E. Huss

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This paper explores ways of transforming stress related visual images for health care professionals who are exposed to stressful images in their work. Transformation of these images is conducted using changes of compositional elements such as shape, color, size and texture – through harnessing the power of creativity and imagination to transform an image(More)
Keywords: Art Therapy theory Integrative psychology Ecological theories of psychology Teaching Art Therapy a b s t r a c t This paper describes a theoretical model for conceptualizing art therapy through an integrative multi-layered prism that ecologically " layers " dynamic, humanistic, systemic, and social understandings of art, therapy, and people. The(More)
Art therapy, as well as other arts-based therapies and interventions, is used to reduce pain, stress, depression, breathlessness and other symptoms in a wide variety of serious and chronic diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer and schizophrenia. Arts-based approaches are also known to contribute to one's well-being and quality of life. However, much research(More)
This paper demonstrates how marginalized, Bedouin, single mothers define pain through different depictions of their bodies and their embodied experience. Using visual data generated through an empowerment group with single Bedouin women living in the Negev, illustrative pictures were selected. The potential of drawing as an indirect, but deeply(More)
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