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Art Therapy – Is It Really a thing?

"Probably Not", says a bearded teenager
“Probably Not”, says a bearded teenager

ART THERAPY, POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, AND VETERANS

From the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) ____________________________________________________

About Art Therapy Art therapy can be beneficial to people of all ages, including adults who have emotional, cognitive, and /or physical disabilities. Our nation’s Veterans often return home with acute psychological or medical conditions that impair functioning, disrupt family relationships, and prevent reentry into the workforce. Others may develop chronic disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that require months or even years of counseling or rehabilitation. For Veterans who are receiving psychiatric care for PTSD and other emotional conditions, art therapy can be an effective form of treatment, either as a adjunct to other therapies or as a form of individual or group psychotherapy. Senator Bob Graham (FL) emphasized the value of art therapy with US veterans in The Congressional Record, stating: “Art therapists provide effective treatment and health maintenance intervention for veterans, focusing on all of their life challenges, such as mental, physical, and cognitive impairments. Intense emotion and memory, often difficult to convey in words, often are more easily expressed in images with the guidance of a trained clinician…Given the number of veterans gradually returning from the current war in Iraq, art therapy has the potential to assist them as a form of rehabilitation.” Members of the American Art Therapy Association hope that the following information will give you a greater understanding of how art therapy can be used in the treatment of our nation’s veterans and offers unique value in enhancing and improving mental health. ______________________________________________________________________ Art therapists use a a wide variety of art-based techniques in the assessment and treatment of adults. For combat veterans of recent or previous conflicts, art therapy provides ways to express feelings and experiences that are difficult to express verbally. As a form of psychotherapy, art therapy helps veterans communicate and resolve traumatic memories, relieve stress, and reduce symptoms of trauma-related conditions. Art therapists encourage Veterans to reflect on the meaning of their artwork to assist their psychological recovery, promote insight, and improve functioning. For veterans in extended care facilities or hospitals, art therapy helps enhance quality of life by providing a meaningful creative vocation to increase self-esteem and a sense of personal selfworth. Based on their knowledge of art materials, human development, and physical, mental, and emotional conditions, art therapists select specific drawing, painting, or sculpting activities to augment cognitive, psychological, and physical rehabilitation. Art therapy has been a valuable part of mental health services offered by Veteran’s Hospitals (VA) since 1945 when the Winter VA Hospital in Topeka, KS, offered art therapy as part of their psychiatric services to returning World War II veterans. By 1980, a job series was established to facilitate the hiring of arts therapists nationwide– the GS638 series for Creative Arts Therapists and Recreation Therapists. Today, art therapists are employed in VA hospitals and offer therapeutic services to military personnel and their families in hospitals such as Walter Reed in Washington, 1-888-290-0878 www.arttherapy.org info@arttherapy.org

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SERVICE SERIES, PC #3 – Update

STATUS UPDATE ON SERVICE SERIES #3

Well, it is launched!

After the C & P (Color & perspective) study is complete, I will enlarge it bigger sheet to capture more of the scene.

“I Think His Name Is Brad”

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How Can We Be Funny When Everything Is So F’ed Up?

By Jenna Crowley

I was talking with my fellow writer Miss MacKay today about the events of the past weekend when she said, “I’m like so down about this. I can’t even be funny.” It was a sentiment that I shared – and even when I happened to have a funny, Twitter worthy thought in the past 72 hours (which only happened like twice), it didn’t seem appropriate to be funny. But given how messed up everything is (there are still kids in cages, y’all), how can we ever be funny?

The fact of the matter is most comedy comes expense of something; a person or people place or process. And when something like what happened this weekend happens, it can feel almost wrong to make jokes at the expense of something or someone; like we are doing a disservice to humanity by being funny in a moment of tragedy, no matter how lightly we tread.

So the question becomes – how do we, a bunch of writers for a small website – produce entertaining content when we just want to curl up in a ball and cry (more than we usually do, anyway) because the world is a steaming cesspool of hate and violence?

Read more at the link

https://wp.me/paEcNl-FW

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Oil Painting

Portraits And Just How Damn Good Are Oil Portraits These Days?

A picture is worth a 1000 words, and if this portrait by Alex Venizia doesnt simply floor you immediatly, then you have no sensibilities whatsoever, and we are all in trouble. “Haunting” takes home : 1st Place Painting & People’s Choice Award at The 2019 Portrait Society of America’s – “International Portrait Competition” ALEX’S Site #love #like #follow #beautiful #photo #instagram #nature #instadaily #fashion #travel #photographer #art #happy #followme #instalike #ig #cute #style #likes #summer #travelphotography #me #photoshoot #igers #smile #bhfyp#photooftheday #instagood #photography #picoftheday
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And Now It’s Time For A Little Fun

These are all POTENTIAL paintings.

See any that particularly stand out for you?

Comment below and let me know which one YOU think should be a painting! There will be contests similar to this coming soon to raise funds for PTSD, homelessness, and hunger charities!

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Sketch Comedy Tour of YobiWorks backend

LIKE SKETCH COMEDY? Then this is for you!

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YobiWorks Photos!

Thought I would share some of my favorite photos that I have taken over the years, enjoy!

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POST COLLAGE

ANNOUNCEMENT!!

I am not finished setting up the “store”, so my apologies for any confusion. I do plan to allow people to purchase, or commission artwork.…
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Check it out

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