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Art therapy is the perfect career for those who believe the the journey of creating art is more important than the destination. By Emma Clark Gratton

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Managing your food, mood and weight when living with a mental illness Author: Maree Roche

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Peter Levine Demonstrates How Trauma Sticks in the Body

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Trauma, Brain & Relationship: Helping Children Heal

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Powerful documentary featuring Bryan Post, Bruce Perry, M.D., Daniel Siegel M.D., Marti Glenn PhD and other renowned experts in the field of childhood trauma, attachment and bonding. This is a great way to share with friends, colleagues, and caregivers this new understanding of how trauma effects the development of the mind body system, and how it affects children's behaviors and social relationships. Honouring Children’s Rights

The Magic of Mindfulness : Health writer Ed Halliwell explains that mindfulness can help improve our mental and physical well-being, if we don’t sabotage the practice…

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Marrying the land: how we broke the ancient bargain, Myths and Metamorphoses: The journal of writer, psychologist & mythologist Dr Sharon Blackie

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Embracing Our Creative Abilities and Inspirations as Gifts: By Douglas Eby

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Top 50 Art Therapy Blogs:Art therapy uses art to heal people of all ages, and can improve the emotional, mental, and physical health. If you want to know more about how art therapy can help you, read the free blogs listed below. Warm regards, Shelley Klammer

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http://intuitivecreativity.typepad.com/expressiveartinspirations/top-50-art-therapy-blogs.html


This blog is again honoured by making it into another top 50
Art Therapy Blog listing.
I can't wait to check out the work of the other contributors.
It is wonderful to share a passion and have others embrace and enjoy it.

Here’s How Creative Arts Can Diminish Stress: Dealing with disappointments or unforeseen difficulties is a part of life: By Constance Scharff Ph.D

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https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ending-addiction-good/201608/here-s-how-creative-arts-can-diminish-stress?utm_content=buffer2c8a2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


I notice a lack of black in this colour selection. I would say that in my experience, it is the pigment that many of my clients  tend to gravitate towards in our earliest counselling sessions.

Philosophy Talk: This Is Your Brain on Art By Devon Strolovitch

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What Stress Does to Your Brain Your brain reflects the way that you think throughout your life—it’s actually shaped by your thoughts and your behaviors. By Mindful Staff

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Five Questions You Should Ask Your New Trauma Thearapist : By Susan Pease Bannit

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My manuscript and me on the train. The Circle of Genuine Meaning is on the next leg of its journey.

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HarmonyHarmony on and within Mother Earth is all around us. We can hear harmonious sounds, tasteharmonious flavours and seeharmonious colours in everyday nature which may inspire man-made arts. With man’s constant search for knowledge and pursuit to explain the unexplained, mathematical law and the measured representation of beauty was calculated by the ancient Greeks producing the Golden Ratio. These calculations were the basis for the numerical representation of infinity, an unreachable approximation which validates the presence of the possible existence of a supreme number. The Golden Ratio stems from the Golden Rectangle which is a recurring occurrence in nature in the form of the Fibonacci Spiral; seen in flowers, snail shells, pinecones, and other parts of nature. The Golden Rectangle and Fibonacci Spiral are used in the crafting of musical instruments like cellos and violins. Intriguingly, the development of tones within musical scales are created using these same mathematical …

Music - Beautiful Chinese Music - Bamboo Flute

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The five major world religions - John Bellaimey

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Five tips to help a loved one challenge psychosis. Author: Julie Bell

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How to Find Your Soul Tribe in the Digital Age Finding and connecting with your soul tribe is more important than ever—not just for connection but also to thrive in our modern society : Bt Al Jeffery

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Illustrator's family finish graphic novel about mental illness after her suicide :By Lucy Sweeney

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Art Therapy at Very Special Kids Hospice | The Art Cabriolet. It was almost 3 years ago that the pilot Art Therapy program was set up at Very Special Kids, hospice and palliative care as part of the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne. Svetlana continues this precious work as lead Art Therapist and I am so proud to call her my friend.

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Forest, Field & Sky: Art out of Nature BBC Documentary 2016 - 57 mins of beauty

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My long awaited book,The Circle of Genuine Meaning is almost complete.

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I have just sent copies of my book to three generous people who will be helping me make my project a reality. Svetlana, a professional editor and close friend, will be scrolling through the spelling, grammar and composition. Sonya and Rob for checking that aspects of my book are culturally competent due to the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Native American references. Patrick and Mary are my official Bullshit-ometers who, when reading my book, will make sure that I don't have too much counselling/medical jargon and that ultimately, my book is informative and entertaining. Here is another small offering to give you a taste of what is to come. 
BalanceToo much or not enough of one thing can kill you. Too much water and you drown, not enough and you dehydrate, too much sleep and your muscles can wither and die, not enough and your mind may cease to function as it is intended. This may also be said for those who take any form of knowledge with either too much or …

5 Ways Art Therapy Can Help Your Brain

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Science Week: Body mapping anxiety with life-sized artworks: By Amanda Ho

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Tips for coping with the effects of trauma - by Melissa Wilson

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How Empathy Can Change the World, What it is and how to get it :Roman Krznaric

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Music - New Indie Folk; May 2016

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Alan Watts - Choice : Treat yourself like a cloud or wave. Have you ever seen a mis-shapen cloud?

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Dreaming In Paint

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Why I Don’t Use the Word ‘Forgiveness’ in Trauma Therapy, By Anastasia Pollock

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I had a black dog, his name was depression

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‘The Danger of a Single Story’ :Novelist Chimamanda Adichie

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How the Brain Can Change Your Experience of Pain: New research using mindfulness meditation suggests we can ease pain by the way we pay attention to it. By Jennifer Wolkin

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Remarkable Photos Document One Man's Journey With Mental Illness Tsoku Maela hopes that, by showing these photos, he can help address the stigma attached to mental illness within black communities.

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Sane Australia: Facts & Guides Authoritative, high-quality materials well-regarded by medical professionals and members of the community alike. Each topic has a range of materials that can be read, watched, listened to or downloaded for later.

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