Irene Renzenbrink


Conference 2012


JSS 2.2

Past News

JSS 2.2 Art Therapy, Healing and Spiritual Growth: A Reflective Essay

by Ms Irene Renzenbrink,
Social Worker, Lakeside Expressive Arts, Australia
Journal for the Study of Spirituality 2, no. 2, 2012, pp. 203-215

Art therapy and the expressive arts offer opportunities for dying and bereaved people to discover hidden resources and strengthen their creative capacity at a time when physical and emotional resources are at a very low ebb. Caregivers of the dying and bereaved can also benefit from an expressive arts approach in education, training and supervision. Creative transformation of difficult life experiences through art-making, music, narrative and poetry can promote healing and spiritual growth. Expressive arts methods can be used effectively with both groups and individuals.

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