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Barbara Ganim

Barbara Ganim is an expressive arts educator and certified holistic health counselor, a published writer, and artist. She is an assistant professor of holistic counseling and expressive arts at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. She is also program coordinator...

The Healing Power of Art

A Self-Guided Expressive Art Workshop

Barbara Ganim

from Sounds True

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You don't have to be an artist to use art for healing. On The Healing Power of Art, you will discover how to bring this natural healing power into your own life, even if you can only draw simple shapes and stick figures. With expressive art therapist Barbara Ganim, you will learn how to access your own inner language of imagery—the key to healing with art.

Artists have long known intuitively what science has now confirmed: art can help heal the pain in our lives. In one of the first major studies on the relationship between stress and illness, researchers found that the majority of cancer patients involved had experienced a serious emotional trauma just 12 to 18 months before their diagnosis.

Later researchers investigated how imagery, when used properly, could eliminate or reverse the stress response, which contributes to immune system dysfunction. Now, through this full 8-hour program of instruction and exercises, you can experience your own body's ability to heal itself through the power of art.

Join Barbara Ganim as she presents everything you need to know about this creative approach to resolving inner conflicts, healing physical illness, and overcoming your fears. By following a three-step process, you will learn how to access your stress-producing emotions, express and release them through art, and transform them into positive, healing emotions.

Already proven to educators, medical caregivers, and other healing professionals at Ganim's popular national workshops, this full 12-session audio course works for everybody, even if you've never tried drawing or painting in your life (in fact “non-artists” often report the best results from this process).

Because art and imagery can help improve immune system function, alleviate depression, and relieve pain, they have been called the “medicine of the future.” So welcome this naturally potent therapy into your life, and start creating the improved health you want, with The Healing Power of Art.

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Contents 1 Audio download (8 hours, 40 minutes)
Date Published April 01, 2002
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-022-4
Product Codes 0097w, f097w, af00097w

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Customer Reviews

By Patricia Jean J
Date Added: Friday 17 October 2014
After listening to all the CD's, I found myself going back several times and taking notes. This is truly inspired material based on much experience! I will be drawing on these ideas when I plan new art classes for my groups.
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By Kathryn B
Date Added: Tuesday 7 October 2014
Great program. The exercises are very helpful in exploring issues and finding inner wisdom.
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By Laurence
Date Added: Friday 4 February 2011
Barbara Ganim's books and self-guided expressive art workshop / cassettes have been a strong inspiration in my journey as a therapist. They are based on sound scientific information and at the same time, guide you in a practical way. I am grateful to Barbara Ganim for her contribution to the field of art and expressive therapies.
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By Marlyn F
Date Added: Thursday 16 October 2014
I was disappointed that I could not get the video as I moved on to the next portion, only voice. It is easier for me when I can see as well as hear.

Not sure if there is a way to make this possible.
Marlyn
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