News
Carol Swartout Klein

"They Thought They Could Bury Us...They Didn't Know We Were Seeds." The phrase has come to represent the viewpoint of those marginalized around the globe. In Ferguson, as the community works toward healing, it has come to have different meanings.

Creativity, a Pathway to Hope

New Harbinger | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

"What are you going to do when he is gone?" I don't think my beloved girlfriend expects an answer. Her question floats out on a sigh of concern as ...

The Fabric of Healthy Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week The Pollination Project honors people around the world who are helping their communities address some of their most basic needs. From a women-run business in Nigeria, to school gardens in Tanzania and Uganda, and a creative rebuilding effort in Gaza, Palestine, these grantees are showing us how small local initiatives really do make a difference.

Arts Action Heroes to the Rescue!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

While they differ vastly from one another, there is one common strength I have observed: the arts have made a profound impact on the health of each community.

Priscilla Frank

How Art Can Help Doctors Study The Personal Aspects Of Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts

Meyer's unorthodox merging of art and medicine proves that art therapy isn't only helpful for patients, but doctors as well.

After Earthquake, Kids In Nepal Heal Through Art

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.11.2015 | Good News

A group is providing some comfort to kids in Nepal through art therapy. Following the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal last month, the s...

Priscilla Frank

How Art Therapy Can Help Children Facing Mental And Emotional Challenges

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts

May 7 is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, a day meant to raise awareness of the many children, youth, and young adults throughou...

Priscilla Frank

Why The Best Painting At The Guggenheim This Summer Was Made By A Third Grader

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.29.2015 | Arts

Modern Western education traditionally emphasizes two skills: the ability to process text and numbers. The importance of images, however, is often...

Maddie Crum

Arts Group Boldly Confronts Segregation In Selma

HuffingtonPost.com | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts

Earlier this year, a spotlight shined on Selma, Alabama, in remembrance of the civil rights march on the Edmund Pettus Bridge that was brutally interr...

How Art Can Help You Sharpen Your Mind

Posted 03.02.2015 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Looking at Mindfulness, in which author Christophe Andre explores how viewing art or reading poetry can help achieve ...

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 03.28.2015 | 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 ...