Creative, fun & fast therapeutic warm-ups! When a client walks into the therapy room they don’t know what to expect-feeling anxious, unsure and perhaps fearful. Brief, art therapy warm-ups are the perfect way to break the ice and get clients feeling comfortable, less inhibited, and motivated to participate in individual or group therapy.
These unique 250 art exercises increase self-esteem, self-awareness and a feeling of success in artistic expression and communication, allowing clients to engage in therapeutic exercises without judgment. Using simple materials like paper, pencils and markers, these techniques can be immediately implemented in your practice.
Art techniques based in:
Useful for clients dealing with:
• Low self-esteem
• Relationship issues
• Life changes
About the Author:
Susan I. Buchalter, ATR-BC, CGP, LPC is a board-certified art therapist, licensed professional counselor, and certified group psychotherapist, and has spent over 30 years leading art therapy and psychotherapy groups. Susan is the author of A Practical Art Therapy, Art Therapy Techniques and Applications, Art Therapy and Creative Coping Techniques for Older Adults, and more. She has a private practice in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.