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making is seen as an opportunity to express oneself imaginatively,
authentically, and spontaneously, experience that, over time, can
lead to personal fulfillment, emotional reparation, and
transformation. This view also holds that the creative process, in and
of itself, can be a health-enhancing and growth-producing
experience." [Malchiodi (2006]
About Rudolf Steiner
- what he said was the future..... "to receive the child in gratitude
from the world they come from; to educate the child with love; and to
lead the child into the true freedom which belongs to man."
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On Art Journaling... Meet the 'wizard behind the screen'.
a world of rapid change, where there is war, poverty, high youth
unemployment, social disconnection, family displacement and regions in
deep trauma, I believe Art Therapy has essentially a crucial
humanitarian role to offer, within the location of the global
community, at all local ground levels.
Where there is human need, it is essential that we connect people to
resources. To assist in the humanitarian goal to build capacity around
those regionally isolated internal and external voices coping with
every-day threats, fear, loss, family separations, instability and
disruptions due to their lived circumstance. It is important to focus
where ever possible on the plight of Refugees and the Worlds Displaced
or Stateless peoples.
Therapy uses reflective symbols in the expressive arts in ways that
draw attention to our individual uniqueness as creative beings.
Doing, we may become better at understanding ourselves and others
through our participation, by working and communicating with image,
music, dance, poetry, writing, playing creatively as a form of therapy
in the arts.
As Debra Kalmanowitz and Bobby Lloyd from the Art Therapy Initiative have said;
therapy provides a means of expression in
the context of an experience. It presents an opportunity to explore
yours and anothers reality which perhaps cannot yet be verbalised and
is helpful for expereinces that are potentially overwhelming.
Through the art-making, the
individual can begin to make meaning of events, emotions and
experiences in his / her life in the presence of the therapist.
In addition, Art therapy can;
* demand active participation of the individual, combating apathy, boredom and alienation
* be a shared language, crossing other language barriers allow for catharsis
* encourage choice and decision-making increase self-esteem
* foster creativity, enabling different responses to difficult situations allow for insight-oriented work
* allow for social and interpersonal learning
As they have said;
" Nothing of course can compensate for the enormity of loss and trauma
that many have experienced. Reflective work is no substitute for
practical support, such as primary healthcare, housing, welfare
benefits, educational and occupational rehabilitation."
|Valuing the resources, capacities and meanings indigenous to refugee communities".The growth of the world's refugee population has been a major phenomenon of the late-20th century. This book "Refuges: Perspective and Experience"
by Alastair Ager considers global, social and personal dimensions of
displacement, demonstrating their close interrelationship in forging
the experience of refuge. Recurrent themes include the importance of
valuing the resources, capacities and meanings indigenous to refugee
communities, and the intimate linkage of the personal and political in
the lives of refugees. In addition to providing deeper insight into the
challenges and tensions of the refugee experience, the text seeks to
provide a foundation for more informed debate on refugee assistance and
asylum policies and practice.
I encourage everyone to read this book.
|Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
- Michael E. Brown (Editor), Owen R. Coté Jr. (Editor), Sean M.
Lynn-Jones (Editor), Steven E. Miller (Editor). Most recent wars have
been complex and bloody internal conflicts driven to a significant
degree by nationalism and ethnic animosity. Since the end of the Cold
War, dozens of wars -- in Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Somalia, the former
Soviet Union, and elsewhere -- have killed or displaced millions of
people. Understanding and controlling these wars has become one of the
most important and frustrating tasks for scholars and political
leaders.This revised and expanded edition of Nationalism and Ethnic
Conflict contains essays from some of the world's leading analysts of
nationalism, ethnic conflict, and internal war. The essays from the
first edition have been updated and supplemented by analyses of recent
conflicts and new research on the resolution of ethnic and civil
wars.The first part of the book addresses the roots of nationalistic
and ethnic wars, focusing in particular on the former Yugoslavia. The
second part assesses options for international action, including the
use of force and the deployment of peacekeeping troops. The third part
examines political challenges that often complicate attempts to prevent
or end internal conflicts, including refugee flows and the special
difficulties of resolving civil wars.
The State of the World's Refugees: Human Displacement in the New Millennium:
This Report from the UNHCR, the first since 2000, provides an
up-to-date and highly accessible overview of recent key developments
related to internal and cross-border displacement of people throughout
the world. As well as analyzing policy issues, it provides a wealth of
statistical graphs, tables, and maps.