On Art and Healing
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
By Julia Cameron
The idea behind The Artist's Way is that by writing three pages, longhand and
stream-of consciousness, first thing in the morning, you can overcome the obstacles that stop you from
becoming your most creative self.
Art, like morality,
drawing the line somewhere.
-- Gilbert K. Chesterton --
Information on the Arts and Healing
Using Art in Trauma Recovery with Children. -- An AATA monograph. Useful information for counseling professionals, as well as teachers and parents in understanding how to help children deal with trauma.
The Arts and Healing for Professionals
The American Art Therapy Association, Inc., AATA -- A national association dedicated to the belief that the creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life enhancing.
American Music Therapy Association -- Music therapy uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages.
The National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations, NCCATA -- Alliance of professional associations dedicated to the advancement of the arts as therapeutic modalities. The creative arts therapies include art therapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, poetry therapy, and psychodrama.
National Network for the Arts in Healthcare, NNAH -- A UK organization. NNAH is an advocate for the Arts in Health field, bringing together the arts and health communities, disseminating information and resources. Their library is among the largest arts in health resources.
Online Art Sources