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Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies: Theory and Practice

Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies: Theory and Practice

Author: Laury Rappaport
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This pioneering resource brings together new ways of thinking and practise from an international group of senior arts therapists to explore the ways in which the inward direction of mindfulness and the outward expression of arts therapies can intersect to bring about transformative clinical results. Arts therapists will be inspired to rejuvenate and expand their practice. The first part of the book gives an overview of mindfulness development in relation to spirituality, psychotherapy and the arts therapies. The remaining five sections cover the role of the expressive arts in cultivating mindful awareness and presence; approaches that add mindfulness to the arts therapies (e.g. MBSR); approaches that are inherently mindfulness-based; the role of mindfulness in the training and education of arts therapists; and the neuroscience underlying mindfulness and the arts therapies. Contributors describe their ground-breaking work with diverse client groups including cancer patients, trauma survivors, chronic pain sufferers, substance misusers, patients with severe mental illnesses, clients in private practice, and adolescents and children.

Author description

Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., MFT, ATR-BC, REAT is a pioneer in the expressive arts field. She has taught at Five Branches University, Notre Dame de Namur University and Lesley University where she was Academic Coordinator of International Expressive Therapies. She is currently on faculty at Sonoma State University. Laury has been a meditation practitioner for over 30 years. She is the author of Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body's Wisdom and Creative Intelligence, the Founder and Director of the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute, and Integrative Psychotherapist at the Institute of Health and Healing, Sutter Hospital in California.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements.; Introduction.; Part I. Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies Overview and Roots.; 1. Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, and the Arts Therapies. Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., ATR-BC, REAT, Professor and Director Mind-Body Dept., Five Branches University, and Debra Kalmanowitz, MA, RATh, University of Hong Kong.; Part II. Cultivating Mindful Awareness and Presence through the Expressive Arts.; 2. The Role of Witnessing and Immersion in the Moment of Arts Therapy Practice. Shaun McNiff, Ph.D., ATR-BC, University Professor, Lesley University.; 3. Intention and Witness: Tools for Mindfulness in Art and Writing. Pat Allen, Ph.D., ATR-BC, Faculty, Art Institute of Chicago.; Part III. Integrating Mindfulness with the Arts Therapies.; 4. Mindfulness Based Art Therapy: Applications for Healing with Cancer. Caroline Peterson, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, Joan Karnell Cancer Center, Pennsylvania Hospital.; 5. Mindful Body Awareness in Art Therapy with Chronic Pain Syndrome. Jurgen Fritsche, University of Munich, Academy of Fine Arts Munich: Graduate Program in Art Therapy, Pain Clinic, Schwabing Hospital, Munich.; 6. Mindfulness and Dance Movement Therapy with Trauma. Jennifer Tantia, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT, private practice.; 7. Mindfulness and Drama Therapy: Insight Improvisation and the Transformation of Anger. Joel Gluck, M.Ed., RDT., Registered Drama Therapist, North American Drama Therapy Association.; 8. Music, Imagery and Mindfulness with Substance Dependency. Carolyn Van Dort, Post-Graduate degree, Music Therapy; Guided Imagery and Music, Teacher, Music and Imagery, University of Melbourne and Denise Grocke, Ph.D., RMT, MT-BC, FAMI. Professor of Music Therapy, University of Melbourne.; 9. Poetry Therapy, Creativity, and the Practice of Mindfulness. John Fox, CPT., John F. Kennedy University, California Institute of Integral Studies.; 10. The Silent Creative Retreat for People with Cancer: The Assissi Model for Professionals. Paola Luzzatto, Art Therapy Italiana, Bologna, Italy, David Payne, Bonnie Gabriel, Anna Lagomaggiore, Lucia Minerbi, Ellen Mullin, Gemma Oldrini and Gabriella Ventrella.; 11. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and the Expressive Arts Therapies in a Hospital-Based Community Outreach Program. Patricia D. Isis, Ph.D., LMHC, ATR-BC, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Private Practice, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Instructor.; 12. Mindfulness Based Expressive Therapies for People with Severe Mental Illness and Persistent Mental Illness. Daniel Herring, MA, LMHC, Adjunct Faculty, Lesley University; Program Director Health and Education Services, Peabody, MA.; Part IV. Mindfulness-Based Arts Therapies Approaches.; 13. Authentic Movement and Mindfulness: Embodied Awareness and the Healing Nature of Expressive Arts. Zoe Avstreih, MS, LPC, BC-DMT, NCC, Professor, Graduate School of Psychology, Somatic Counseling Psychology Program, Coordinator, Dance and Movement Therapy Concentration, Naropa University.; 14. Focusing-Oriented Arts Therapies: Cultivating Mindfulness, Compassion, and Accessing Wisdom. Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., ATR-BC, REAT, Professor and Director Mind-Body Dept., Five Branches University; 15. Hakomi and Art Therapy. Merryl E. Rothaus, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC, Adjunct Faculty, Naropa Institute.; 16. Mindfulness and Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy. Fiona Chang, RSW, REAT, President, Expressive Arts Therapy Association Hong Kong, Regional Co-chair, International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, Honorary Lecturer, University of Hong Kong.; 17. Creative Mindfulness: Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy. Karin von Daler, M.A., MFT, REAT, teacher Expressive Arts and Mindfulness internationally, private practice, Copenhangen and Lori Schwanbeck, MFT, Mindfulness Therapy Associates.; 18. Mindfulness and Focusing-Oriented Arts Therapy with Children and Adolescents. Emily Tara Weiner, MA, MFTi, registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, Masters, Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy, Notre Dame De Namur University and Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., ATR-BC, REAT, Professor and Director Mind-Body Dept., Five Branches University.; Part V. Mindfulness and the Arts Therapists in Education and Training.; 19. Mindful Considerations for Training Art Therapists: Inner Friendship Outer Professionalism. Michael Franklin, MA, ATR-BC, Professor and Chair of Art Therapy Program, Naropa University.; 20. Relational Mindfulness and Relational Movement in Training Dance Movement Therapists. Nancy Beardall, Ph.D., BC-DMT, Dance Therapy Coordinator, Lesley University and Janet Surrey, Ph.D., Founding Scholar, Jean Baker Miller Institute at the Stone Center, Wellesley, MA. Faculty, Andover-Newton Theological Seminary, Newton, MA. Board, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.; Part VI. Neuroscience, Mindfulness, and the Arts Therapists.; 21. Perspectives from Neuroscience: Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Use of the Arts. Jared D. Kass, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling and Psychology, Lesley University and Sidney M. Trantham, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Counseling and Psychology, Lesley University.; Appendix A. Basic Mindfulness Exercises. B. Music Discography.; Index.

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General Fields

  • : 9781849059091
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : October 2013
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laury Rappaport
  • : Paperback
  • : 615.8515
  • : 288
  • : approx. 11 colour images, 40 black & white illustrations