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By Phil Jones

The humanities treatments offers, in a single quantity, a advisor to different disciplines and their present perform and considering. It presents:
* a transparent research of the connection among consumer, therapist and paintings form.
* An exploration of study, perform and key contributions made to the sphere via practitioners across the world and inside many various contexts.
* dialogue of the way the humanities remedies relate to validated overall healthiness prone.

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Perhaps this seemed even more frustrating since I had made a rule about B and S not meeting before the group. I wondered if the recent absenteeism and lateness might be a What is art therapy? 23 means of getting me to lay down more rules. B said he’d hate me to be like a mum telling them what to do. H contradicted my interpretation and said that the lateness and absenteeism must be to do with R leaving… They returned to the subject of painting. H said that I should be telling them ‘how to do it’.

Practice was on a sessional basis in day centres for people with disabilities, the elderly, people who have had strokes, survivors of sexual abuse, those with eating disorders and those seeking personal growth (IACAT website (dance therapy)). Some dance movement therapists stress the importance of creating an atmosphere of safety and security, as this is seen as enhancing the clients’ use of improvised movement.

The researchers say that this can be seen as giving an indication of what UK therapists feel is most amenable to change through dramatherapy. The drama methods and processes used in dramatherapy are broadly similar from Greece to the UK, from the USA to the Netherlands. Andersen-Warren and Grainger have said that ‘dramatherapy means the therapy that is in drama itself—all drama—and not merely the use of some aspects of drama as therapeutic tools’ (Andersen-Warren and Grainger, 2000:15). Areas within the realm of drama include improvisation, play-based processes, role-play, mask, puppetry, drama games, voice work and script.

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