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The Self-Portrait Dance – extract from Anna Halprin

Posted on August 21st, 2014 in Arts therapies, Healing Arts

Learn about the self-portrait dance – An interpretation of oneself through drawings of the individual components of the body. Merging them together allows you to see the image you have of yourself brought about by your subconscious. When combined with dance, the mind and body can connect and begin to raise questions about this image.


Summer Holiday activites for younger children with Autism and other learning difficulties (Day 5).


This one probably requires a trip to the local arts store but will provide hours of possibilities and fun once it’s mixed together. GLOWING WATER In just a few steps we can turn basic tap water into buckets of fluorescent fun. Here’s all you need Water A container NON-TOXIC fluorescent paint Backlight bulb GO! 1.


Drawing your family as animals – activity from How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors and Connecting with Nature

Posted on August 14th, 2014 in Arts therapies, Parenting

In this extract, you can try several different activities based on drawing family members metaphorically. For the younger children, this may be a case of drawing the family as people and this should still be encouraged despite not being within the guidelines of the activity! Older children may enjoy the chance to be creative by


Summer Holiday activites for younger children with Autism and other learning difficulties (Day 1).


We realise the importance of keeping children occupied over the summer holidays and with that in mind will be featuring a different activity that you can do with your kids every day this week. These will be interesting, low-cost activities for parents with younger children – first up today is a drawing exercise that can involve the whole family (including the family pet).


Reconnecting, establishing safety, empowerment with humour – extract from ‘Unpack my Heart with Words’ By Marion Baraitser

Posted on August 11th, 2014 in Arts therapies, Attachment, Healing Arts

In this extract, Marion Baraitser provides activities for both younger and older children in order to explore their feelings of safety and the importance of humour. ‘Reading and expressive writing with traumatised children, young refugees and asylum seekers – Unpack my heart with words’ is available now from the JKP website.  Young adults’ group Reconnecting,


Music Therapy Catalogue 2014

Posted on July 25th, 2014 in Arts therapies, JKP news
June 2014 - Music therapy catalogue front cover

Browse our latest collection of titles in Music Therapy. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click the title or cover image to view the full book page.  


Art Therapy catalogue 2014

Posted on June 24th, 2014 in Arts therapies, Healing Arts
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Browse our latest collection of titles in Art Therapy. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click the title or cover image to view the full book page.


Request a free copy of the new Art Therapy catalogue

Posted on May 30th, 2014 in Arts therapies
Art therapy cat cover

Sign up to request your free copy of our latest brochure of new and bestselling books on Art Therapy. This includes information on our new and bestselling titles such as ‘Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies’ by Laury Rappaport and ‘Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations’ by Paula Howie. This range includes practical books for professionals,


Mindful art-making with adolescents

Posted on December 12th, 2013 in Arts therapies
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In this extract taken from Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies, edited by Laury Rappaport, Pat B. Allen introduces the way in which mindfulness is incorporated into the Open Studio Process, and describes the challenges and rewards of using this process with a group of adolescent boys. She explains her own reaction when the boys were


Incorporating creativity in supervision


Anna Chesner, co-author of Creative Supervision Across Modalities, explains why using creativity in supervision sessions can benefit both the supervisor and supervisee, and gives her top tips for any therapist or helping professional new to using this approach. Why is the use of creativity so effective in supervision sessions? Creativity helps to link right brain


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