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Do We Doodle Because We Speak? Scribbling and sketching aren’t just practices to idle time away, but a more fundamental indication of our need for language.   Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/we-doodle-because-we-must-180952960/#4itTuBd9yQ0T1RtG.99 Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

Do We Doodle Because We Speak?

Scribbling and sketching aren’t just practices to idle time away, but a more fundamental indication of our need for language

Cancer patient's art shows raging battle, beauty of hope

Ray Paul shows his collection, My Sarcoma, an exhibit on display at Moffitt Cancer Center's Healing Arts Gallery. The paintings show his own cancer cells.

10 Reasons to Doodle | Drawing the Self Out

Doodle A Day Challenge Day 6 As the challenge continues you may be wondering to yourself "Why doodle?" In case you are still undecided

Healing the Bleeding Heart: Art Therapy as a Treatment Method for Self Injury [VIDEO]

very powerful: Healing the Bleeding Heart: Art Therapy as a Treatment Method for Self Injury [VIDEO]

October Abstracted >> Artistic Wellness- Art Therapy for Seniors: My service is to provide home based art therapy for seniors who lack transportation and/or who are immobile in their homes.

For this project I used tissue paper, construction paper, a small canvas, and Mod Podge.

Art therapy a 'gift of accomplishment' for York retirees. "Kim Martin visits the home weekly to lead art therapy classes that focus on memory and behavior improvements...Her goal during each lesson is to ensure the person has fun, but that they also experience a lasting change in the brain."

Art therapy a 'gift of accomplishment' for York retirees

Gross Motor Fun - The Tissue Dance GameTap the link to check out great fidgets and sensory toys.  Check back often for sales and new items. Happy Hands make Happy People!!

Gross Motor Fun - The Tissue Dance Game

{Gross Motor Fun} The Tissue Dance Game - Pinned by – Please Visit for all our pediatric therapy pins

The American Art Therapy Association defines art therapy as a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by art therapists, use art to reconcile conflicting feelings and more. A goal in art therapy is to improve or restore a client’s functioning and his or her sense of personal well-being. Here at The Guidance Center, we understand these values and benefits of art therapy as they aid in the healing process for many of our own clients and their families.

Long Beach's Guidance Center Showcases the Value of Art As Therapy

Common bond leads to dialysis patients' creative connection in Mentor [VIDEO] | It is what art therapy is all about — creativity toward the goal of healthy self-expression and communication with others.

Common bond leads to dialysis patients' creative connection in Mentor [VIDEO]

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