By Phil Jones

The humanities treatments presents, in a single quantity, a advisor to the several disciplines and their present perform and considering. It presents:
* a transparent research of the connection among customer, therapist and paintings form.
* An exploration of analysis, perform and key contributions made to the sphere via practitioners across the world and inside of many alternative contexts.
* dialogue of ways the humanities remedies relate to verified well-being companies.

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For example, Landy describes how this happens through the creation and exploration of dramas around characters such as Rupert Stosh, or another role, Farmer Sam. Towards the end of the therapy Landy notes, for example: ‘During our final months together, Sam was able to understand that farmer Sam and Rupert Stosh, the secretly brutal men, though based upon his confusing parents, were fearful and shameful parts of himself’ (Landy, 1997:138). Landy sees this as a key moment in change, as the client is no longer in ‘denial’ of his problematic relationships, his fear and shame.

It is only within the development of Western civilisation, where the artist has achieved the status of myth in his own right, that the art of the unknown or anonymous person has been ignored by society. (Lanham, 1989:21) The examples we’ve looked at have shown us that art therapy can enable this ‘broader concept of art’ and the relationship between client, art process and product and therapist The arts therapies 26 to develop in many different ways in diverse settings. Aldridge gives an interesting example of this flexibility and ingenuity in terms of art therapy occurring in a sink.

Environmental music aims to influence and enhance the environment of the clients. She cites a series of tapes created by the music therapist to assist in the reduction of ‘general agitation and choreic movements’ (Dawes, 1987:4). The aims of the activity-orientated music therapy are to improve and maintain physical, intellectual and psychosocial functioning. The emphasis here is on non-verbal and verbal communication, or cognitive skills such as memory, concentration, relaxation and social interaction.

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