Over 60 simple exercises for exploring emotions through drawing, painting, dancing, writing, sculpting and more...
Feelings either flow naturally, like a river, or get dammed up. If our emotions become blocked, we can become tense, unhappy, anxious, or depressed. This book offers simple techniques for using art to embrace, understand, and release our emotions. THE ART OF EMOTIONAL HEALING is a wonderful resource book of creative exercises anyone can use to explore their emotions and find a greater sense of peace and well-being.
Lucia Capacchione, a respected author and art therapist whose previous books have sold approximately 400,000 copies cumulatively, teaches workshops around the country and consults with businesses, school systems, and community organizations on techniques for enhancing creativity, as well as on mind-body health and stress relief. In THE ART OF EMOTIONAL HEALING Capacchione introduces methods she has developed in workshops and with private clients for achieving emotional equilibrium through artistic expression. Art forms discussed here include: painting, dancing, drumming, molding clay, journal writing, mask-making, and collage.
No artistic skill or talent is required to use the exercises in the book. Capacchione explains that when these forms of expression are practiced without the threat of judgment or criticism, they enable us to see our emotions more objectively, opening the doorway to greater happiness and confidence.
“‘Lucia's are gentle yet powerful exercises that guide us in the discovery of our own inner wisdom.’ Dr. Joan Borysenko, author of MINDING THE BODY, MENDING THE MIND”