Discover the healing power of art therapy
The purposeful act of making art can be more than a creative outlet. It can also help individuals gain self-awareness, process difficult thoughts, and even ease the effects of past traumas. Essential Art Therapy Exercises, a cognitive behavioral therapy workbook, offers a range of creative activities to help you better understand yourself, develop control over your emotions, and aid the healing process.
This well-reviewed art therapy workbook includes:
- Exercises for healing and self-discovery—75 strategic art therapy activities offer new opportunities for self-expression and tools for coping with mood and personality disorders.
- Supportive prompts and interactions—Each exercise includes an explanation of its purpose and potential outcomes along with a series of insightful post-activity questions.
- Judgment-free guidance—Learn the basics of different artistic techniques and mediums, like drawing, painting, and sculpting—no previous art experience necessary.
- Helpful supply lists and tips—Includes a complete list of the art supplies you'll need for each art therapy project and advice on creating your own healing space.
Find new peace and positivity with Essential Art Therapy Exercises.
About the Author
LEAH GUZMAN is a professional artist and a board-certified art therapist with a master’s degree in art education. She has been practicing art psychotherapy for 17 years, working in schools, hospitals, crisis shelters, jails, retirement homes, and more. Her mission is to show people how creativity can help them heal.
“Leah Guzman has crafted a book of innovative art therapy resources for therapists and other mental health professions to engage clients in healthy artistic processes. Based on her vast experience with children, teens, and adults, she offers numerous art practices divided into chapters dedicated to specific art materials. Each technique includes goals, art materials, directions, and questions for discussion. Art experiences are carefully developed to help individuals engage in creative processes for coping with the devastating effects of some of today’s most common emotional concerns. This inspired and thoughtful book is an essential resource for those practicing art therapy today.” —Marcia L. Rosal, PhD, ATR-BC, Professor Emerita
“Leah Guzman's Essential Art Therapy Exercises is a treasure chest of transformational tools. This book will make your life better!” —Laura Hollick, founder of Soul Art Studio Inc., creator of the Soul Art Certification