Friday, April 25, 2008

A Little Closer Look at Art Therapy

So after hearing Cat, Shawn, and Jeanette's group talk about art therapy, I went and researched it myself. We actually see art therapy a lot in movies and on tv. I know I've definitely seen it on Law and Order episodes, especially on SVU when something happens to a child. So here's just a short look at a video I found on youtube about a few people and why they feel they need art in their life to express themselves and release themselves from pain after having suffered through a traumatic event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5jspsOwK2w&feature=related

2 comments:

Jeanette says said...

woo hoo! doing our art therapy really opened my eyes to art therapy as well. it's an interesting field.

Amanda said...

I think when I was in the hospital, they had us draw and paint. I never realized that it was a form of art therapy until now. It helps to make people feel relaxed and not focus on the illnesses they have, and now that I think of it, it made my time without my family easier to deal with.