What is love? BBC philosophy animations feature Sartre, Freud, Aristophanes from a very interesting site with many more animations on all sort of subjects. http://www.openculture.com/2015/08/what-is-love-bbc-philosophy-animations-feature-sartre.html
Pictures of the sky
I have been taking pictures of the sky, on my way to work , on my local train crossing the marshes. It ‘s somehow unusual to look at a big open space in an otherwise densely built urban landscape.
International Women’s Day: 8th March 2013
Sex and power 2013: who runs Britain. The report finds that women are missing from top roles in politics and public life. ‘Women are a majority (51%) of the population , but the power is concentrated in the hands of a minority’.
See article:http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/feb/24/shocking-absence-women-uk-public-life and Woman’s hour radio show http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p015k9w4
Arts Therapies in NICE Guidelines
Art Therapies have been included in NICE guidelines (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence, the government’s health body that identifies good practice) as a treatment to consider for children and young people with psychosis and schizophrenia. The document stresses that the use of Art Therapies alleviate negative symptoms. See page 160: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG155/Guidance
Exhibition of art work made by prisoners
Sarah Lucas curated the show of art by prisoners which takes place at the South Bank until the 25th November.
Current project : Art Therapy group for children affected by domestic violence
I am currently setting up an Art Therapy group in a refuge for children affected by domestic violence. I will facilitate the group with a volunteer Art Therapist.
There was recently an interesting article about this type of group in the last Inscape:International Journal of Art Therapy. Mills, E.& Kellington, S.(2012). Using group art therapy to address the shame and silencing surrounding children’s experiences of witnessing domestic violence. Inscape: International Journal of Art Therapy 17 (1):3-12.
Online ISSN 1745-4840,Volume17,2012 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17454832.2011.639788
BAAT members receive the journal as a member benefit. For more details go to: www.baat.org
Louise Bourgeois at the Freud Museum
The exhibition at the Freud Museum was inspired by the discovery of boxes of the artist’s writing revealing that she undertook psychoanalytic therapy. http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/mar/07/spider-freud-louise-bourgeois-exhibition
Art is a guaranty of sanity
I like this phrase from Louise Bourgeois which made me think of a project I made as a Fine Art student.
In this project small sculptures packaged as if pills, here a house, were taken as medication.
An unlikely form of therapy
Six minutes clip from Art for Heroes: A Culture Show Special. An Art Therapy session to discover how drawing, sculpting and painting are helping veterans manage the symptoms of PTSD. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00lr5nv