[PDF/ePUB] Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy – Cathy A. Malchiodi

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Book summary of Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy by Cathy A. Malchiodi

From pioneering therapist Cathy A. Malchiodi, this book synthesizes the breadth of research on trauma and the brain and presents an innovative framework for treating trauma through the expressive arts. The volume describes powerful ways to tap into deeply felt bodily and sensory experiences as a foundation for safely exploring emotions, memories, and personal narratives. Rich clinical examples illustrate the use of movement, sound, play, art, and drama with children and adults. Malchiodi's approach not only enables survivors to express experiences that defy verbalization, but also helps them to transform and integrate the trauma, regain a sense of aliveness, and imagine a new future. This book is at once encyclopedic in scope and profoundly poetic, meticulously observed and heartfelt--as scientific as it is creative. Malchiodi shows us how the legacy of trauma comprises not only distressing memories and disturbing thoughts, but also heartbreaking, gut-wrenching sensory experiences. Throughout history, just about every culture has coped with trauma by activating collective rhythms, sounds, music, improvisation and dramatic enactments, storytelling, and other ways of self-soothing and reconnecting with community. Malchiodi masterfully demonstrates how the expressive arts can mobilize the body and fire the imagination, and thereby help to restore vitality, self-efficacy, mastery, and self-expression.

Details of e-book Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Author(s):
  • Title: Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Rating: 4.8 out of 5 base on 167 reviews
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1st edition (March 27, 2020)
  • ISBN-10: 1462543111
  • ISBN-13: 9781462543113
  • Language: English
  • Print length: 406 pages
  • Categories: Medical Books