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Reflections of body image in art therapy : exploring self through metaphor and multi-media

Author: Margaret R Hunter
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.
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Recognising that problems with body image are often the lead cause of eating disorders, therapists are increasingly looking for innovative and effective ways to address these issues with clients. This book is packed with simple, inexpensive art-based activities that use a range of media to engage with common body image concerns openly and creatively. The activities employ basic principles from Behavioural Therapy  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret R Hunter
ISBN: 9781849058926 184905892X 9780857006103 085700610X
OCLC Number: 774489419
Description: 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword by Dr. Richard Carolan. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Hoisting the Sails: The Journey of Self-Discovery Begins. 2. Lessons from the Ocean: Riding the Waves of Emotions. 3. Art and Mindfulness: The Maiden Voyage. 4. Heroine's Journey: The Journey Begins. 5. Notion of Emotions: Rating Intensity and Environmental Influence. 6. A Woman's Purse: Reflection of Self. 7. If the Shoe Fits: Footwear for the Journey of Life. 8. Beyond Skin Deep: Barbie Finds her Voice. 9. Reframing our Frame: Celebrating the Culture of the Human Body. 10. Tree of Life: Exploration of Self in Nature. 11. Mirror, Mirror: The True Reflection of Self. 12. Vase of Flowers: Depicting Self in Still Life Form. 13. Heads and Tales: Creating a Body for Life. References.
Responsibility: Margaret R. Hunter ; foreword by Richard Carolan.

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The art-based activities in this book use a range of media to engage with common body image concerns and encourage self acceptance. It will be valuable to professionals working with girls and women  Read more...

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