Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies: Theory and Practice

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Laury Rappaport
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 21.10.2013 - 352 sivua
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This ground-breaking book explores the theoretical, clinical and training application of integrating mindfulness with all of the arts therapies, and includes cutting-edge contributions from neuroscience. Written by pioneers and leaders in the arts therapies and psychology fields, the book includes 6 sections that examine mindfulness and the arts therapies from different perspectives: 1) the history and roots of mindfulness in relation to spirituality, psychotherapy and the arts therapies; 2) the role of the expressive arts in cultivating mindful awareness; 3) innovative approaches that add mindfulness to the arts therapies; 4) arts therapies approaches that are inherently mindfulness-based; 5) mindfulness in the training and education of arts therapists; and 6) the neuroscience underlying mindfulness and the arts therapies. Contributors describe their pioneering work with diverse applications: people with cancer, trauma, chronic pain, substance abuse, severe mental illness, clients in private practice, adolescents at camp, training dance and art therapists, and more. This rich resource will inspire and rejuvenate all clinicians and educators.
 

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Foreword
13
Acknowledgments
14
Introduction
15
Part I Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies
23
Part II Cultivating Mindful Awareness and Presence through the Expressive Arts
37
Part III Integrating Mindfulness with the Arts Therapies
63
Part IV MindfulnessBased Arts Therapies Approaches
181
Part V Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies in Education and Training
263
Part VI Neuroscience Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies
287
Appendix 1 Resources
316
Appendix 2 Contributor List and Biographies
324
Subject Index
333
Author Index
338
Colour plate
344
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Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., MFT, ATR-BC, REAT is a pioneer in the expressive arts field. She has taught at Five Branches University, Notre Dame de Namur University and Lesley University where she was Academic Coordinator of International Expressive Therapies. She is currently on faculty at Sonoma State University. Laury has been a meditation practitioner for over 30 years. She is the author of Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body's Wisdom and Creative Intelligence, the Founder and Director of the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute, and Integrative Psychotherapist at the Institute of Health and Healing, Sutter Health in California.

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