Thursday, August 17, 2017

An Interview with Dr. Patricia Leavy about Research Design and Why Knowledge-Building Practices Matter

May 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Art Therapy, Featured

Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent sociologist and best-selling author. She has published twenty-two books, earning critical and commercial success in both nonfiction and fiction. Her books have been translated into numerous languages. She is also the creator and editor for seven book series with Oxford University Press and Sense Publishers, the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief […]

#RealDeal Editor Shares New Recovery Yoga Site!

Hey #RealDeal followers!  I’m launching a new site for those in recovery called “NOURISH Recovery Yoga” — a place where you’ll find the latest facts and research about yoga / mindfulness / meditation.  My goal is to create and share online tools and resources to assist those in the recovery process — there’s also a few prevention programs […]

An Exclusive Interview with Feminist Patricia Leavy about Receiving a National Creativity Award

Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent scholar and novelist (formerly Associate Professor of Sociology, Founding Director of Gender Studies and Chairperson of Sociology & Criminology at Stonehill College). She has published sixteen books including the best-sellers Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice (Guilford Press, 2009, 2015) and novels American Circumstance (Sense Publishers, 2013) and Low-Fat […]

Finding the Artist within: Art Therapy and Eating Disorders

Art Therapy has been a powerful and effective coping skill that the eating disorder community has embraced for decades. Art therapy helps and challenges a person to create and to reflect on the process of the art making experience and the art work they create. This process is powerful especially for someone who is suffering […]

Easing Physical or Emotional Pain…Mindfully

In our society, we have almost become “programmed” to view pain as a bad thing.  Actually, physical pain serves a very helpful purpose as a messenger.  If we didn’t feel it, just think of the damage that could be done from, say, a hot stove or a broken bone!  As well, we also tend to […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Feeling the Mind/Body Connection with Adrienne Glasser”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Feeling the Mind/Body Connection with Adrienne Glasser (Body Empowerment 82)” originally posted May 20, 2013, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In honor of International No Diet Day, this video addresses the difference between diet as a noun, versus diet as a verb. […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Psychodrama with Valerie Simon”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Pscyhodrama with Valerie Simon (Body Empowerment 80)” originally posted April 15, 2013, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. Guest Valerie Simon, LCSW, PAT, Creator of The Inner Stage, talks about the power of psychodrama for healing. About BODY EMPOWERMENT: Founded in 2008, “Body Empowerment” […]

Wedding Day Yoga Leads to Bliss

This week I celebrated my wedding on the beach.  My husband and I were married privately 6 months prior, and had decided we wanted to create a special beach wedding celebration with close friends and family.  The thought was that it would be “easy” carefree and “simple” to host a gathering for 70 close friends. […]

Feminist Scholar Blurs the Arts and Sciences: An Intimate Conversation

*This interview of Dr. Patricia Leavy was originally prepared for publication in the now defunct arts e-zine, HerCircle* I interviewed scholar and novelist Patricia Leavy for an UpClose Interview featured in February 2012 HerCircle E-Zine, about her passion for blurring the arts and sciences. Since that interview Leavy has gone from being a professor to […]

Is yoga like stand-up comedy?

“You’re a yoga teacher? Cool…show me something really impressive!” This is a typical response when I share that I teach yoga (and teach the teachers!).  I think that it must be what stand-up comedians feel when they divulge what they do, and hear the inevitable “Say something funny!” Oh, the pressure! When I get that […]

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