BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATIONS

Botanical illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species, frequently in watercolor paintings. They must be scientifically accurate but often also have an artistic component and may be printed with a botanical description in books, magazines, and other media or sold as a work of art. Often composed in consultation with a…

MENTALIZATION

Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) is most effective in the treatment of personality disorders, eating disorders, depression, trauma, and substance misuse, and is one of the main evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder.   Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) is an attachment based therapy that focuses on developing an individual’s ability to recognise thoughts, feelings, wishes and…

Research on Therapy Online

Online therapy, also known as e-therapy, e-counseling, teletherapy, or cyber-counseling, involves providing mental health services and support over the internet. This can occur through email, text messaging, video conferencing, online chat, messaging, or internet phone. Online therapy can occur in real-time, such as in phone conversations and text messaging, or in a time-delayed format, such…

Conscious Coaching

We’ve all read plenty of books on coaching, S&C and sports science and leadership. The theory heavy manuals that have without doubt done the industry a great service and are always great to dip back into as a frame of reference. Conscious Coaching by Brett Bartholomew however offers something different. Never before has the art…

Artist Development

These stages are as dependent on a child’s exposure to art and art media as they are on a child’s innate artistic ability or fine motor skills . It should be noted that because a child does not seem to go beyond a specific developmental stage, it does not mean that the child has a cognitive or…

Reflective Practice

    The Gibbs’ reflective cycle (1988) encourages a clear description of the situation, analysis of feelings, evaluation of the experience and analysis to make sense of the experience. This would be followed by conclusions where other options are considered and reflection upon experience to examine what one would do if the situation arose again….

Endings

  When you think of the word ‘ending’ what do you think about? Ending a relationship? Finishing a good book? Leaving a job? Changing hairdressers? Death? You’re right. These are all endings, and the more of them we experience, the more you will likely form a pattern of how you deal with endings overall. “When…

Adventure Therapy

  Adventure therapy, as a distinct and separate form of psychotherapy, has become prominent since the 1960s. Influences from a variety of learning and psychological theories have contributed to the complex theoretical combination within adventure therapy. Spending time in nature through outdoor therapy can improve mental health in a number of ways. For one, time outdoors has…

Reflective Writing

Art therapists have emphasized the therapeutic effects of self-expression through art. However, the art in art therapy typically includes the visual arts (e.g., painting or drawing), while linguistic expressions, especially writing, are more often considered important in expressive arts therapies. Art therapy can be an integrative approach by embracing the multisensory and multimodal nature of…