This book presents Art Therapy to those who wonder what it is about, and suggests a few simple self-help exercises.
Today, it feels relevant to underline that Art therapy is a complex well established therapeutic approach which has little to do with the fashionable colouring books called that way.
What readers usually like most :
Chapter 2 : the detailed transcription of a one-to-one session between a professional Integrative arts psychotherapist and a male client working on self-esteem issues.
Chapter 3 : Self-help simple exercises in several art media such as :
Visual arts (drawing, painting, clay, collage, photo)
Dance and movement
Sandtray / Sandplay
It is an easy read : a very concise short book aimed at non specialists even if specialists usually find it very useful as an introduction to the subject and a source of inspiration for some activities to suggest.
Words of caution : For any in-depth work on oneself, engaging with a professional art therapist or arts psychotherapist is needed.