Sunday, October 23, 2016

Masks As Eating Disorder Art Therapy

May 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Graciously re-posted courtesy of Recently in my Eating Disorder Recovery Group Therapy, I asked the members to design masks.  I devised this activity from D.W. Winnicott’s ideal of the “False Self.”  Winnicott believed when one grows up in an environment where the child’s needs are not recognized, the child develops a false self to protect one’s real identity […]

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 […]

The Art of Paper (Toque de Queda)

One of the goals of the WATRD site is to help people learn healthy ways to manage stress (especially through the arts).  I learned of Aydasara Ortega’s paper-making and had to interview her for the site.  I hope it helps you find a little peace through the holiday craze!  Robyn Hussa, Author/Editor, WATRD 1. Aydasara, […]

Therapy vs. Therapeutic (Art)

There is a distinct difference between therapy and therapeutic arts. Art can be healing, art can be cathartic, art can deeply reinvigorate a wounded and traumatized spirit, but art cannot single-handedly eliminate trauma or eradicate its scars. That, is the work of treatment, rehabilitation, and help. Therapy can be an artist’s most sacred tool, most […]

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