The Brain On Art

The Brain On Art

Renee Phillips “founded The Healing Power of Art & Artists in 2015. She is founder and director of Manhattan Arts International, where she runs an online art gallery, and is a career coach and mentor for artists at www.Renee-Phillips.com”. Ms. Phillips reminds us...
How Can Art Be Used In And Outside Therapy?

How Can Art Be Used In And Outside Therapy?

Art therapy and the use of creative arts in therapy have many applications.  Art can be healing or self-revelatory for many people. In formal therapy, only licensed art therapists are technically allowed to practice what is known as art therapy, but art can be...
Art Therapy and Suicide Prevention

Art Therapy and Suicide Prevention

According to the American Art Therapy Association, “Art therapists are master-level clinicians who facilitate active art-making” (2017). We utilize the tenets of the practice of art therapy as contributors when we use art to self-soothe and express ourselves. It can...

Using the Creative Arts in Therapy

According to one author, “art can be used to help clients communicate, overcome stress, and explore different aspects of their own personalities” (Cherry, 2018). As Cherry describes, art can be a powerful tool in therapy of various forms; the therapist need not be...