Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies: Theory and Practice

Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies: Theory and Practice

By: Laury Rappaport (editor), Jared D. Kass (contributor), Kalmanowitz Kalmanowitz (contributor), Merryl Rothaus (contributor), Joel Gluck (contributor), Nancy Beardall (contributor), Bonnie Gabriel (contributor), Janet Surrey (contributor), Ellen Mullin (contributor), Lagomaggiore Lagomaggiore (contributor)Paperback

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This ground-breaking book explores the theoretical, clinical and training application of integrating mindfulness with all of the arts therapies, and includes cutting-edge contributions from neuroscience. Written by pioneers and leaders in the arts therapies and psychology fields, the book includes 6 sections that examine mindfulness and the arts therapies from different perspectives: 1) the history and roots of mindfulness in relation to spirituality, psychotherapy and the arts therapies; 2) the role of the expressive arts in cultivating mindful awareness; 3) innovative approaches that add mindfulness to the arts therapies; 4) arts therapies approaches that are inherently mindfulness-based; 5) mindfulness in the training and education of arts therapists; and 6) the neuroscience underlying mindfulness and the arts therapies. Contributors describe their pioneering work with diverse applications: people with cancer, trauma, chronic pain, substance abuse, severe mental illness, clients in private practice, adolescents at camp, training dance and art therapists, and more. This rich resource will inspire and rejuvenate all clinicians and educators.

About Author

Shaun McNiff PhD, ATR is the Provost and Dean of Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. An internationally-renowned figure in the creative arts therapies, he has written many critically-acclaimed books including Art as Medicine: Creating a Therapy of the Imagination,Educating the Creative Arts Therapist and Depth Psychology of Art. Dr McNiff has been honoured on many occasions for his pioneering contributions to the creative arts therapy field, and he is the 1997 recipient of the America Art Therapy Association's Honorary Life Member Award.


Acknowledgements. Foreword. Jakusho Kwong Roshi, Founder and Abbot, Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, Genjoji, Santa Rosa, California. 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, MFT, Professor and Consultant Mind-Body Dept., Five Branches University; Founder and Director Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute 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. Patricia 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, Ph.D., BC-DMT, LCAT, Adjunct Faculty Adlephi University; 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, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty, 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, Founding Director: Merrick Valley Center for Mindful Healing, Haverhill, MA; Adjunct Faculty Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. Part IV. Mindfulness-Based Arts Therapies Approaches. 13. Authentic Movement and Mindfulness: Embodied Awareness and the Healing Nature of Expressive Arts. Zoee 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 Inner Wisdom. Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., ATR-BC, REAT, MFT, Professor and Consultant Mind-Body Dept., Five Branches University; Founder and Director Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute. 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, Copenhagen 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. Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., ATR-BC, REAT, MFT Professor and Consultant Mind-Body Dept., Five Branches University; Founder/Director Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute. Part V. Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies 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. 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 Therapies. 21. Perspectives from Neuroscience: Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Use of the Arts. Jared D. Kass, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling and Psychology, Lesley University. Sidney M. Trantham, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Counseling and Psychology, Lesley University. Appendix A. Basic Mindfulness Exercises. Appendix B. Music Discography. Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781849059091
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
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  • ISBN10: 1849059098

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