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Clinical Meeting | Anxiety and the Corona Virus | Feb 2020

By | 2020-02-19T13:32:08+00:00 February 18th, 2020|Blog|

Image of a pangolin with face mask – thought to be the cause of the Corona virus

From a nervous disposition to phobias to a full-blown anxiety attack, how do we understand and work with anxiety? Of necessity, people do need a certain degree of vigilance for […]

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Silverlinings Brain Injury Workshop

By | 2018-12-19T18:00:21+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Blog|

On the 6th December 2018, I had the privilege to deliver an art therapy workshop to a client group from the Silverlining Brain Injury Charity. 
Their mission states their goal is; “to unite, engage and rehabilitate all those affected by brain injury with positivity, purpose and advocacy in their […]

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How Art Heals: Integrating Practice and Research with Professor Shaun McNiff

By | 2018-11-12T19:10:31+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Blog|

On 22 September 2018 we were delighted to welcome Professor Shaun McNiff, veteran art therapist, prolific author and wonderful artist to run a one-day symposium for London Art Therapy Centre.

Many art therapists have read his books and for those who are not […]

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The Birth Event

By | 2018-01-20T15:09:06+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Blog|

By Hephzibah Kaplan

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On one weekend in January 2018 London Art Therapy Centre hosted Professor Susan Hogan and her colleague Kate Phillips for a special 2-day event to learn and reflect about their work on the Birth Project they have been conducting at […]

Clinical Meeting: On Birth and Art Therapy

By | 2017-07-21T12:37:39+00:00 July 10th, 2015|Blog|

It seems many health professionals involved in antenatal care have not realised that one of their roles is to protect the emotional state of pregnant women.” Michel Odent, M.D.

This recent clinical meeting on Birth and Art Therapy was prolifically presented by art therapist Pia Jones. Prior to giving her talk, those in attendance were asked […]

Body, Mind and Spirit: Art Therapy with Neurological and Physical Conditions

By | 2017-07-21T12:37:39+00:00 June 20th, 2015|Blog|

By Hephzibah Kaplan

150623_2015-06-22 19.07.20 copy_sm11London Art Therapy Centre decided to put on an exhibition to celebrate the launch of two new important art therapy books edited by art therapists Marian Liebmann OBE and Sally Weston.

(See photos of this event in our Galleries section.)

We invited artist and […]

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Clinical Meeting: On Death and Dying: research|notes|quotes

By | 2017-07-21T12:37:40+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Blog|

MndaOn a cold March evening, with winter chill still in the air and hope for Spring’s new life not yet in London, Hephzibah Kaplan thoughtfully presented the following topic, Death and Dying at the London Art Therapy Centre clinical meeting. Those in attendance were invited to consider […]

On Death and Dying by Morgan Bush, intern

By | 2017-07-21T12:37:40+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Blog|

Morgan Bush imageOn Wednesday, 18 March, I attended the monthly clinical meeting at London Art Therapy Centre on the topic of Death and Dying. The meeting was coordinated by art therapists Mirella Issaias and Colleen Steiner Westling. The director of the centre, Hephzibah Kaplan, introduced the theme […]

Fusion Art Therapy – Confused? by Hephzibah Kaplan

By | 2017-07-21T12:37:40+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Blog|

artThe early days of professional art therapy focussed on developing a theoretical base, usually after noticing the astonishing beneficial effects of art-making with clients. Since World War 1 when Adrian Hill coined the term Art Therapy, the profession has been growing, by and large mirroring parallel developments […]

Adrian Hill, UK founder of Art Therapy by Morgan Bush, Intern

By | 2017-07-21T12:37:40+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Blog|

imgresAdrian Hill, Tuberculosis and Art Therapy

Adrian Keith Graham Hill is held by many as the founder of art therapy. Hill’s 1945 book Art Versus Illness documents the birth of the field. While recovering from tuberculosis in a sanatorium, Hill surmounted his boredom through the “simple act of […]