Artistic Therapeutics (Ministry NEWS BLOG) by Rene Allen

This Ministry NEWS BLOG relative to Artistic Therapeutics is intended to provide an INTRODUCTION to the field of Artistic Therapeutics and the potential it can offer to address the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental needs of the participants involved in the therapy process. Case studies will be presented here.
Artistic Therapeutics is used for people of all ages and backgrounds, regardless of the participant's creative abilities.

Artistic Therapeutics (ART THERAPY) is often referred to as "isomorphic" when ART is a reflection of the PSYCHE. We are reminded of Expressionistic Artist, Vincent Van Gogh, whose brilliant colors, coarse brushwork and intense images in such paintings as The Starry Night seem to vividly reflect some of his inner turmoil and emotional anguish.

How can Artistic Therapeutics (ART THERAPY) help individuals? . . .

One example:

Businesswoman Katherine Skaggs found ART THERAPY to be especially helpful with defusing anger and sadness revolving around issues of grief and loss. "Art Therapy has helped me get out of my head, and move the stress, anger and depression through my body and out into the world, so it can be released," Skaggs says. [Colorado's Holistic Health and Spirituality Journal - Nov/Dec 2007]

More to follow . . .

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More to follow. . .

Rene Allen
Founder of Artistic Minds®

Artistic Minds® ~ "Always Collaborating and Creating!"

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Comment by René Allen on June 3, 2008 at 5:06pm
Hello Everyone ~

I thank you all for your insightful comments.

Violet Rain's comment that, "Creative Visualizations recognizes that we all have a blue print to our success it is up to us to access it." ~ is a beautiful thought process from which to work from.

There are other Reiki Practitioners in our other Site:

We hold BOOK STUDIES, and discuss various topics in a Group Environment ~ such as BPD, PTSD, Depression, and other issues involving mental heal, health and wellness, and artistic ways in which to access these areas in our lives and find viable solutions.

While ART in all of its various forms is our medium of choice, we listen to various points of view from the medical community as well ~ of which we have many members in our Artistic Therapy Group.

There is plenty of room for all of the interesting literary works, poetic works, artistic works, and creative concepts of the membership of Artistic Therapy Gather Group. The ARTISTIC WORKS make for interesting discussions. All members here are welcome to join us there as well!

There will be more information added here progressively, and I look forward to all of your input!

Blessings ~
Comment by Violet Rain on January 14, 2008 at 5:07pm
Greetings All,
I find this topic to be fascinating. It would be interesting to see some of the imagery that comes out of this work. I am a Reiki Practitioner and use creative visualizations with Reiki. I also include yoga and other techniques for my clients to move beyond fear and blocked emotional energy to live their highest potential.
Through this I have found that a lot of us are just fearful of being who we truly are.
I agree with Rene's last comment. Some of my clients are also looking for ways to create from their center, improve their artistic abilities or improving their innate talents. Creative Visualizations recognizes that we all have a blue print to our success it is up to us access it. I would love to be a part of the discussions.
Many Thanks
Comment by René Allen on December 8, 2007 at 4:32pm
Dick - I will be posting many examples of artworks created, as well as the physical, emotional and mental conditions and issues that the Participant/Artist began the Therapy to address. There are many issues that are not known by the Participant/Artist until the Therapy begins. Some issues are submerged, and the Participant/Artist is in denial about the hinderances to their life journey that these unresolved issues cause. There are many Participants/Artists who are enrolled in Artistic Therapeutics for the purpose of discovering the depth of their creative and artistic ability, and not for the purpose of addressing any negative life factors/issues.

With proper Guidance, Artistic Therapeutics is helpful, encouraging, illuminating, and a joyful experience for all Participants/Artists.

More to follow . . .

Rene A.
Comment by René Allen on December 8, 2007 at 4:14pm
Sandra - The closed captioning is an excellent idea. I do believe it already exists. I will look into it further. I have been involved with Artistic Therapeutics with the deaf, and have witnessed positive results. I do not view the deaf as deaf, and that was a major mental and spiritual stance that I took to see and work past any perceived physical limitations. For ART speaks for the deaf as well as the blind. The Musical Arts are a part of the composition of Artistic Therapeutics. Sound has a healing effect. Artistic Therapeutics addresses shame, guilt, and other self-condemnation issues for drug addiction, as well as rape, domestic abuse, divorce, relational issues, and many other areas of life challenges. I look forward to hearing more of your comments Sandra on the BLOG posts here in Artistic Therapeutics.

Rene A.
Comment by sandra on December 8, 2007 at 3:20am
I do know of the creative outlet experiences dealing with shame and denial in drug addiction. Alot of people would call it "tweeking". I called it creative outbursts of energy, though artificially stimulated, I found I was naturally creative. Now to use my creative mind in more positive ways! I would love to know more about your Artistic Therapeutic guidence. There's a terrible thick line between some of the references I may use but I am a recovering addict and I know shame. The traumatic experiences that come with that lifestyle still cripple me with negative thoughts and nightmares. And the fact that I have not been the one raiseing my 5 children. The seperations have left me looking for someone to mother (smother). I am aware of where I've been and what I made happen in my life. I know where I want to be and I accept and welcome all the emotional, spiritual and creative ways to become free from the past and continue to live. I will be reading anything you put out there knowing that what you are teaching/showing as creativeness is exactly what I've been needing. Thank you, I did want to mention that I have a hard time with the videos that I see. I am now Hard of Hearing and think that some of the videos released should have closed captioning. What do you think?
Comment by Dick Samson on December 5, 2007 at 7:07pm

I'd be interested in seeing some examples of the art created with Artistic Therapeutics guidance.

Might you post digital or audio files of some of the art? Expecially fascinating would be to pair each art items with a description of the condition addressed, and the effect on the person of the act of creation.

One easy way to "collect" some of art would be to click the Share link right below your blog article. Then enter email addresses along with a bit of text inviting the recipient/s to contribute.

I believe public interest in this could be very broad. Who doesn't have some condition, hurt, or feeling they'd like to get over? Who wouldn't welcome a "creative" path to resolution?

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