Art Therapy Exercises: Inspirational and Practical Ideas to Stimulate the Imagination

Art Therapy Exercises: Inspirational and Practical Ideas to Stimulate the Imagination


By (author) Liesl Silverstone, Foreword by Brian Thorne

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  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 216mm x 10mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843106957
  • ISBN 13: 9781843106951
  • Sales rank: 31,376

Product description

This accessible book comprises a collection of 80 tried-and-tested exercises, with guidelines for applying them and advice for devising new ones. Liesl Silverstone offers a variety of exercises for a diverse and multicultural client base, such as guided fantasies, one-to-one and group work focusing on the group dynamic, and some examples of working with adults with learning difficulties and children. Focusing on the non-directive, non-interpretive person-centred approach to art therapy, this inspirational book is the perfect complement to "Art Therapy - The Person-Centred Way", also by Liesl Silverstone and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. "Art Therapy Exercises" is an invaluable book for art therapists and art therapy students, counsellors, psychotherapists and all professionals working in the field of human development.

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Author information

Liesl Silverstone is a fellow of the British Association of Counselling (BACP). She has been a tutor, counsellor and art therapist for many years, and is the founder of the Person-centred Art Therapy Centre, London.

Review quote

"'Liesl Silverstone's new the outcome of a personal and professional life dedicated to the celebration of the imagination and to an unshakeable belief in the resilience of the human spirit...readers will find a veritable cornucopia of exercises which have the potential to open up new vistas and to inspire imaginative journeys of great richness... Simply to read them is itself a voyage of discovery but for many trainers and therapists they will constitute a repertoire on which they can draw as from an inexhaustible well.' - From the Foreword by Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia."

Table of contents

Foreword by Brian Thorne. Introduction. Chapter 1: Art Therapy Exercises for One-to-One Sessions and to Explore Individually in Groups. Chapter 2: Art Therapy Exercises to Explore Individual Issues and Group Dynamics. Chapter 3: Further Inspiration for Art Therapy Exercises. Chapter 4: Working with Different Clients. 5. Some Guided Fantasies Devised by Students. A Final Word.