The Library holds a number of books on art therapy including:
The expressive arts activity book : a resource for professionals
This resource comprises a collection of accessible, flexible, tried-and-tested activities for use with people in a range of care settings, to help them explore their knowledge of themselves and to make sense of their experiences.
Among the issues addressed by the activities are exploring physical changes, emotional trauma, interpersonal problems and spiritual dilemmas. Featuring individual and group activities of varying difficulty, including card making, painting to music, meditation, and body mapping, it also includes real-life anecdotes that bring the techniques to life.
The hen that laid the golden omelette : a guide to art classes for people with dementia: the experiences and learning of two volunteers over ten years
Even when the memory and senses fail, people with dementia may experience the joy of creativity through watercolour painting. This is the liberating message of Barbara Davison and Barbara Potter's inspiring Sefton Art Project.
The creative arts in dementia care : practical person-centred approaches and ideas
After explaining why adopting a creative approach is central to effective dementia care, the authors go on to discuss meditation, singing, movement and storytelling, describing the therapeutic benefits of each and giving practical examples of how they can be used with individuals or groups.
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